Here’s a little video of what went down at 71a Gallery the other night for the Rap Graphics show:
The show is typographical pieces of art - strictly no graffiti! - created from rap lyrics by first-class illustrators. It’s all about showing off the amazing poetry, wordplay and technical genius of rap in a whole new artistic light beyond fat markers and paint drips.
Exhibiting artists include Sarah Hyndman (The New York Times, Hill & Knowlton), Mark Ward (Nike, Mountain Dew),Timba Smits (Thames & Hudson, Wired), Niels Bakkerus, Angus MacPherson (Little White Lies magazine) andFabrizio Festa (HUCK magazine).
The lyrics chosen for the illustrations have been chosen by such hip hop artists as Stig of the Dump, Aspects, Ed Skrein, The Last Skeptik, Dizraeli and more.