community revolution in progress
Following the collapse of the Black Panther Party in 1969, the Black community became subject to more abuse and attacks from neighbouring communities and the police. As a means of protecting the community, a group was formed that eventually went by the name of The Crips. The Crips are still to this day one of the largest, most violent street gangs within the world, rooted primarily in Los Angeles, California.
Focussing on where it all started, this book follows the life of Raymond Washington, the founder of The Crips, and his time while in the street gang. Using experimental typography and lettering, with a minimal colour palette directly associated to the brand of the street gang, conveying the initial good intentions and how they got twisted and distorted as time went on.