This is the perfect practice paper sheets to improve your lettering skills or help you design your own hand lettering style. -The practice workbook includes 3 sections (Lined guide sheets, Alphabet practice sheets and Dot grid ) sheets to practice your lettering. -Contain over 100+ pages with size 8.5 x 11.
- Paperback: 110 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 16 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1719213674
- ISBN-13: 978-1719213677
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.6 x 27.9 cm
This typeface collection combines the elegance of calligraphic lettering with remarkable ease of use, making it an ideal resource for artists, illustrators, and anyone in need of distinctive graphics. Choose from 100 carefully selected fonts―ranging from such classic styles as Mainz Gothic and Certificatext to the distinctive modern motifs of Bosworth, Accord, and Zebra.
Each alphabet includes uppercase letters; most also feature lowercase letters and the numerals 0 through 9. These inexpensive and copyright-free alphabets are easy to reproduce on any standard copier, and they provide a tremendous variety of unique typefaces that will add elegance to diplomas, certificates, documents, and a host of other print projects.
- Series: Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography
- Paperback: 112 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 11 inches
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-expressionUSD$12.95
96 pages, hardcover- Photojournalist Alex MacNaughton continues to traverse London's streets looking for the best graffiti. His first collection of photographs was eagerly snatched up by graffiti enthusiasts. Now featuring 150 new images, his latest book is full of color and life. Political, funny, angry, or just plain weird; in stencil or spray paint, the images here present a London simmering with artistic passion. The book opens with a map of MacNaughton's travels in London, detailing his quest for the perfect piece of street art. Following are page after page of riotous color photographs, bearing witness to the skill and talent possessed by the artists who practice it. This great looking, affordable volume provides a lasting record of this most fleeting of art forms.USD$14.95
The Brazil Diaries is an intimate look at the Perre twins aka How&Nosm, European graffiti artists and professional muralists residing in New York. There has been much interest in their new work. In times when a multitude of colors, techniques and effects tend to overcompensate for style, How&Nosm take the opposite approach.
125 pages, soft cover.USD$14.95
Enter the magical world of Bunny Kitty! The first book in a brand new kids’ series, The Origins of Bunny Kitty begins the adventures of Daisy the cat, also known as Bunny Kitty. Accidentally left behind when her family moves from the country to the big city, Daisy is taken in by an adoptive family of rabbits whose mother lovingly sews her a bunny suit so that she can feel more at home — but sadly, Daisy still misses her mother and brothers. When she meets a bunny fairy that recognizes her courage and independence, she is given a spell that transforms her into the magical Bunny Kitty, and Daisy sets off in search of her lost family. Charmingly told with wonderfully vibrant illustrations, this is a sweet tale of how sometimes everyone needs a little help.
48 pages, Hardcover
9" X 9"
Once, the spraycan kings of New York's subways astounded the world with their exuberant graffiti images. Now a new generation of artists has hit the streets and is decorating neighbourhood walls with memorials to the tragic and untimely deaths of friends and loved ones. R.I.P. - assembling the very best of a vibrant street art wave - contains colour photographs of memorials from Harlem and the Lower East Side, the South Bronx and Brooklyn, as well as the moving stories behind them. The victims of shootings, accidents, arguments, police killings and drug-related turf wars may be gone, but thanks to these paintings they are not forgotten: for a violent and indifferent city has also spawned a rich urban art form.
- Series: Street Graphics / Street Art
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson (April 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500277761
- ISBN-13: 978-0500277768
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
Death Vallée is a compulsive photographer, obsessive, sick and anxious. Self-taught, he presents his work as a diary for years on his blog: www.deathvallee.com
For his first book, he gives us a graphic novel, a letter to a loved one who is missing. A story that happens to us all: "A letter to a friend”.
Hardcover; 15cm x 21cm
offset print (printed and bound in the EU)
Text: English / FrenchUSD$14.95
96 pages, hardcover- Over the past few years there has been a resurgence of interest in street art as a genre of artistic expression. Photographer Sven Zimmerman has been at the forefront of this renaissance, surveying the streets, sidewalks, and facades of his home town for the most arresting, humorous, politically savvy, angry, and just plain outrageous examples of street art. In with a fresh eye and to pay attention to images we might otherwise fail to notice. Similar in layout and design to the first collection, and graced with the same vibrant color and impeccable composition, Berlin Street Art 2 offers further compelling proof that the urban landscape is teeming with artistic masterpieces, if you just know how and where to find them.USD$14.95
Advocator of "Free Your Spirit” Danish graffiti maestro Sabe is a true master of styles that flexes on all levels whether it's with his advanced mechanical letter compositions, new-wave bubble styles, photo-realistic portraits, cartoon characters, or just plain bombing. He is known to mix up these styles to suit the occasion and his mood. Never one to be called a slacker he has an unparalleled enthusiasm for the craft along with a work ethic and execution rate of an army of crews. With a career spanning over twenty-five years Sabe remains active, prolific and influential.USD$14.95
Explore the geography of genius in Desperately Seeking B**ksy, a pocket-sized, smaller sibling of Where’s B**ksy that illuminates the interaction between artist and space. Where its predecessor featured in-depth analysis of each piece displayed, Desperately Seeking B**ksy offers accessibility and brevity for the more casual fan. The maps are streamlined, and analysis has been replaced by individual quotes that offer insight into the inspiration behind each piece. The artwork selection is up-to-the-minute, featuring 2017’s Bridge Farm Primary School and The Walled Off Hotel.With a size and price point perfect for gifting or impulse buying, it makes Banksy’s work available to a wider audience than ever before.Like the other titles in the Desperately Seeking series, Desperately Seeking B**ksy looks at a major cultural icon from a brand-new perspective, providing context for his work and legacy.USD$16.95
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.USD$17.95
Maclaim is a German crew known for spraying some of the finest photorealistic graffiti to come out of a can. This books follows the crew through it's daily triumphs and travels at graffiti jams and competitions, showcases Maclaim's commercial work, and perhaps most uniquely, shares the techniques involved in developing amazingly realistic aerosol art by means of detailed step by step photos along with illustrations and captions. Other Chapters include an overview of the Weimar City graffiti scene, profiles of members of the posse, Hall of Fames work, and a glossary. Great Book, 160 pagesUSD$19.95
128 pages, Paperback- London based artist Dave the Chimp was one of the first street artists who went outside to paint with brushes and acrylic paint. Since 1996 Dave has been extremely prolific in the streets and galleries and has channeled his talent and passion for skating toward designing skateboards for German Skateboard label Hessenmob.
His original style and bold black lines, all hand painted, are humorous, often incorporating lighthearted social commentary. He has painted public service announcements against smoking, “get out the vote” posters, and is often referred to as a “positive” graffiti artist who is just trying to bring a smile to his neighbor’s faces and some beauty to his run down neighborhood.
