[San Francisco, Calif.? : Scott Williams, 2008?]
 p. : all col. ill. ; 31 cm.
N7433.4 .W547 A75 2008 F ARTLCKM
Known for his collaborations with other San Francisco artists, this year-and-a-half solo effort by Williams showcases the stenciling and airbrushing technique he has used in other works such as Watch Your Step and Collect Call from the Spirit World. But with Anti Alert! Williams moves into new territory, collaging stencils onto pages and even cutting out the pages themselves to produce stencils within the book. The cut and collaged pages are stenciled with a variety of inks, including translucent inks that shimmer as the pages turn. The result is a very dense, image-laden piece that strongly reflects the stencil/spray can graffiti qualities associated with San Francisco “Mission School” street art. A complementary text runs through the book, the words either stenciled onto or cut out of the pages, such that one reads simultaneously on and through each page's surface. The pages are thick and weighty due to the layering of paper and ink, each one a physical and palpable construction that requires the viewer to engage with and appreciate the artist's effort and method.