Arresting art photography takes the curious into the depths of worlds that normally remain hidden behind gardens overrun with wild vegetation and tall fences blazoned with “Keep Out!” signs. Photographer Martin ten Bouwhuijs’s regular urban exploration missions throughout Western Europe have culminated in this collection of haunting images made in abandoned hospitals, morgues, monasteries, power plants, schools, factories, swimming pools, and castles. Each location is described in a brief history. Capturing the venues in various states of neglect, these photographs reveal remnants of once-habitable spaces: from furniture still in place but covered in thick dust to dramatic vaulted ceilings speckled in mold and water stains to walls that have given way in complete disrepair. More than 150 dramatic images continually heighten anticipation by showing long views down empty corridors and wide views of rooms with doors that lead elsewhere – you never really know what you are going to see around the next corner.Author: Martin ten Bouwhuijs started urban exploration after seeing a TV news report on the subject. He went to his first factory the next day. He lives in the Netherlands.Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 196 illustrations | 176 pp | Hard CoverUSD$34.99
This book it has its direct origin on an international call for papers, issued by Pedro Costa and Paula Guerra, which aimed to give body to a publication on the thematic of creative milieus and cultural scenes in contemporary urban spaces. The organizers of that publication were surprised by the great quality and interest of the proposals for papers which were presented, even if many of them were not focused specifically and directly on the “creative milieus” and “urban scenes” approach they were looking for. Interestingly, many of the papers raised the issue of the relation between urban interventions (particularly street art approaches) and public space. That was so stimulating that the authors, drawing also upon previous work on that area, decided to give birth to another project, complementary to the edition of the original idea of book, which would be specifically focused on issues of urban interventions, street art and public space. For that, they joined Pedro Soares Neves, which have been working for years in the field of street art and urban interventions, is executive director of Urbancreativity international research topic on Graffiti, Street Art and Urban Creativity. The diversity of contributions put together in this book acknowledges the variety of debates and perspectives that mark contemporary discussions on the relation between art and public space, with particular reference to the case of graffiti and street art, which attracted most of the contributors that came from various disciplines and backgrounds.
- Paperback: 174 pages
- Publisher: Pedro Soares Neves (February 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9899771260
- ISBN-13: 978-9899771260
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Hardcover: 392 pages
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 2 edition (Sept. 1 2009)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 3.8 x 24.1 cm
216 pages, hardcover- Berlin is a particularly strong magnet for international street artists and its landscape is filled with artwork and signatures that are inventing new visual codes. But the impressions that these artists leave are inevitably fleeting as their art falls victim to the city’s unrelenting development. Luckily, the book Urban Art Photography serves as a permanent documentation and time capsule of both the creation and evolution of these constantly changing images.
Renowned graffiti artist KET looks at 38 of the most influential urban artists from around the world
From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form. Renowned graffiti artist KET selects 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation. Alongside selections of their artwork, KET explores their mediums, methods, and backgrounds, and why they've chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the cliched lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life. With photographs, biographies, and commentary by KET, this is the perfect companion for modern art fans who would like to learn more about their favorite street artists and discover new ones, and anyone wanting to learn more about this vibrant, exciting, and constantly evolving art form.
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Michael O'Mara (February 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910552054
- ISBN-13: 978-1910552056
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.8 inches
NYC has been and continues to be a beacon for artists, who both feed off and contribute to the City’s energy. This is Luna Park’s love letter to the City and the artists who continue to aspire and inspire.
For the last ten years city librarian Katherine 'Luna Park' Lorimer has been cataloging the art to be found on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts education as a museum. Ever since the City banished graffiti from the subway trains, it's streets have developed into a vast playground for a complex culture, made up of distinct communities, each with their own hierarchies, values and sets of rules. This book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform. The public space within which artists operate is fluid and new boundaries are being pushed every day. The streets are teeming with a vast spectrum of (un)sanctioned art, running the gamut from quick, illegal handstyles to full-blown production murals.