However humble his aspirations, Dave the Chimp has managed to have an impact around the world with his art. Included is an interview with the artist and many examples of his fine work on walls as well as graphic projects.
Dave the Chimp is the second publication in the Part of Rebellion Series, monographs focusing on artists from the groundbreaking Art of Rebellion and Art of Rebellion 2 first published in 2004.USD$19.95
128 pages, softcover. Third edition in this remarkably successful series is devoted to one of the greats of the Dutch and European street art scene, Erosie. Active since 1993, Erosie has developed a totally unique style that in his own words "...looks for parallels between and the nuances of the graffiti-codes, the illustrated image, commercial visual language and the traditions of art..." His goals are to use, confirm, deny or question these fields visually and/or conceptually in the quest to define his own personal visual language, which is a mixture of street art and pop art. He uses humor, mixes graffiti lettering with typography, challenges us with puns and wordplay and his illustrative style is a cross between Edward Gorey and Robert Crumb — think no further than the headless chicken or the two rappers, Jay-Z and Nas, battling it out in cartoon form.USD$19.95
96 pages, hardcover- Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Herbert Baglione has become highly respected and recognized around the world for his distinctly singular work both on the streets and from the studio. Influenced by his older brother, Herbert began drawing at the age of three and never looked back, going on to create evocative works rich in emotion and attaining a level of sophistication and diversity in his work that distinguishes him from many artists working today. The heart of his work is formed by his relationship to emotional matters such as death, human coldness, family, the world and the work of other artists and his strong desire to retain his sense of wonderment as it pertains to the world around him.USD$19.95
128 pages, hardcover- Graffiti artists in Paris, much like in New York and Los Angeles, have transformed urban spaces (sidewalks, metro stations, staircases, abandoned buildings) into showrooms that exhibit their work in all of its many mediums, from a proliferation of stickers to cleverly applied stencils to giant murals. In Graffiti Paris, Fabienne takes readers on a tour of Paris's street art, and also discusses the variety of unique sources that inspire the artists, including the cave paintings at Lascaux, nineteenth-century Japanese blockprints, and comics.USD$19.95
It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.
Plotting expeditions from London, Paris, Berlin, Detroit, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Bradley L. Garrett has evaded urban security in order to experience the city in ways beyond the boundaries of conventional life. He calls it ‘place hacking’: the recoding of closed, secret, hidden and forgotten urban space to make them realms of opportunity.
Explore Everything is an account of the author’s escapades with the London Consolidation Crew, an urban exploration collective.
The book is also a manifesto, combining philosophy, politics and adventure, on our rights to the city and how to understand the twenty-first century metropolis.USD$19.95
The most visual book on early 1970s graffiti ever published. The authors were themselves artists and maintain long friendships with other artists, as well as photo archives of the time, on display in this one-of-a-kind book. Early 70s New York saw the growth of a new phenomenon. Key pioneers tell their own story. Eye-opening first-hand story accounts in pictures and text. The names names here have star status far beyond graffiti culture; without them, no Seen, no Banksy, no Revok. In this glimpse of a different New York, there is an invaluable picture of graffiti in the early, playful years. Essays and quotations by: Ale One, All Jive 161, Blade, Cay 161, Checker 170, Clyde, Death, FDT 56, Flint 707, Iz The Wiz, Jester 1, Joe 182, Lava, LSD OM, Mico, Pnut 2, Roger 1, Ski 168, Snake 1, Taki 183, Vamm Photos by: Alan Fleisher, Robert Browning, Bill Ray, Jack StewartUSD$19.95
Discover the street art scene in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and 39 other cities around the world through vivid photography. From Banksy’s stencils and Invader’s mosaics to amazing murals, this insider’s guide provides practical details and maps of where to find secret stashes of street art, and introduces key artists, festivals and locations.
Street art is now present in almost every city, town and village in the world, from Aachen to Zwolle. Its true audience is measured in the billions. And given that the first record of homo sapiens painting on walls is thought to date back around 40,000 years, it’s surprising that street art has taken so long to flourish.
Today, the proliferation of legal walls and organised festivals around the world makes it possible to encounter thought-provoking, transformative art in the most unexpected of places.
This visual guide to the world of street art takes in the scene in over 40 cities and includes interviews with some of the most prolific and well-known street artists, including Blek le Rat, FAILE and Faith47. And with hundreds of locations plotted and a special focus on 15 of the world’s most incredible street art festivals, this guide will help you discover artworks hidden in plain sight around the world.USD$19.95
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
128 pages- Graffiti and street art have been at the heart of visual subcultures for the past thirty years. However, as time progresses the new wave of artists are moving in fresh directions. Corporate giants have been quick to jump on the graffiti bandwagon, perceiving it as a shortcut to youth culture. Even street stickers have been highjacked by the multinationals for advertising.Frustrated by wholesale corporate theft of the scene, the latest generation of street artists are employing different techniques in their work, different means of dissemination, different materials, different ways of getting their work noticed. Using the detritus of the urban environment—advertising, fly-tipped rubbish, street signs—the new scene is subverting the streetscape in 3D to shock, educate, and entertain. This book documents the new graffiti with photographs of the work and interviews with major players around the world.
128 pages, softcover- firsthand survey of the most original graffiti scene to emerge in the past decade. Brazil's graffiti captivates with entirely fresh ideas, techniques, and messages: from the startling achievements of internationally renowned twin-brother painters Os Gemeos to the visual powers of the ubiquitous daredevil Pichadores. Whether one's taste is for extraordinary creative extremes amid urban deprivation, or for crafted murals at their most elaborate, Graffiti Brasil offers both stunning photography and in-depth history and insight. From the author of Stencil Graffiti and Street Logos.
The book begins with an overview of tools and materials, both traditional (pointed pen and fountain pen) and modern (including brush markers and chalk), then presents a visual glossary of letterforms, highlights the unique characteristics of the featured alphabets, and demonstrates how to draw letterforms to foster an understanding of how they’re created. The core chapters explore traditional, modern, and special effects lettering using a variety of mark-making tools, with in-depth how-to on adding flourishes and other special details, plus creative projects. There’s also an introduction to modifying and creating letterforms digitally, as well as practice sheets for the featured alphabets.
So whether you’ve never tried lettering before or you’d like to develop your skills and consider all your creative options, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy will guide and inspire you on your lettering journey.
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: Creative Publishing international (June 12, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 12, 2018
- Language: English
The Swiss Brainfart Crew presents the 5th edition of their mag with some super fancy gadgets. The Brainfart Sticker Magazine contains 99 stickers in comic style by 8 international and national artists.
Besides some articles about the highlights of the previous year you also get 2 colouring pages. Sticker bomb away!
