USUGROW: Love and Hate from JP (Upper Playground), Hardcover
96 pages, 2007, Hardcover
Love Hate from JP Japanese artist Usugrow creates his own fresh, distinctive takes on classic subjects such as skulls and horror characters with bold lines and meticulous detail inspired by everything from tattoo flash, skateboarding, and gang graffiti to Japanese caligraphy, watercolor painting, and corporate logos, with skillful use of black and white, and a stunningly beautiful, unique, lettering style. Imagine Hokusai raised in the Barrio. Love Hate From JP collects Usugrows paintings and works on paper, as well as personal photographs taken throughout his career.