• Comprehensively documents 10 years in the explosion of creativity to be found on NY’s streets
• Covers the best of street art, graffiti and intervention
• Compiled by respected NY librarian and social documentarian Katherine 'Luna Park' Lorimer
Does street art exist in spotless Tokyo? Yes! But strict vandalism laws and conservative Japanese culture have suppressed the graffiti scene in Tokyo. This stunning survey by photographer and graffiti artist Lord K2 takes you into the Tokyo neighborhoods exhibiting a colorful array of urban art created on the fly and as low-key as possible. Here is a look at vibrant stickers, tags, highly elaborate murals by both local and international artists, and a gallery of work by the artist network Pow! Wow! Worldwide. The images are accompanied by well-researched commentary and a history of Tokyo graffiti, positioning this book as a comprehensive introduction to the best kept secrets Tokyo’s graffiti scene has to offer.
Size: 10″ x 7″ | 149 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764354731 | Binding: hard cover
After the success of LA Woman and LA Portraits , the famous West Coast street photographer Estevan Oriol releases This Is Los Angeles. From ‘homies’ to Hollywood, this definitive anthology depicts the city of Los Angeles in all its forms and captures 20 years of Oriol’s extraordinary career. The extensive portfolio charts the soul of Los Angeles, from portraits of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Dennis Hopper, Marissa Miller, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Floyd Mayweather and Lance Armstrong, to the counter-culture of the Latino world of tattoos and the dark reality of gangs. Captured in intriguing analogue b/w shots, these photographs offer an exclusive glimpse into LA ganglands normally hidden from the public eye. This Is Los Angeles is Estevan Oriol’s largest publication to date and showcases his most iconic images, as well as unseen work from his archive across over 200 pages.
Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles. Today, street art has traveled to nearly every corner of the globe, evolving into a highly complex and ornate art form. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world’s most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned “city artworks” that provide an intimate understanding of these metropolitan landscapes.
Organized geographically by country and city, more than 100 of today’s most important street artists―including Espo in New York, Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles, Os Gêmeos in Brazil, and Anthony Lister in Australia―are profiled alongside key examples of their work. The evolution of street art and graffiti within each region is also chronicled, providing essential historical context. With contributions by the foremost authorities on street art and graffiti, this landmark publication provides a nuanced understanding of a widespread contemporary art practice. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiemphasizes urban art’s powerful commitment to a spontaneous creativity that is inherently connected to the architecture of the metropolis.
From the executive producer of the Year-Round Metal Enjoyment film comes the second printing of TLDL Vol. 1 in paperback format. The first publication of its kind to solely showcase the contemporary freight-train graffiti subculture photographed along the rail lines of New England, the book is also packed with trackside productions, missions in nearby tunnels, and life (and death) at the gravel's edge. It is an unbiased look at not only who is the "most up", but who is out there attempting this art form at all. Archival sections include contributions from Spek, Sept, and Learn. Among the hundreds of photographs are wisdoms and witticisms from twenty-five graffiti writers, along with insights from railworkers, and a foreword by legendary writer, Ichabod.
Featuring over 224 writers.192 pages.
For fifty years, graffiti and street art have been challenging conventions and stimulating debate around our perceptions of what constitutes art. As the genre enters its sixth decade, this ground-breaking book presents a new interpretation of where street art and graffiti are situated today. Introducing the concept of 'Intermural Art' - art in between the walls - Rafael Schacter presents a genre at a key moment of transition. While many street and graffiti artists are still challenging the orthodoxies of the public sphere, an increasingly large group are reshaping the field by no longer furtively entering the institution, no longer slavishly reproducing exterior works inside, but instead attempting to merge out and in to create a form that articulates graffiti, street and contemporary-art influences. Through forty profiles of the leading proponents of this new approach from around the globe, Rafael Schacter presents a compelling analysis for 'Intermural Art' while also showcasing some of the boldest work being made currently.
On the walls of alleys and abandoned buildings, on chain link fences and trash cans, on utility and traffic signal boxes – this is global street art, as photographed by Lou Chamberlin. The images jump off the streets and into the pages of Lou's book, as her photographs document the walls making waves in cities from London to Berlin, Sydney to Lodz, Dublin to Rio, and Tokyo to New York.
