Written by graphic designer Cey Adams, with help from noted hip-hop photographer/historian Bill Adler, DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop gets to the nuts and bolts of establishing the hip-hop aesthetic. Both Adams and Adler contribute essays, as do notables like Russel Simmons and Sacha Jenkins. Visuals, the driving force behind the book, come from the likes of HAZE and Dapper Dan. Fine arts are also represented, with the work of Mr. Cartoon, Kehinde Wiley and others reproduced and dissected.
A must for anyone interested in hip-hop and its many spin-offs. Out now from Collins Design.
Images from DEFinition after the jump.