This compelling look at graffiti explores the many aspects of this shocking, raw, and often vulgar art form that are not typically discussed. The hearts and minds of obsessive graffiti writers are revealed, and a range of controversial topics are addressed. What motivates them? How do they live? Why and how do they become interested in what many see as vandalism? The techniques and tools of the trade are examined, and interviews with notorious graffiti writers from around the world are included. Filled with stunning and rare color photographs of some of the deadliest tags, throw-ups, cross-outs, and burners from the private collections of graffiti legends, this book will be treasured by graffiti writers, those fascinated by hip-hop culture, and individuals interested in urban art and the lives and motives of obsessive vandals.
This Is Not a Photo Opportunity is a street-level, full-color showcase of some of Banksy’s most innovative pieces ever. Banksy, Britain’s now-legendary “guerilla” street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Once viewed as vandalism, Banksy’s work is now venerated, collected, and preserved. Over the course of a decade, Martin Bull has documented dozens of the most important and impressive works by the legendary political artist, most of which are no longer in existence.
Walking through a city is often like visiting an open-air gallery thanks to the graffiti and street art that decorate walls, houses, garage doors, and other urban canvases; the Street Book invites you to explore and shape a city gallery of your own in a leporello-style graffiti coloring book. It provides 32 different city settings filled with buses, benches, subway platforms and other features for you tag, dress-up, or just doodle on, perfect for practicing your handstyle or creating colorful panoramas over a variety of diverse backgrounds. High-quality paper and a dynamic layout make it perfect for Publikat’s Stylefile markers, while the hard cover and elastic binding takes the Street Book from a simple coloring book to a fully-fledged artist’s sketchbook.
Published by Publikat
64 pages, Hardcover
11 1/2" X 5 3/4"
112 pages, Hardcover: Roger Gastman has created more books on graffiti culture than anyone. He's edited and published countless artist monographs and anthologies and even served as Supervising Producer for the film documentary Infamy.
As the political and economical turmoil in Greece continues unabated, the city of Athens and its passenger rail system have been covered in graffiti by locals and traveling European and American writers. This volume, the fourth and biggest in our series of Euro graff books, documents illegal graffiti in Athens (including more than fifty cleantrain photos!).
Writers featured include, among many others, 1281, 1UP CREW, APER, AREES, BAMBOO, BUNES, DECA, DEMO, DEXA, ESEM, ETHER, FLUOR, FOLKS, GANS, GOFEY, GUES, HORFE, JICK, MIDAS, MIKS, MISS17, MOAR, MOSA, MOSES, MSER, NINO, OMICK, OPEN, OS GEMEOS, OTIS, PACES, RISOT, RUNS, SILENT, SNOEMAN, SPLID, STACE, TAPS, TARTA, TERA, TUNES, UTAH, WASE, YEABOI and YES2
116 pages, 9"x6", perfect-bound, full color, individually painted and stamped covers, hand-numbered edition of only 100 copies.
173 pages- A classic body of photographs, most never before seen in print, documenting New York graffiti's emergence. Presented full-frame, at high resolution, and with meticulous attention to the original color, this book brings to life the gritty, exciting New York of the early 1970s and the raw visual power of early graffiti. Sacha Jenkins, an authority on graffiti's history, puts these photographs in a broad historical context of an emerging youth culture that now reaches into every corner of art, fashion, and entertainment. At once nostalgic and inspirational, The Birth of Graffiti opens the way to a deeper appreciation of graffiti's historical and artistic significance.
64 pages, hardcover- The 9th Concept is a collective of young gifted artists who master modern graphic art technology while using a variety of possible materials. This volume presents the artworks created by the members of the collective for their exhibition, « Sang 9 » (translation from french: fresh blood). The exhibition developed from a central idea: to divert a banal French health insurance form in various stages with new creations by the Collective's founders and their guest artists : BigJul, Jerome, Cyril Fritsch, Alexone, Veenom, Romain, Citizen, Ankh. Each page reveals reproductions of their « bandages »printed as stickers which have contributed to the 9° Concept's fame both in the graffiti and graphic design worlds. Beside the obvious graphic quality of this work, it is also a remarkable testimony to the work of one of the most important graphic artists' collectives from this generation.
Children of the Can: Bristol Street Art and Graffiti is the follow-up to 2008's hugely successful Children of the Can: 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti. What started out as a straightforward second edition quickly took on a life of its own and has grown into a new project. Since the initial publication of Children of the Can the Bristol graffiti scene has seen the emergence of many new artists and events, cementing Bristol's status as one of the UK and Europe's most influential cities in the street art movement.
With more than 60 added pages and more than 20 new artists and events Children of the Can: Bristol Graffiti and Street Art gives a comprehensive A- Z of some of the biggest names in Bristol graffiti. Including: 3D, Banksy, Cheo, China Mike, Filthy Luker, FLX, Haka, Inkie, Jeff Row, Jody, Lokey, Mr.Jago, Mudwig, Nick Walker, Rowdy, Sickboy, Soker, What Collective, Will Barras, The Z-Boys and many more
Author Felix 'FLX' Braun started writing graffiti in the mid-80s and grew up with the Bristol scene painting alongside the likes of Inkie and Nick Walker. He continues to live and paint in the city and has unrivalled access to the artists and their work. Here, they tell their stories in their own words. Many of the images in Children of the Can have never before been published and many have been provided from the artists' sketchbooks and private collections. The book is the definitive collection of Bristol graffiti, containing several hundred images.
Hardcover, 352 pages
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
176 pages, paperback- At last, the most comprehensive book on London's street art yet published. Following hot on the heels of Prestel's hugely successful London Street Art and London Street Art 2 this volume brings together the very best images from those two books, together with over 80% completely new and stunning material photographed in London right up to the moment of printing in 2009. Home to arguably today's most famous street artist, Banksy, London's al fresco visual culture is vibrant and constantly changing - provocative street art images past and present reflect the creativity of a leading design capital. Through pictures by acclaimed photographer Alex MacNaughton this volume covers all materials and methods, from stencil graffiti, to spray paint and trompe-l'oeil, as well as highlighting the work of the major street artists themselves.
121 pages, paperback- Martha Cooper's photos take us through the Alphabet City of the late 70's as the area was about to undergo extensive urban renewal a process that is still continuing today. At the time, the neighborhood had more than its share of drug dealers and petty criminals, and the landscape seemed ugly and forbidding. But to the children who grew up there, the abandoned buildings and rubble-strewn lots made perfect playgrounds, providing raw materials and open space for unsupervised play. A crumbling tenement housed a secret clubhouse, rooftops became private aviaries, and a pile of trash might be a source for treasure.
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
128 pages, softcover- by Doze Green & David Ellis. Two of the most influential graffiti turned fine artists active today, New York City residents Doze Green and David Ellis fuse the true meaning of hip-hop with contemporary art styles to create a hybrid of visual sounds that are truly unique and original. In their collaborative book and project, Shaft, each artist takes their trademark styles and characters and interconnects both elements on a site-specific project upon an elevator shaft. The results epitomize the roots of hip-hop and both artists reflect the 21st century urban landscape.The 128-page book comes with a pull-out poster that captures the entirety of the shaft project.
