Hoop Kings

Charles R. Smith, Author, Charles R. Smith, Author, Smith Jr. Charles R., Author Candlewick Press (MA) $14.99 (42p) ISBN 978-0-7636-1423-2
After paying homage to Hoop Queens, Charles R. Smith Jr. now focuses on 12 male NBA superstars in Hoop Kings. Memorable imagery and slick rhythms (not to mention an actual-size Shaq shoe print on a foldout) combine to create poetic portraits (such as the one for Allen Iverson: ""Crooked cornrows/ cause chaotic/ and catastrophic collisions/ with precision""). Smith's signature bold photographs, playful type, and electric colors and design blend 1970s-era basketball, modern street ball and hip-hop influences.
Reviewed on: 02/01/2004
Release date: 02/01/2004
Paperback - 37 pages - 978-0-7636-3560-2
Prebound-Sewn - 37 pages - 978-1-60686-051-9
Prebound-Sewn - 978-1-4178-2771-8
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