Book Launch: Name Tagging By Martha Cooper

by | May 17, 2010 | ART

Name Tag stickers go back to the origins of graffiti. An easy way to mass-produce a tag and quickly place them, they were they accomplished all the goals of stencils but faster. They’re still a prevalent form of graff, faster than stencils, faster than writing, and captured en masse here by photography great Martha Cooper. From Mark Batty Publisher’s Website:

In Name Tagging, graffiti photography legend Martha Cooper presents a dizzying array of “Hello My Name Is” stickers adorned with tags, the origin of graffiti and today’s street art cultures. Cooper’s introduction, artist interviews and photographs make clear how artists famed and anonymous take advantage of the accessibility and practicality of name tag stickers. From CLAW MONEY and NECK FACE to TWIST, SURE, FAUST, COSBE and many, many more, Cooper’s camera has captured the artistry and audacity of these artists and their distinctive tags.



Name Tag stickers go back to the origins of graffiti. An easy way to mass-produce a tag and quickly place them, they were they accomplished all the goals of stencils but faster. They’re still a prevalent form of graff, faster than stencils, faster than writing, and captured en masse here by photography great Martha Cooper. From Mark Batty Publisher’s Website:

In Name Tagging, graffiti photography legend Martha Cooper presents a dizzying array of “Hello My Name Is” stickers adorned with tags, the origin of graffiti and today’s street art cultures. Cooper’s introduction, artist interviews and photographs make clear how artists famed and anonymous take advantage of the accessibility and practicality of name tag stickers. From CLAW MONEY and NECK FACE to TWIST, SURE, FAUST, COSBE and many, many more, Cooper’s camera has captured the artistry and audacity of these artists and their distinctive tags.

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