144 pages, flexicover- A young photographer explores the artistry and adventure that goes into the incredible graffiti of London's overground and underground trains. Some of the most outrageous graffiti art in the world barrels through the city of London in a blur of color. These moving canvases and the people who create the dubs or burners are the subject of an electrifying collection of images by photographer Jete Swami. As a teenager, he hung out in sidings and soon learned to paint trains, all the while taking photos and filming his friends-which he continues to do today. In revealing interviews with the photographer, these artists speak out about the joys and dangers of bombing and burning their tags, throw-ups and pieces on to London transport. In addition to vibrant reproductions of the works themselves are shots of the artists as they work under cover of night or scramble to avoid arrest. A unique collection of London's most dazzling high-speed train art, London Burners captures the intensity of this most urban of artistic expressions.
176 pages with 200 color illustrations Hardcover- New York is a street art Mecca, boasting a vast outdoor gallery which encompasses walls, fences, sidewalks and just about any other available surface. Featured in this dynamic collection are approximately 200 images of works by exciting newcomers and old masters, including New Yorkers Swoon, Judith Supine, Dan Witz, Skewville, WK Interact, L.A.'s Shepard Fairey, Brazil's Os Gemeos, Denmark's Armsrock, France's Space Invader, C215, Mr. Brainwash, Germany's Herakut, London's Nick Walker and the infamous Banksy. A foreword by Carolina A. Miranda, author of the blog C-Monster.net, rounds out this compelling portrait of the state of urban art in one of its most important and supportive communities.
168 pages, Paperback. Sponsorship is a Ryan McGinness book documenting and expanding upon the ideas and images to arise from an exhibition staged at BLK/MKRT Gallery in Los Angeles in 2003. Sponsorship forwards an intense dialog amongst many of the artists central to the corporate sponsorship debate through a series of 19 interviews. Responses to McGinness' probing questions regarding accepting corporate backing for artistic endeavors and dealing with companies great and small run the gamut. Sponsorship features interviews with FUTURA, Barry McGee (TWIST), KAWS, Romon Yang (RO-STARR), DALEK, David Ellis (SKWERM), Brendan Fowler (BARR), Todd James (REAS), Christian Strike and essays by Carlo McCormick, Jacqui Millar, Steve Powers, Shepard Fairey, Adam Glickman and Rob Walker.
80 pages, paperback- In this handheld photo-essay featuring some of the imaginative creations of Turf One, Paul 107 presents a brief portrait of the artist in a collection of beautiful, full color photographs. Turfizm: The Selected Works of Jean ''Turf One'' Labourdette, focuses on some of the intricate so-called ''pop surrealist'' works that reflect Turf's acute attention to character detail, and an almost playful fascination with life and death. The Sun Shines In: A few days in the studio with Jean Labourdette, is a study of his creative process, offering a quiet look into the studio environment where most of these elaborate works are created over time. Since moving to Montreal from Paris in 2001, Jean ''Turf One'' Labourdette has become a quietly revered, internationally known talent, evolving from his graffiti-based roots into a skillful and dedicated multidisciplinary artist, currently concentrating on painting. This book is one of the many collaborations between Turf and writer/photographer Paul LabontÃ© and/or Paul 107, steeped in mutual respect and real friendship.
62 pages, hardcover- Olivier Stak discovered graffiti during a trip to London in 1987. He painted his first graff in 1988 in Paris with Colorz. From 1988 to 1994, he worked at defining his style, writing on the walls of major European cities. The founder of WorldSigns, a quarterly review devoted to the art of graffiti, Olivier Stak, is undeniably rooted in urban expression (tag and graff). In 1995 he converted his signature into a logo and began to work with a variety of materials ranging from neons to stickers. This book features a selection of interventions completed between 1988 and 2004 in the city or in galleries and just as graffiti has been erased, the majority of the works presented in this book no longer exist.
128 pages, hardcover- Artist and author Caleb Neelon (SONIK) began his graffiti career like anyone else, but the Cambridge, Massachusetts native took a hard right and caught a flight out of town. Deliberately ignoring the obvious global centers of New York, Los Angeles, and London, Caleb painted subject matter close to his heart while making a street presence in places like Kathmandu, Sao Paulo, and Tegucigalpa. Across, around, and in between five continents, indoors and out, Caleb has pulled off some unique, colorful, and heartfelt work both alongside collaborators like Os Gemeos and Andrew Schoultz, as well as in streets where he is the first foreigner – let alone street painter – to wander in quite some time. Featuring heartfelt travel stories going beyond the artwork to the socio-political situations that surround them, as well as the large-scale gallery installations of Caleb’s from venues such as the Boston Center for the Arts, Caleb Neelon’s Book of Awesome provides an overview of the work of this diverse and distinctive artist.
144 pages. In just a few years, Swedish street art has boomed. Anonymous artists have been using the city as a playground, and its streets as their parliament. Street art raises questions, but once it reaches the audience, there are no answers. How does the urge to feel responsible for your immediate environs arise? Why are some expressions within street art more accepted than others? Why do so few women choose to work in public space? How is this art affected by advertising? Playground Sweden gives the answer through the accounts of 30 of Sweden's most interesting street artists. Playground Sweden is a travel report through text and image, abook on contemporary Swedish art that refuses to follow conventional rules. Richly illustrated with unique pictorial material that will show you not only the finished product, but also the creative process of street art.
88 pages, perfect bound B&W pages- A compilation of linocuts and drawing by Montreal artist Other, famous for his freight monikers. This book comes with a mini-CD by Sixtoo (Ninja Tunes). Limited edition of 1000 copies, with multicolored silkscreen outer sleeve.
After ten years of travelling with the finest graffiti artists and documenting their amazing works, Riky Kiwy, an italian photographer, self published his book Un Train Peut En Cacher Un Autre. 190 pages full of trainwritings, from whole trains to carts and pannels and with many unseen footage.
The softcover book also contains 6 amazing und cool stories from artists like Mundial, Lost Shoe aor Young Panda, among others. You'll never get so much insight in the exciting world of travelling in search for steel!
Morley is a Los Angeles-based street artist that specializes in bold, typographic posters which he wheat pastes within the urban landscape. Blending humor, hope and his unique perspective on life, Morley's aim is to act as a friendly voice amongst the cacophony of billboarded messages and corporate slogans. This voice was given a face when he began including an image of himself in each of his pieces, looking to create a more intimate relationship between the artist and the audience than many of his anonymous contemporaries could allow. In 2011, Morley's work caught the eye of Steve Lazarides whose Outsiders imprint began selling his work, describing it thusly: "His sympathetic statements give the tirelessly aspirational residents a welcome reminder of what's important in life: love, simple pleasures, making the world a slightly better place and not hating on yourself too much." Today, he continues to paste his work in any city that doesn't enforce their vandalism laws through caning. Also he made us promise to include the fact that he can hold his breath for over an hour, and that if anyone challenged him to a breath holding contest, they would totally lose - but he was probably lying about that.
