1. Graffiti Kings New York City Mass Transit Art Of The 1970's

    Graffiti Kings is the definitive book on New York's subway graffiti movement, an unprecedented creative explosion that occurred across the five boroughs during the 1970s. This rare, firsthand account of the birth of this movement is the first and only graffiti book to reveal what happened behind the scenes when writers put their lives on the line to grab a piece of fame from a faceless urban landscape.


    Through personal interviews and over 275 full-color, previously unpublished photographs, the colorful origins of subway graffiti are brought to life. Legends such as Taki 183, Blade 1, Phase 2, and Co-Co 144, as well as the city officials who saw the writers as public menaces and their art as vandalism, give accounts of everyday struggles, each full of new advancements, excitement, and risk. Although author and photographer Jack Stewart maintained a low profile at the time, his work is now a graffiti-world legend: rumored to exist, seldom seen, a near-equivalent to the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Alongside archival photographs of everything from vibrant bubble-letter and 3-D pieces to the Holy Grail, the whole-train pieces, are maps, images, and ephemera that help fill out the complete story. A celebration in words and pictures of graffiti's golden age, Graffiti Kings is a book sure to be coveted by those fascinated and inspired by this uniquely American urban art form.
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    Hardcover, 224 pages
    Published May 1st 2009 by Abrams

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  2. New York City Graffiti - The Destiny Children

    This true story and retrospective documents the life and times of members of The Destiny Children (TDC) graffiti crew from 1985 to 2000. From Long Island, New York, The Destiny Children/Unlimited Styled Artists commemorate the 25-year history of the crew and their impact on the New York City subway graffiti era. This large collector's book is loaded with 500 color images of original art ranging from burners on hand ball courts to pieces on tractor trailers to works throughout the New York City subway system. Works by many established NYC graffiti artists are featured, including founding members DC3 and SHO. Other original members featured are SHOROZ, BEAVER, LAE, LAC2, ROE, DOOJ, SHIM, and ONE2. Works by affiliated writers, ZEUS TDC, CEOS, ROZ One, SHARE 37, POKE IBM, EPIC, RECK, SKETCH, KARL TCM, DEON, BOM 5 MW, SACE RIP, MIRAGE RIP, and others are documented. Alongside the visual accounts of these artistic exploits are dozens of true stories and recollections that uncover the reality of painting in yards, lay ups, racking spray paint, fights, graffiti beefs, and police raids. See what made TDC take extraordinary risks so their street art could be seen by the public in their never-ending quest for fame. An ideal history for artists, art historians, street art enthusiasts, anthropologists, and urban dwellers.

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  3. Muerte (Mike Giant)

    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.

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  4. 100 UK Graffiti Artists

    Simply opening these covers commits you to being dazzled by 100 of the UK’s top “writers” and street artists, immersing yourself in the styles, past and present, which make UK street art great. Upon its arrival in the UK from New York in the 1980s, graffiti rapidly spread across the island, infecting the youth like a stylistic virus. Out of the early days came names that would become part of UK writing legend, such as Mode2, Zaki Dee 163, Choci Roc, Goldie, and Robbo. Alongside works by these pioneers, we sweep across the whole of the UK, taking in Scotland and Wales, running through the nineties and right up to the modern day when more advanced, technical graffiti, wheat pasting, and stenciling are the new media on the street. This collection includes works by Aroe, Skore, Xens and Kem, Mef, and more. Guiding us through this review is Steam 156, who was there at the start and is still as passionate as ever. This is a must-have collection for graffiti writers and fans around the world.

    Size: 11 3/4″ x 9″ | 810 illustrations | 224 p
    pISBN13: 9780764341960 | Binding: hard cover

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  5. 100 European Graffiti Artists

    One hundred extraordinary artists representing many European cities, each with its own and often uniquely inspiring graffiti scene, including London, Amsterdam, Paris, and more. This dense, sprawling portfolio is the product of “modern day documenter” Steam 156′s undisputed knowledge of European graffiti, and includes artist profiles, most written by the artists themselves, crew affiliations, locations, the year they started, details about style, influences, and characteristic strokes, contours, and angles, with hundreds of photos in all. A medium of powerful, youthful, artistic expression, graffiti spread rampantly across Europe in the early 1980s–and has never ceased. Cities across the continent are now hosts to halls of fame, abandoned spaces, and streets full of incredible work by artists, featured in this book, who are carrying the art form boldly into the future and expanding its influence even further.
     
