BRUSH MASTER //
Illustration and Design
“At the height of his activity in the early 2000s, Mississippi’s artwork covered an enormous span of the Indianapolis cityscape. For me, Mississippi’s once-omnipresent hand-painted signs are an important component of the visual aesthetic of Indianapolis. His hand-painted signs represent a dying tradition in a world increasingly dominated by technology and the generic corporate design of chain stores and franchises.
Mississippi’s work is threatened by the ever-expanding intrusion of gentrification in Downtown Indianapolis, a reminder that we need to protect our cultural assets.”
— Kyle Long
Editor: Stuart Hyatt
Design by: Janneane Blevins
Illustrated by: Benjamin Blevins
Publisher: Half Letter Press
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Published in May 2018 for an exhibit of the Brush Master’s work at the Central Library, April 1 - June 30, 2018.