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Cameron Books; First Edition edition (April 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937359581
- ISBN-13: 978-1937359584
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1 x 11.4 inches
208 pages, hardcover- Urban Iran is a depiction of everyday life apart from international and diplomatic policies, giving voice to people living and working in Iran today while probing the complexities of contemporary Iran. Described and revealed by photographers, writers and visual artists, from street art to heavy metal bands and book publishing, Urban Iran documents how the Western media gaze influences how much of the world views Iran, but also how this gaze impacts how Iranians see themselves, especially in the realm of the creative arts. Novelist Salar Abdoh relays how his adventures driving a Puegot 206 hatchback in and around Tehran were emblematic of a ''split in the personality of the country . . . what makes Iran so difficult to describe to non-Iranians''; Tehran-based photographer and designer Karan Reshad offers images of markets and the country's burgeoning graffiti scene, most notably the work of A1ONE; articles from the magazine Bidoun delve into Tehran's largest housing complex, Iranian facial hair trends and the country's underground heavy metal scene; Charlotte Noruzi's personal stories about the effects of her childhood books remain with her today, resulting in her exploration of the current state of publishing and illustration in Iran today. Together, all of these parts form a whole, an intimate portrait that is insightful and visually diverse.
134 pages, hardcover- Urban Guerrilla Protest showcases the ways and means of individual, subversive protest actions. Featuring over 90 artists and initiatives from around the world, the book provides insights into the resources that are being used to place activist messages in the heart of the everyday, documenting the rise of the media-guerrilla during the decade spanning 1995-2005. All over the world, activists have disseminated their messages using an array of methods targeted to grab the attention of the public, as well as the perpetrators of the actions that have instigated the protestors. Berlin-based graphic designer Ake Rudolf has compiled an international collection of successful and poignant actions; its design and bilingual English/German layout is an homage to the Do It Yourself attitude that all of the examples champion in the name of questioning corporate hegemony. Examinations of Reverend Billy, the Yes Men, The Institute for Applied Autonomy, The Billboard Liberation Front, The Ruckus Society, Yomango, Surveillance Camera Players and more than 90 other examples from all over the US, UK, Australia, China, Argentina and elsewhere illuminate how these messages are heard, and in many cases incite change.
160 pages, 100% color- Malcolm Jacobson is a photographer who recorded Swedish graffiti since 1988. This book is essentially a document where hundreds of his pictures show the life and the work of several graffiti writers. The paintings were buffed a long time ago, but the pictures in this book and the stories behind the artworks keep them alive forever. An essential book.
Softcover, 17x24cm, 96 pages
Mike Giant has achieved fame as a graffiti artist, illustrator and tattooist. Black ink is Giant's specialty and whether his medium is concrete, paper or skin his signature style - made up of equal parts Mexican folk art and Japanese illustration - is unmistakable. All over the world his style is renowned and followed. Latin and Hispanic culture play a major role in the execution of his silhouettes, which often resemble buxom pin-up femme fatale's and assorted other voluptuous characters, often with skulls and animal tentacles (for good measure). Be them shapely graceful figures or flashy femme fatale's from various era's and cultures, Mike Giant's characters from every opoque guarantee a stellar viewing experience. Muerte is the jewel in the crown of the 36 Chambers series.
233 pages, paperback.
This book does not intend to be anything more than a record of the classes thet Hern n Ordo ez has given over the last six years in the Basque Country. It contains many of the experimental proposals made between 2004 and 2010 in the Design and Typography classes and workshops, taking the reader to a journey through the processes, searched, objectives and achievements. Some of the projects have received prizes and honourable mentions from Signes, ADI-FAD and Laus; several of the projects were chosen by various publications, while others gave students the opportunity to undertake their first work experience at prestigious international studios such as Design Bridge in London and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for which the author co-tutored the Corporate Identity for its 10th anniversary.
96 pages, softcover- Drago invited Jeremy Fish to come to Rome and create site-specific works. The results are in the book Rome-antic Delusions. The contents contain a Roman remix of Jeremy''s images, with an Italian touch added to his usual cast of characters, as his rich iconography has had a glass of prosecco and a plate of pasta.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Since 1984, Darco has left his name in spray paint on every surface he considered worthy of his mark and in just a handful of years he has become the leading trendsetter in European graffiti styles. Rigorously aesthetical and a true devotee of writing and lettering, Darco is a forerunner whose tortured style combines a burgeoning creativeness with typical Germanic meticulousness. Of Franco-German origins, Darco is an international graffiti artist who has travelled worldwide on a quasi-mystical quest for the perfect letter.
Among the famous graffiti artists from New York City’s 1970s subway era was an unassuming talent from the unassuming borough of Queens. The Italian-American rock and roller who wrote “DON 1 MAFIA” blasted onto the scene like a meteorite out of nowhere. His influence on this art form transcended the inner city and he became a legend and a household name. But his descent from the top of this name game, a result of the hedonistic lifestyle of New York City at the time, was just as swift, and for years DON1 has lived in obscurity. Fortunately, as a photographer studying at the prestigious school of Art and Design, DON1 documented his iconic work, along with that of his well known contemporaries, using his trusted 35mm camera. This penetrating work takes the reader inside the supernova that was DON1′s creative life with nearly 200 never before seen graffiti photos of the most undocumented NYC train lines and an even rarer glimpse at work from his black book.
Size: 12″ x 9″ | 222 b/w & color photos | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345005 | Binding: hard cover
256 Pages, full color, hardcover: In their second volume, Modart coins a new term, “Moussism” to describe a post-everything era in the arts. According to the editors, Moussism is a non-traditional community based movement, which is not limited to a period, place or classical notion of aesthetics, discipline, medium, ideology or style.
Writing text messages in public spaces has been a unique art form and a means of communication between humans for thousands of years. Many street artists work only with text, written messages or poems, and not necessarily with colourful murals, styles, tags and logos. Street Messages is the first publication that delivers a deep insight into this literary form of expression in the world of global street art.
Street Messages offers a historic background to written messages in public spaces and introduces more than 80 artists from across the world who work exclusively or partly with text. The vast body of information, numerous exclusive quotes and words of wisdom makes Street Messages the first book to shed some light on this as yet undocumented form of street art culture.
Features artwork by Banksy, Dolk, Ben Eine, Faith 47, Flint, Kid Acne, Know Hope, Mobstr, Skki and many more.
Nicholas Ganz aka Keinom is a freelance photographer and author from Essen, Germany. He started to paint in the streets in 1994 and has been documenting graffiti and street art ever since. In 2004, he published his first book, Graffiti World, which became a world-wide best-seller and was translated into 11 languages. In 2006, he released Graffiti Women and went on to write several books about Burma/Myanmar.
