Reader in New Orleans

READER: classic books & skulls (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Classic books & skulls (Photo by Luna Park)

I recently spent a week in New Orleans, where I saw A LOT of Reader… impressed as always by the variety of names and styles.

READER: xxx (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Sporkit (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Bonafide (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Bonafide (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Reverand Reader (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Reverand Reader (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: xxx (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Book n Skull (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Square Bohohesterer? (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Square Bohohester… (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Square Bohohesterer (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Square Bohohester! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Harsh Boans You Go Girl (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Harsh Boans You Go Girl (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Rankos Boans (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Rankos Boans! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boans (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boans! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boanes Oye (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boans! Oye (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: You Go Girl Reader RK Evak (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: You Go Girl Reader RK Evak (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Wolftits Reader (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Wolftits Reader (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Read! (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Book Skull (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Book Skull (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boanes (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boanes (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boanes Half Shell Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boanes Piccadilly Lounge Half Shell Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boaney Harsh Paws Old Crow (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boaney Harsh Paws Old Crow (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: 9th Ward (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: 9th Ward (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boans (Photo by Luna Park)
READER: Boans (Photo by Luna Park)

Special thanks to P, A, and C for helping me navigate the city.

OYE, Read!

Read *Open*Your*Eyes (photo by Luna Park)

I can’t think of a better way to start my week than coming across a brand new roller by one of my favorite artists! Open your eyes and read motherfucking books all day!

Read (photo by Luna Park)
Read (photo by Luna Park)
Read (photo by Luna Park)

Buy More Books

Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)

Over the years that I have been photographing street art, the question comes up time and time again: who are your favorite artists? Whether it’s me doing the asking or someone asking me, there are a select few people who seem to make it onto just about everyone’s list. One such artist is Reader, aka Read More, Read More Books, Booker, OYE, Rancour, Hoodrich, Boans…the list goes on and on. You know when he has come through your town because it’s hard to walk even a block without seeing some sign that he has been there. Yet, in the past (and it’s possible that I’m wrong here) I have never seen anything of his – not a print, a canvas, or even a zine – available for purchase. But today I was stumbeling around the internet and happened to run into the website for Operation: Madman.

Apparently these madmen have very good taste, as Operation: Madman Publishing and Distribution has brought us The Reader for their debut publication. Originally released as a hand-bound edition of 12 in 2005, this new publication is being made more widely available as a hand numbered edition of 2000. Samples of what to expect from within its 186 page can be previewed in this Flickr set.

If you live in NYC and you want to support a local business, I hear that Scrap Yard has (or had) some copies for sale. It can also be purchased online at Railroad Semantics ($22) or at Operation: Madman ($18).

Happy Reading!

Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)
Read More Books (photo by Becki Fuller)

Your Summer READing

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If you follow New York City street art and graffiti, there’s one name you can’t ignore: READ. His annual trips leave a highly legible trail each time he hits New York: stickers, tags, rollers and pieces, he does them all with admirable style.

READ all about it on a wall near you.

katsu read

reader freight