RJ Rushmore, the founder and editor-in-chief of Nectar Ads publisher Vandalog, has just published his second book, Viral Art: how the internet has shaped art and graffiti.
A labor of love two and a half years in the making, Viral Art critically examines how street art and graffiti have been shaped by new communication technologies. Rushmore concludes that the future of the movements lies in the creation of “virtual interventions” over physical displays.
RJ was recently interviewed about the book by Graffuturism and received a shout out from acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey. Last month, Hyperallergic published an extended excerpt from the book which focuses on the history of Wild Style (1983), lauded as the first major film on graffiti and hip-hop culture.
In keeping with the ethos of his subject, Viral Art can be read, downloaded, and shared with others, all for free online at ViralArt.net.