Author: Nicholas Ganz
Cover: Hard cover
Release date: 20150415
From the publishers behind Banksy's mega-selling Wall and Piece, comes the fully-illustrated, beautifully presented book by feted London street artist, STIK.
Stik first came to notoriety as an underground street artist who painted life-size stick figures during the night around London’s East End. As a firm believer in the right to protest, the freedom of speech, and basic human rights, Stik has now painted murals in cities, towns and villages all over the world, focusing his work in communities which have not been afraid to express themselves in the face of repression and disenfranchisement.
Having gained an international following, Stik credits his audience with the intelligence to fill in the details with just six lines and two dots to imply emotion. Each piece is a meditation.
This is the first collected volume of his work to date. It reveals the political and artistic inspiration behind the work of one of this country's most brilliant and inspiring artists.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price USD$29.95
320 pages, paperback- Since 2003, the nationally acclaimed and unique exhibition series BackJumps - The Live Issue has had sensational impact and successes in Berlin. The Backjumps team, built around curator Adrian Nabi, successfully wrapped their third major Live event, in late 2007. While gallery owners and professionals of the culture sector were left rubbing their eyes and the conservative tabloid newspapers elevated the project s profile with cries of scandal, approximately 50,000 enthusiastic art lovers made a pilgrimage to the exhibitions and numerous Backjumps-related side events in Kreuzberg.
BackJumps - Live Issue # 3 , the three-dimensional Live edition of the legendary Backjumps magazine, once again brought the street art scene together to view works of numerous international artists under one roof. In addition to the actual exhibition, several workshops, panel discussions, lectures, urban walks and partner exhibitions took place. Several large scale murals were painted throughout the city under the Backjumps banner and of course, throughout the course of the events, the streets of Berlin were as alive and visual as ever.
All this and much more can be found in the From Here To Fame s newly published 320-page (catalogue-)book, BackJumps - Live Issue # 3 , which, in keeping with former editions, strikes a bold note with its revolutionary design. The book gives the reader an allinclusive tour of the exhibition rooms, describing with brilliant images and thoughtful texts, the work of the 24 artists and projects. Additional information and numerous other works of each individual artist are also found in the extensive artist chapter of the catalogue. With the book s retrospect of Live Issues # 1 and # 2, light is shed on the Backjumps scandal , and the impact that the expositions have had on the Berlin art scene. POET 1 examines the story of the Backjumps magazine, from its humble beginnings to its present day success, while CEMNOZ, CHEECH and DON M. ZAZA elucidate the depths of their style philosophy. Select photographs of the side events, careful documentation of the painted murals and a large chapter on street art that includes more pictures, essays and academic treatises make this volume a must-have for more than just avid lovers of writing and street art.
232 pages, hardcover- From the author of the enourmously successful Graffiti World comes this spectacular follow-up celebrating the contributions of women to contemporary graffiti and street art. Female writers have always been in the forefront of the graffiti movement, though often shunted to the sidelines by their male counterparts. This exhaustive volume places them front and center, featuring 1,000 full-color illustrations from some of the world's most prominent artists, including Brazil's Nina, Japan's Sasu, Mexico's Peste, and the Americans Lady Pink, Swoon, and Miss 17. Two eight-page fold-out collages, a fold-out poster jacket, and an authoritative text round out the impressive package. The first and only comprehensive survey of its kind, this book is sure to attract and expand upon the wide and enthusiastic readership that made Graffiti World such a runaway success.
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
156 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/4'' x 12'' (235 x 305 mm, 134 color illustrations, English- The last decade has seen the rise of artists who have rejected academia to embrace urban culture as their inspiration. The exhibition Viva la RevoluciÃ³n: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape represents the pinnacle of this progression through an epic convergence of 20 artists from around the world.
98 pages, hardcover- Freelance photographer Johan Fredin-Knutzen is bringing you on a trip to discover the subway of Stockholm. You will see the tunels, the stations and other beautiful pictures of the subway system. This is not a graffiti book as it doesn't show graffiti pieces, but you can feel the graffiti vibe in each pictures, as you go deeper in the tunnels.
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.
128 pages, hardcover- The work of the world’s top street artists on the Israeli-Palestinian separation barrier. Banksy was the first, but far from the only, international street artist to work on the separation barrier. Concrete Messages makes pieces and powerful messages from artists like Banksy, Swoon, JR, Faile, Blu and Ron English available to a wide audience. By combining pictures with interviews, Concrete Messages shows more of well-known local and international street artists than just their work.
224 pages, Hardcover
7" X 9"
An inveterate traveler, painter of walls and canvases alike, sculptor of deranged toys and a fan of the color pink, the enigmatic artist Buff Monster surprises and amuses in all mediums. In his latest monograph, Stay Melty, Buff collects his works in progress, paintings, murals, posters, stickers, Melty Misfits trading cards and toys. As it’s hard to keep up with this energetic artist’s output, fans will be grateful to find much of his recent work in one compact volume. Buff Monster grew up in Hawaii, lived and worked in Los Angeles and currently resides in New York City.
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
Six case studies, conducted in New York City, Trenton, and Jersey City, explore how graffiti murals are created and what role they play in cities where buffing illegal graffiti is a lucrative business. The author interviewed people affected on a daily basis by the murals at sites around the metropolitan area, including property owners who have welcomed the muralists in hopes that the artwork would serve as a deterrent to vandalism—and provide a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to buffing. This analysis, informed by cultural Marxism and supported by street photography, suggests a radical departure from traditional New York City policy: instead of spending money exclusively on the elimination of illegal graffiti, resources should also be devoted to the creation of graffiti murals. In the end, graffiti removal teams and mural promoters are pursuing the same goal: making the city a more visually appealing place.
Size: 10″ x 7″ | 78 color photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348990 | Binding: hard cover
104 pages, softcover- 22 European graffiti artists are brought together to present their works in a Spanish museum... and the line-up of artists is incredible: Daim, Reso, Seak, Zedz, Dran and 17 others. This book is the \''making of\'' the event, with a lot of pictures of the graffiti writers walls and canvases. Through a broad selection of photographs and testimonies, Representa 04 \''Of calle Al museo\'' shows the evolution of these artists and their passage from the street to the museum. A powerful book!
144 Pages, Hardcover.
A Burner is a piece of graffiti that is so good that it burns everything else around it. In other words, it is the best. In cities worldwide, graffiti art is constantly being taken to higher levels. The will to burn all resistance, to outdo all the others, brings about unexpected and amazing results. Graffiti Burners shows us how techniques have been refined and letter construction distorted, how colour combinations have blossomed and concepts developed. The competition for mastery is burning hot! In addition to amazing pictorial material, several of the writers talk about their pieces and what burners mean to them. Moreover, they offer tips and guidance to those who want to do a burner of their own. Graffiti Burners offers a unique opportunity to acquaint oneself with the progress of the last few years; to be inspired and impressed. In Graffiti Burners the world’s foremost writers show us their favourite works. In short, the best of the best! Aroe (UK), Bates (DK), Bio (USA), Kacao77 (D), OsGemeos (BR), Rime (USA), Scan (CA) and Suiko (JP) are just a few of the contributors to the book.
