Addicted to Steel explores the global phenomenon of applying graffiti on trains. It chronicles the tales of a London based graffiti writer who, over a period of twelve years, became a household name and one of the most wanted vandals by the British Transport Police. With his unique insight into this greatly misunderstood subculture, the author has given us the first of its kind detailed account of criminal damage on such an unprecedented scale. The book covers many missions that span across London, the Home Counties and as far afield as Europe and New York. The adrenalin fuelled short stories transport you in to the grime covered underbelly of London s underground transport network along with many other cities. It is a thrill a minute roller-coaster ride of planning, painting and quick getaways.
Glynn Judd is an experienced graffiti expert with over twenty five years hands-on practice of the subculture of graffiti vandalism on trains. His involvement with graffiti spans from the mid 1980 s where he grew up in a small suburb of Essex and relocated to London in 1996. Glynn has written a number of articles about graffiti culture for the British press including, most recently, for The Guardian newspaper. He has appeared in The Metro, The Evening Standard and The Daily Mirror. He has been interviewed by several on line publications such as Not Guilty magazine, Aerosol Planet and Wordplay magazine and appeared in several documentaries produced by Short form films. He has participated in youth workshops run by Croydon council and Muswell Hill Baptist church discussing his experiences in graffiti. He still actively writes graffiti but strictly in a legal environment in gallery shows and workshops in England and Europe. He enjoys freelancing for the British media and is currently writing a follow up to his debut novel, Addicted to Steel.
Foreword Introduction Going All City Whole Cars On The Central Line The Leak At Cubanna Bar Battle Of Waterloo Finding Farringdon Bollards & Bikes Trouble At Cockfosters Christmas Night Whole Train In The Ghost Yard Sunday Roast In Upminster Stratford Market Christmas Whole Train With NEMA Epping Limbo Dance Loughton Hi Vis Mill Hill East WC High Barnet Insides On The Central Line Bush Bombing On The District Line West Ruislip With The Russians Woodford's Vigilante Newbury Park Granny Slam Down Plaistow Back Jump New Cross Back Jump & The Paint Problem Dyer Avenue Back Jump Lenox Ave #3 Yard, Harlem Search For The #1 Line Tunnel Lay-up Dump Koch All Saints Bottle Bank Docklands Light Railway At Beckton London's Most Wanted Chingford Tea Party Cambridge Clash Christmas At Caterham #2's In First Class Dropping Bombs In Clacton Bishops Stortford Lay-up Ilford Railroad Funk Stratford Daytime Yard Gillingham Horses Merry-Go-Round At Colchester Tonbridge Target Practice Europe Calling The Mussels From Brussels Hamburg, Germany Copenhagen Chaos Day One Day Two Day Three The ACD Boys From Genoa Utrecht Connections Amsterdam & Rotterdam With The GT10 Crew Alicante Epilogue
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