FREIGHT DIARIES - DERAIL & MONIKER MIKES
Derail Freight Zine & Moniker Mikes have teamed up for a great intro to the millennial freight train moniker scene. There are some nice classic names like The Rambler, The Solo Artist, Water Bed Lou, US Coaltrain and even Twist. We think the strength in this one is their large collection of contemporary signatures, photographed in full color and printed at a decent size. It's so exciting to see this often overlooked artform getting so much attention.
Monikers are small drawings of image and word combinations applied to rolling stock with oil bars or chalk sticks. They have a very specific history relating to rail workers, hobos, oogles, and punks. Freight Diaries helps capture a moment in the movement here as we approach the centennial of the Great Depression.
comes in a hand stamped and sealed envelope with a printed Derail sticker, some more freight swag, and a laser cut wooden hobo nickel.
first edition of 100, hand numbered
40 page double sided full color printing on laser paper with silky cardstock cover - 7" x 5"
design & production: DERAIL FREIGHT ZINE - 2021
Freight Train, USA