160 pages, softcover- Ride back in time on the colorful New York City subway line of the 1970s to 1990s; the graffiti years, when subway cars became rolling metal canvases for some of the most notorious and influential graffiti writers of all time. Explore the amazing array of art work from the 1970s, '80s and '90s transit system “graveyards" including the work of graffiti artists BLADE, GHOST, SENT, REAS, VEN, WOLF, and STRIDER, as well as many other talented underdogs. The era is richly illustrated with over 235 rare, never-before-published photographs accompanied by personal accounts from the writers talking about their art and recalling their wild antics. This is an informative, nostalgic look at New York subway graffiti.
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.
144 pages, hardcover- Artist Niels "Shoe" Meulman gained international fame as the graffiti artist “Shoe” from Europe’s legendary Crime Time Kings and has since gone on to become an acclaimed Dutch calligrapher, typographer and designer. He explores the contours of words as images in "Calligraffiti" - his hybrid art form which blends calligraphy and graffiti. 'Calligraffiti - the graphic art of Niels "Shoe" Meulman' is an impressive publication showcases a fine selection of artworks by Meulman as he presents for our viewing pleasure a wonderful series of fast phrases and upbeat witticisms in the form of captivating typographic masterpieces. Every spread offers two interacting visuals. This interplay of contrasts, such as ‘idea-execution’ or ‘rise-fall’, makes this volume much more than a collection of the artist's best work; it unveils the basis of all graphic art. The book also includes an essay by esteemed writer Adam Eeuwens tracing Meulman's creative progression as well as a foreword written by John Langdon the highly regarded symbologist and ambigram specialist known for his work Dan Brown’s ‘Angels & Demons’ and perspicacious comments from Meulman himself sprinkled throughout.
Fifth volume of our collection WASTED TALENT, devoted to the artist Zeky.
16 x 23 cm / 160 pages / full color / hard cover / french & english 
Zeky was born in 1975 and lives in Montreuil; Paris. He went to school at nearby Gobelins and has been an artist since the day he was born. He began to paint graffiti at the end of the 80s. At the beginning of the 90s, he joined the OC (Outlaw Crew). Since then, he’s been a member of the MCZ collective (Montreuil City Zulus) and the VBA (Vaughn Bodé Addicts) founded by Orus at the end of the 90s. During a career spanning some 18 years of diurnal and nocturnal activities, Zeky has acquired irrefutable technical prowess, but his rich, spontaneous style – he very rarely modifies or polishes his work – is what singles him out. Zeky’s obsession with probing the limits of his art is evident in his work and, inspired by his New York predecessors, his style varies constantly depending on his inspiration. At the onset of his career, Zeky was particularly gifted with characters, but as time went by, he became renowned for a distinctive lettering style that will be forever associated with his tags. Zeky the artist is also in constant evolution; and this is obvious when you look at the techniques he has conquered over the years: tags; throw-ups; chromes and burns, Zeky has mastered them all.
"The idea of style and competing for the best style is the key to all forms of rockin'." – Style Wars, 1983. Are subcultures, like graffiti, floating free in their own space, or are they connected to the rest of society? In Forms of Rockin’, graffiti styles are connected to graphic design and other popular culture expressions such as music, fashion, photography, industrial design and movies for the first time. Anssi Arte analyses some of the most powerful visual symbols of the 1970s, 80s and 90s and compares design, typography and graffiti styles. The visual styles of James Brown, Blade Runner, the Memphis group and grunge music all appear together with classic fonts and graffiti writers. The clear yet analytical narrative and carefully crafted visualizations make it appealing to both graphic design aficionados as well as graffiti enthusiasts. But Forms of Rockin’ is more than that. This is a must for everybody interested in contemporary popular culture and design history. Forms of Rockin' traces and defines the stylistic conventions in graffiti letterforms that have become iconic and globally acknowledged ideals. From the early New York tags to the mid-1990s ugly-fresh styles of Scandinavia, Forms of Rockin’ tells the story of how popular culture and graffiti styles influences each other.
208 pages, Paperback, 8 1/4'' x 10 1/4'' (210 x 260 mm), color illustrations throughout, English- Since the publication of The Art of Rebellion 1 – World of Street Art in 2002, the street art genre has exploded into the mainstream. The author, Christian Hundertmark, also known as artist C100, has been inside the scene since day one — which enables him to have first-class info about what’s fresh in the street art world.
Style Needs No Color works on the notion that excessive colors and flashy techniques should not be used to repair a weak foundation. They believe that artwork should be able to stand alone without unnecessary distractions and therefore SNNC artists restrict their palette to black and white. In the follow-up release to their successful first book, Schwarz auf Weiss II, you can see the stark beauty and striking simplicity of this idea in action. Since their first title, the SNNC collaboration has expanded significantly, manifesting itself in a series of noteworthy exhibitions, live-painting shows, installations and streetwear collaborations across the world. SNNC has invited a diverse range of international artists from their growing network to contribute black and white, illustrations, vector graphics, street art and graffiti styles to this impressive publication.
146 pages, softcover- Two top graffiti artists from New York City expose their large-scale work. 294 startling color photos capture the innovative graffiti they and others created for over a decade from the late 1990s through the 2000s in three locations around New York...
104 pages- Home Sweet Home is a celebration of Banksy's street art in his home city of Bristol. This book places him in the context of 3D, John Nation from the Barton Hill Settlement, Inkie, Nick Walker and the other artists and musicians who were instrumental in linking Bristol to the original New York hip hop scene. It is the most revealing account of Banksy's formative years and contains more than one hundred images of his Bristol art, as well as pictures of Banksy at work, many of which have never been published before. Steve Wright, Venue magazine's Art Editor, traces Banksy's roots back to the rave culture of the Nineties and draws a rounded picture of an artist who is most famous for being anonymous.
650 pages, hardcover- New York and Barcelona have become the street art capitals of the world, with graffiti, stickers, stencils, and posters turning the urban scenery into outdoor exhibition galleries. NYC''“BCN explores the the ephemeral street art in these two cities, making it a unique and historical record of an ever''“changing creative movement.
192 pages, paperback. Brilliant successor to the first edition, this book about street art has again been created without the collaboration of the artists and certainly without the permission of the wall owners. Works featured are all recent creations and many exhibit the vile passions that rage between old schools and new. There are blatant statements that embody outrageous lies, articles laced with satire, plus cynical synopses of attempts to commercialize street art and make it fashionable via celebrity endorsement. Consideration is given to the question What the hell is it about the color grey that makes it appeal the powers that be and their ridiculous minions? and Outsider Art is it an expression of artistic impulse without interference from the idea of personal gain? All of this amongst a collection of graffiti collected from all over the world and preserved on these pages before the legions employed to destroy them chip them off the walls. Artists featured include Miss Van, Dan Witz, Ron English, Obey, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Swoon, Os Gemeos, and Herakut.
