By Larry Pierce
Today I will be reviewing Ink Feast Volume 1 and Ink Feast Volume 2 from up and coming artists Jamil and Jamal Caminiti. If you are a fan of street art and old school rat rod style art then you’re going to love these two books. I’m not going to lump this into one big review that encompasses both books because that would be an injustice to the art. So if you’ll bear with me, I’m going to give you TWO reviews for the price of ONE.
Ink Fest Volume 1: Bombs Away
I’ve always been a huge fan of graffiti and street art. From the sides of buildings, to the city overpasses (How in the world did they get up there?) this book is full of “tags” and various other art you see in the city. The paper is standard weight, which means that if you are going to use markers or other mediums that might bleed through you’re definitely going to need a backer to keep from bleeding onto the adjacent pages. The good news about that is, the book comes with blanks in the back for that express purpose. The images are super clean and the line work is crisp and heavy enough that none of it washed out no matter what medium I threw at it. All and all I was super impressed with this outing from the Caminiti Bothers.
Ink Feast Volume 2: Extreme Road Ragers
What can I say about this book?? Man, it’s cool!! If you like cars, babes, monsters and just super cool images this is the book for you. The art in this book is reminiscent of the old school Rat Rod art with the larger than life characters and the outrageous autos. Most of the images in this book are in landscape format, which really makes the images stand out on the page, and as with the previous book images are clear and the line work is heavy. Like I mentioned in the first review, the paper is standard weight, which means that if you are going to use markers or other mediums that might bleed through you’re definitely going to need a backer to keep from bleeding onto the adjacent pages.
Overall, I really enjoyed these books and would recommend them to anybody out there interested in gritty street art and cool rides.