One of his latest projects is Tokyo Colour-In - a colouring-in book of Tokyo street art. Developed from the Tokyo street art research project, this intriguing tome was 'created to introduce little hands and minds to the fine-grained hand made aspects of human(e) creativity on the street'.
It is very apparent that the graffiti oeuvre is steadily forming a very credible niche within the art world, and through publications such as Tokyo Colour-In its mainstream acceptance now transcends the formative years of street art, which so often are depicted as mere acts of vandalism. Parallels can be drawn with movements such as Dadaism, eager to cruise the back roads of counter culture, as opposed to the more public thoroughfares of gallery fodder.
This presents a paradox; legitimising the practice might erode any sense of chaos. Will colouring-in blank-out the bigger picture? Or will these early-learners extract some tangible benefits from sampling creativity on the cutting edge?