This is an important new sourcebook for street artists, revealing not just the latest, exciting art happening around the globe, but also the collaborations and communities supporting the movement.
Meet 20 of the most creative, original street artists from around the world—including Banksy. Art has moved from the museum into the streets, with visionary artists using their creativity to convert the spaces of everyday life and, often, to address social and political issues. Journalist Alessandra Mattanza interviews 20 of the most renowned figures in the street-art scene, from painters to sculptors to stencilists, who reveal their stories and their inspiration. The international roster includes: Aryz, from Barcelona, Spain, who creates elaborate murals on buildings and trucks; São Paulo graffiti artist Nunca (Francisco Rodrigues da Silva), who began painting at 12 years old; Shepard Fairey, renowned for his poster of President Obama; EVOL, from Berlin, who specializes in producing miniature buildings and installations; Fauxreel, whose photography-based work explores themes of homelessness; and Swoon, who combines art with social action through her nonprofit. Chris Versteeg, an expert in graphic design, provides a detailed historical introduction to this popular, omnipresent form of contemporary art.
This book showcases the most exciting and entertaining examples of street art from around the world, giving the background of the artists who created it and exploring the humor or political messages conveyed by this cutting-edge form of self-expression
What is behind the tidal wave of street art that is sweeping through the cultural scene today? What are its artistic features, its codes, and its language? How has its production, which was originally exclusively centered in the urban space, invaded galleries, bringing with it real popularity for some artists? These are some of the questions that Magda Danysz, a gallery owner and recognized expert on street art, answers with an easily comprehensible and entertaining style in this unique, richly illustrated anthology. This volume retraces the history of the genre from its beginnings in the mid-1970s to the current issues that surround it today. This historical journey is dotted with portraits of the big international names from the field and dives deep into one of the major currents of contemporary art.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 8.8 inches
It includes pictures taken over the past four years, as well as others of which some were unpublished till now.
Signs of Our Times: From Calligraphy to Calligraffiti covers six decades of an art trend led by artists from the Arab world and Iran. Starting in the early 1950s, this alternative and original approach to modernism began with artists who took inspiration from their own cultural sources and combined them with international aesthetics and concepts. This publication considers the work of 50 key artists, ranging from important pioneers of the calligraphic movement to those who use the written word in their work today.
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 3.2 x 27.9 cm
The art of urban calligraphy, an avalanche of visual poetry and poetic visuals, now in vivid full color. Meulman's iconic new art form, Calligraffiti, has attracted followers within graphic design, architecture, typography, advertising, calligraphy and graffiti. Sharing an interest in the visual arts and an appreciation for print, they understand that a word is an image. Here Meulman expands his ever-evolving artistic territory to include wild paintings and fine art.
Memories of Dismaland is my extensive full color photo diary of the amazing temporary pop up theme park erected by Banksy and 58 other artists set up in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Prepared in secret under the guise of constructing a movie set for a Hollywood film company filming a crime thriller called “Grey Fox”, the pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, was clearly a sinister twist on Disneyland, although Banksy denied any relationship to Disney and actually banned Disney associates from the park that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015, ran 36 days and closed permanently on 27 September 2015.
Martha Cooper has the reputation of beeing the first and foremost photographer of emering Hip Hop culture in New York City. Her book, HIP HOP FILES - Photographs 1979-1984, makes a significant part of her extensive and unique archive accessible for the first time. The book documents the beginning of the phenomenon, now known as Hip Hop. The publication of many of her photos in the early ´80s, disseminated the culture both at home and abroad.
Along with the photos are quotes and statements from the people appearing in them.
The book celebrates its 10th birthday in 2014 and was published in three different languages: german, english and french.
The book includes a thoughtful introduction by ZEPHYR as well as essays by CHARLIE AHEARN; PATTI ASTOR and POPMASTER FABEL, participants in the early Hip Hop scene.
