Brothers Beau and Bryan Abbott spent their childhood obsessing over baseball cards; every last dime of their allowance money went to funding their collection. Unfortunately, the value of their collections didn’t exactly rise with age. So what did they do with all those charming relics? They defaced them.
With Sharpies, they turned their worthless baseball cards into irreverent, nonsensical, and brilliantly crude pieces of art, shared and sold the cards online, and became the internet all-stars known as Baseball Card Vandals.
In the new book, Baseball Card Vandals the pair spotlight more than 200 of their favorite cards and dozens of never-before-seen pieces that have been comically transformed. An absurd twist on a beloved collectible, Baseball Card Vandals will delight sports fans, artists, and pop culture junkies everywhere.
A short introduction about the history and process of creating the cards gives both new and current fans a behind-the-scenes look at how these “original, unnecessary works of art” became an internet phenomenon.
About the Authors
Beau Abbott is 2 ½ years older than Bryan. He holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as the distinguished title, “grad school dropout.” He currently works as a copywriter and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Brittany and their crazy dog Benny.
Bryan Abbott is 2 ½ inches taller than Beau. He is a self-taught graphic designer who can also do masterful impressions of just about any Major Leaguer’s batting stance. He currently works as an art director and lives in Los Angeles with his classy dog Milu.
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