LA Art Magazine Artillery reviews soccer-fan graffiti book The Chosen Few
Notable Lowbrow artist Anthony Ausgang reviewed Mitja Velikonja’s The Chosen Few: Aesthetics and Ideology in Football Fan Graffiti and Street Art for the Los Angeles art magazine, Artillery.
Ausgang considers the political, as well as the artistic aspects of the book, which features hundreds of images of Velikonja’s personal archive, observing that “remarkable DIY designs are featured in Mitja Velikonja’s scholarly illustrated book. […] Velikonja’s analyses are an essential addition to any discussion about the connection between football and graffiti, as well as its effect on social affairs in the streets. […] Velikonja’s exhaustive research makes The Chosen Few so dense that, while a compelling read, it could use a little more about markers and less about Marx.”