Lost or forgotten were the walls that now proudly carry the messages of calligraffiti artist eL Seed. "Lost Walls", his first book, beautifully and poetically documents these walls, handpicked during his road trip around Tunisia. "Lost Walls" is a calligraffiti journey of discovery for eL Seed, who chronicles the painting of 24 walls in four weeks. Inspired by the reaction to his largest project to date, the minaret of the Jara mosque in his ancestral home of Gabes, eL Seed decided to set out on this month-long personal journey across his motherland, painting "lost" walls along the way. This book provides unique and rare insight into the world of calligraffiti and the Tunisian people.
226 pages, hardcover- 13 graffiti writers, 2 years, 600 unpublished Polaroids. Like Lipstick Traces shows the everyday life of 13 graffiti writers. Consciously, and therefore in contrast with usual graffiti publications, it uses the peculiar medium of Polaroid. A Polaroid camera and about one hundred Polaroid photos was sent to well known graffiti writers of different nationalities. The task was to shoot their everyday life with complete freedom in the choice of the motifs. It is that freedom which makes this book so special, but also the fact that all these unpublished photos were taken especially for the book. In the beginning of the 21st century, graffiti seems to be taking a line which is totally against its original motivation. On one hand, this might be caused by more severe penalties, on the other it is due to the increasing incorporation of the media and big business. Thus, the artists presented in this book devote themselves to this art in a committed way. They do not succumb to commercial pressure and they bring new life into the graffiti movement. Artists featured are AROE (UK), C.B.S (DE), DUMBO (IT), HONET (FR), KEGR (DK), O CLOCK (FR), OS CURURUS (BR), RATE (USA), REMIO (NOR), ROCKY (ES), SCAN (CA), SMASH (CH), THE E.R.S (BE).
LET HER BE FREE is the first collection of their art and covers nearly a decade of their career with more than 200 full colour pictures. Starting in 2006 the book offers a retrospective of their art in their early Iranian years and follows the brothers to New York City and depicts their work all over the world. With a special introduction by Jess X Chen and an afterword by Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, founders of Brooklyn Street Art.
"In the footsteps of Banksy, Icy and Sot have quickly earned their street credits. The brothers, have developed an international visual language to complete their path toward freedom in their own distinct way." -- HUGO KAAGMAN, Dutch Street Art Pioneer
"It is great that the medium of stencil art has grown to be adopted by so many artists around the world. These guys have a great eye for placement in the streets and always have something important to say with their work." -- Adam Neate, UK-based Street Artist
"These wise brothers call attention to a gaping gash in the side of humanity. Slowly stitching together torn fragments of human stories, Icy and Sot gives awareness to the flaws of our political systems and the way that impacts individual lives." -- Faith47, South African Street Artist.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Lebowski Publishers (June 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9048828015
- ISBN-13: 978-9048828012
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
Published to accompany the release of the Krink Sprayer. The selected 16 drawings were made at the Krink Studio in Brooklyn, New York.
6.38 x 9.25 inches (16.5 x 23.6 cm)
32 pages with cover, black and white
Published by innen in Zurich, Switzerland.
All artwork and photos by Craig Costello.
innen is an independent publisher promoting Swiss and international contemporary artists, offering unconventional perspectives on art and contemporary trends. Founded by Aaron Fabian in 2006. innen has gradually gained prestige with its uniquely charming Zines and Books.
208 pages, hardcover. Once a year, the Juxtapoz magazine photo issue is released to eagerly awaiting fans of bleeding-edge photography. For the first time, Juxtapoz Photography pulls together in one volume the featured artists who since 1994 have been redefining a new movement of art and culture through provocative lenswork, groundbreaking camera angles, intense and often irreverent subject matter, moody and vibrant colors, and intimate portraiture. Juxtapoz Photo showcases a diverse group of current photographers, both established and up and coming, with a mix of personal and documentary images. The photos are eclectic in style and subject -- from portraits of celebrities and anonymous people, to snapshots from travels abroad and intimate moments captured on film -- but all photos are united by the Juxtapoz stamp of intriguing freshness and outsider perspectives. Contributors include Corey Arnold, Estevan Oriol, Alex Prager, Angela Boatwright, Dylan Maddux, Sam Bassett, Ye Rin Mok, Jesse Pollock, Heather Culp, Andy Mueller and many more.