    Size: 12″ x 9″ | 889 color photos | 224 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764346583 | Binding: hard cover

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  6. Broken Windows (Graffiti NYC)

    254 pages, hardcover. Broken Windows - Graffiti NYC documents the flowering of the graffiti movement of the post-train era, and this newly revised 2010 edition has been completely redesigned with 70 more pages and many new photographs. In the 1980's graffiti was pushed out of the subways as the trains were cleaned once and for all. In the 1990's, much of the graffiti action in New York migrated to the city's walls, enabling the 'writers' to execute more refined and concept-driven large-scale pieces. By the end of decade, this new medium was being used to great effect. Photographers James & Karla Murray took great pains to faithfully capture an unprecedented re-birth of the movement, documenting the most significant murals created between 1996 - 2001. Broken Windows contains insightful interviews, an extensive selection of women s' graffiti, and features the work of more than 180 artists from The United States, Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Italy, and Norway.

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  7. Viva La Revolucion

    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 Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape represents the pinnacle of this progression through an epic convergence of 20 artists from around the world.

     
    The urban landscape serves as the inspiration and canvas in an exhibition comprised of four parts: work inside the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), Public Commissions and Interventions, Bombing, and a Collaborative Site. Barry McGee, Moris, Banksy, Ryan McGinness, Mark Bradford, Dr. Lakra, Swoon, Os Gemoes and others contribute paintings, prints, sculpture, murals, and installations, while Invader and Shepard Fairey create large outdoor murals and Dzine embellishes the city with tricked out pedicabs.
    This companion catalogue to the exhibition includes essays by curator Pedro Alonzo and Alex Baker, and a preface by Hugh M. Davies.

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  8. Urban Guerrilla Protest

    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.

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  9. Upper Playground (Ten Years of T-Shirt Graphics)

    612 pages, hardcover. Each year, premiere street wear fashion label Upper Playground publishes a collection of photographs and art works that reflect the year that has just passed. At the forefront of the fashion and urban art scenes for over a decade now, Upper Playground s t-shirts, hoodies, shoes and accessories are sold in top boutiques around the globe. The affiliated gallery, Fifty24SF, shows works by leading urban artists, some of whom are the world s most provocative. The works featured in this 10 year anniversary edition are cutting edge to say the least. Many of the artists have been featured on Upper Playground apparel, others have been exhibited at the countless shows, events and parties staged each year in the store and gallery. Artists featured in this 10th Anniversary edition include Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Anthony Lister, Masa, and many more.

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  10. Typex

    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. 

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  11. Street Art Cookbook

    140 pages, hardcover- Street Art Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today’s most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and a dozen of interviews with some of the world’s most famous artists the authors show how street art is made. From stencils and stickers to lasertagging and guerilla gardening, Street Art Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of street artists. Posters, stickers, screenprint, mosaic och sculptures - there are no limits for their imagination. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of street art published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work. Street Art Cookbook is filled with tips and examples of how to create your own stencil, sticker, poster or installation. These techniques can be used on all kinds of materials, textile, glass, metal, concrete or wood and suits everything from scrap-booking, designing clothes with motifs to outdoor use. Street Art Cookbook gives an unique insight in the alternative art world and is a rich inspiration source for those interested in Do-it-yourself-culture. Mark Jenkins, Swoon, Gould, WK Interact, Caper, Victor Marx, C215, Poch, Ron English and Knitta Please, are some of the featured artists in the book.

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  12. Paris Underground

    192 pages, hardcover- THE GRAFFITI ART of the tunnels and quarries beneath Paris is a mirror and memorial of the past 500 years. It is easier to track the history of Paris through these images than to look for it above ground in the streets. For generations, a broad range of French citizenry has created artwork that responds to historical events like the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille, Prussian and German soldiers, the Nazi occupation, Resistance workers, civilian and secret societies, the Cataphiles and the student and workers' strikes of the late 1960s. This book illustrates graffiti, painting, sculpture, mosaics and cartoons. Today, the underground labyrinths are plagued by illicit explorers who leave elaborate art behind. This book brings to light these striking images and the insightful text tells the tale that to date has remained underground.

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  13. Nyc Bcn - Street Art Revolution

    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.

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  14. Modart No2- Highbrow Lowbrow Nobrow

    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.

    Artists such as David Shrigley, Nomad, Will Barras, Jeroen Jongeleen (Influenza) and East Eric are selected within to illustrate the concept of Moussism for their emphasis on a gestural approach.
     
    In the second half of the book, “Real Fiction,” the viewer is treated to the latest and greatest work from artists like Nomad, Boris Hoppek, Logan Hicks, Smash137, Just, Swanski and Alex Diamond.