Even if you've never held a brush in your hand, you can master the graceful art of fine calligraphy with the expert guidance of Brush Lettering. Brush calligraphy offers unlimited potential for creating an array of hand-lettered treasures. Now you can produce beautiful invitations, greeting cards, and certificates, distinctive stationery, unique posters and brochures, innovative logotypes, professional-quality headlines, elegant fabric designs, and much more. Marilyn Reaves and Eliza Schulte take you step by step through the techniques of brush lettering with the edged brush and pointed brush, dispensing invaluable advice on tools, media, and design. For beginners, students, hobbyists, or anyone involved in graphic design, Brush Lettering is a complete and authoritative how-to-manual.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
216 pages, Hardcover- Leave it to Juxtapoz to fully cram the best artists from the hot rod, low rider, and kustom kulture world into one book. It's pure eye candy for existing fans and an aesthetic eye opener for everyone else. Written by underground journalist Kevin Thomson, and edited by Robert Williams in conjunction with the Juxtapoz team, this book is full on graphic auto action from cover to cover. It features core respresentatives of the scene originators such as Von Dutch and Ed ''Big Daddy'' Roth, together with contemporary maniacs like Coop, Keith Weesner, and Von Franco. Juxtapoz Car Culture provides the unique opportunity to fill your imaginary tank and zoom into a segment of the real world populated by those totally devoted to car culture. Packed with meaty profiles on featured artists together with cartoonists, stripers, painters and photographers working in the field, this book is indeed one of a kind.
144 pages, softcover- The art of graffiti is alive and well in this English city by the sea, where the city and artists are working together to turn what was considered a public nuisance into a legitimate and treasured part of the Brighton experience. In page after page of powerful images, the authors present a pictorial evolution of street art, displaying an incredible range of styles and talents. This book documents the history of Brighton graffiti, from the first crude tags that were meant to defile to the dazzling murals painted on the seawalls which extend along the coast, drawing graffiti crews from all over the world. These photographs are interspersed with quotes from the most important graffiti artists who have worked in Brighton. What emerges is an inspiring example of graffiti as a valid, respected, and treasured art form within the town.
272 pages, softcover- A phenomenal new collection from the creators of God Made Dirt, and Dirt Don't Hurt and God Made Dirt, and Dirt Don't Hurt - Visual Journal Project, Convergence presents six contemporary artists united by a uniqueness of vision, storytelling ability and a generosity of artistic spirit. Five of the artists hail from San Francisco, one from Brooklyn; all inhabit hidden worlds, real or imaginary, from fantastic alien realms to the frenetic landscape of the modern day commuter. Then there's the world of DJs and DJ culture and those crazy lands inhabited by deconstructed robotic animals. All are worlds we enter with voyeuristic glee, happily immersing ourselves in the ''otherness'' we find therein.
This firstinstallment in a four-part series is a celebratory tour of some of the mostvibrant, impressive, contemporary mural art in the world. Fifty artistsfrom six continents share nearly 400 examples of their best work and a littlebit about their own lives and journeys as muralists. The criteria for inclusionin the book was simple: the artists had to be full-time muralists who push theboundaries of the art form and engage with the medium as a vital social concept.Many of these artists don’t have homes; they travel the globe, entering foreigncommunities and cultures, and find shelter from hosts of festivals or artlovers. It’s this dedication to their craft that sets this breed of artistsapart from traditional artists, such as painters and sculptors, but their levelof commitment is also what bridges the worlds of fine art and street art.
Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 273 color photos | 216 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350016 | Binding: hard cover
144 Pages, Paperback- Until recently, art made in the street and art made within the institution had mutually excluded each other. Graffiti writers have mastered their medium like modern painters but because it did not emerge from a studio it was not considered to be ''real art'' by the critics. Still On, a catalog of a street art exhibition by the Von Der Heydt Museum Wuppertal in Barmen, Germany-, makes the case for graffiti as contemporary art. Beyond notions of vandalism and interventions in public space, graffiti and street art is a dialog between artists and their immediate environment. This exhibit examines how each artist responds to the confines of the Ruhmenshalle Gallery and how the vitality of their work translates successfully to the museum with out losing any of its power or integrity. With works on canvas, installation and painting directly on the gallery walls by Tasek, OS GEMEOS, Herbert Baglione, TILT, MISS VAN, Mirko Reisser, Pius Portman, Stohead, ZEVS Daniel Man, and Heiko Zahlman.
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.
256 pages, hardcover- Forget Art: In Order to Feel it - The Best of Modart Magazine is a must have for those trying to come to grips with the street art phenomenon, and the artists and players who shaped it and eventually outgrew the term as it began to stick. In these 256 pages, Modart editors showcase some of the most compelling aesthetics, actions and events from the first decade of the new millennium, featuring now iconic images, passionate writing and a veritable fount of great new art from around the world. From the beginning, the magazine focused on action, movement and the relevance of art and imagination during a period where no authority seemed there to distill what was happening
Mser was born and grows up in Bucarest subway, the forgotten European playground of graffiti in which you can still see trains completely bombed, you can feel the smell of sprays and paint in the station.
A Subway player, 320 productions in one year in the same subway, all this has happened letting unchanged, piece after piece, a great creativity which in always simple and understandable.
These pages explain his life through an intensive interview, his style evolution, the most risky and strongest experiences, this book shows the best shots of his beloved line and not only, places where time seems to stand still and the writing spirit is always fresh and original.
Welcome to Paradise.
Format: 17 x 27 cm
Published in: Italy
160 pages, hardcover. Subway World is a book about graffiti on subway trains all over the world. What started in New York in the seventies has become an worldwide artform with thousands of artists. The tradition of using subway cars as canvases has been preserved and has become an integrated part of the graffiti movement. Subway World takes you through more than 50 cities and four different continents. Everywhere where there are subway trains there is graffiti. From, Moscow in Russia and Tbilsi in Georgia through Hiroshima in Japan, Los Angeles in the USA, Toronto in Canada and Buenos Aires in Argentina to London, Berlin, Milan and Paris in Europe. Subway World gives you hard facts on all the subway systems aswell as short stories and trivia. From America: New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Cleveland and Mexico City. Artists included: 333, Asma, Boe, Bonim, Ces, Dibone, Dome, Dran, Fons, Freack walls, Escif, Hanem, Jank, Kiam, Logan, Loomit, Maclaim, Mast, Morse, Nano4814, Okuda, Otes, Reso, Rois, San, Scien&Klor, Sen2, Sex, Scottes Gang, Sixeart, Spl, Spok, Sye, El Tono, Uw, Wip...
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