The title "Kill to Succeed" is derived from the name of one of Los Angeles's most original graffiti crews, K2S, of which both Big Sleeps and Defer are members. This crew is historically known for giving Los Angeles a unique brand of graffiti lettering, heavily influenced by traditional "Placaso" styles, which were born on the streets of LA and date as far back as the 1930's. This book Features a wide range of lettering forms - from blocks, robotic text, script, calligraphic styles and various hybrid forms of lettering that both authors have practiced and developed since childhood. Although these styles have become more widely recognized, accepted and influential. With this book you now have a rare glimpse into once secretive world of lettering.