The Rooster is CROWNED!

The 2021 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes, has concluded. Catch up on all the action!


In a move to obliterate ubiquitous graffiti, tag and stencil art, cities like Toronto, Portland, and Vancouver have taken steps to obliterate these urban hieroglyphics with overpainting. Rarely is the paint a match for the building itself, nor are subsequent coats a match for prior ones.

It is during these fleeting moments between successive applications that I have endeavored to find abstract compositions. While these property owners have at least momentarily obliterated one form of urban art, they have unintentionally created another.