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  15. Lord of Mess

    208 pages, softcover- Jaybo has strongly influenced the development of European street art. He got to know the streets of Berlin at the age of 14 when he moved there from France. Since the early 90's he has been one of the creative engines of the street and graphic design scene in Berlin.Lord of Mess presents the broad spectrum of his new-school style artwork - from very clean-cut graphic design to glaring Hip Hop illustrations and installations. This monograph features Jaybo's font designs, logos, record covers and examples of his work as the Art Director of the lifestyle magazine Style and the Family Tunes. The characters, toys and clothes he has designed as the co-founder and chief designer of the street wear label Irie Daily are additionally showcased. The book also includes a CD with eight of Jaybo's striking fonts that can't be found anywhere else.

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  16. Jeremy Fish - Rome-antic Delusions

    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.

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  17. Calligraffiti

    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.

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  18. Banksy Wall and Piece

    240 pages, softcover- Artistic genius, political activist, painter and decorator, mythic legend or notorious graffiti artist? The work of Banksy is unmistakable, except may be when it's squatting in the Tate or New York's Metropolitan Museum. Banksy is responsible for decorating the streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cites throughout the world. Witty and subversive, his stencils show monkeys with weapons of mass destruction, policeman with smiley faces, rats with drills, and umbrellas. If you look hard enough you'll find your own. His statements, incitements, ironies and epigrams are by turns intelligent and cheeky comments on everything from the monarchy and capitalism to the war in Iraq and farm animals. His identity remains unknown, but his work is prolific. And now for the first time, he's putting together the best of his work - old and new in a fully illustrated colour volume.

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  19. Siberia - Hendrik Beikrich

    The Siberia book by Hendrik Beikirch deals with the Russia trip of the artist, who's an inherent part of the German street art and graffiti scene since the late eighties, as well as with its aesthetic outcomes. 

    Based on photographs and sketches Beikirch took in Siberia, the book documents the country and its people by drawings, paintings on canvas and murals. This time, Beikirch not just focuses on portraits, but widens the view on other details and themes.

    176 Pages.

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  20. Street Art - An illustrated Anthology

    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

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  21. Signs of our Times - From Calligraphy to Calligraffiti

    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

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  22. Alphabeatz Graffiti Alphabets from A to Z

    Graffiti writing was born in the streets of Philadelphia in the late 1960s. But it was in New York in the early 1970s that it became a full-fledged urban art, gradually taking over the landscape of the city, from its walls to its subway cars. In these years when this art form was emerging, graffiti pioneers laid its foundations through the constant game they played with the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, which they distorted and highlighted in the tags that they painted on walls. In the first section of this book, Woshe recounts the incredible story of the birth of this culture. He then offers us a detailed examination of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, their structure and the ways in which graffiti writers have made them evolve. This study is enriched with a wealth of illustrations and examples of the customizations that artists add to their letters. At the end of the volume, ten of the international scene’s most talented graffiti creators answer Woshe’s questions about matters that include their practice, their relationship with letters and their backgrounds.

    Interviews to: BATES (Copenhague, Denmark); DARCO (Paris, France); DEMS (Elche, Spain); GESER (Connecticut USA); JURNE (Oakland, CA,USA); LOKISS (Paris, France); SERCH (Zwolle, The Netherlands); SWET (Copenhague, Denmark); SYE (New Yor, NY,USA); ZOER (Grasse, France).

    This is a writing manual, an inspiring collection of ideas and a beautiful book on the world of graffiti, but above all it is a declaration of love for this culture that mixes urban performance and mastery of letters. It includes a map of New York with the sites where the most important graffiti are located.

    • Hardcover: 252 pages
    • Language: English
    • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 26.7 cm

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  23. Tese - Book of Love

    On 500 pages, limited to 1500 pieces and filled with love: the Tese Book of Love Book by the graffiti artists TESE, inhabitant of Hamburg. High-quality and well layouted pics of his best trains, pieces, and walls allaround the worls are presented in his book.

    It is a love story, dedicated to his 25 years of graffiti and urban lifestyle.

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  24. Urban Scrawl - The Written Word in Street Art

    Although we are bombarded by words every day, it's somehow more appealing when they are placed on the street by artists rather than advertisers. Urban Scrawl documents some of the world's most interesting text-based street art, from formal typography to angsty scrawl. Photographer and street-art lover Lou Chamberlin has been collecting images of urban scrawl, large and small, for more than 15 years. Whether thought-provoking, political, humorous or shocking, these examples of text in the city - spanning 54 cities across 22 countries, will make you reflect, chuckle or sometimes even laugh out loud.

    192 Pages.

    16 x 18cm

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  25. Stickers Vol.2

    STICKERS 2 is the new bible of the adhesive art form—a visual history of fine art and street art in one of its most elemental, accessible, provocative, and ubiquitous forms. -with 16 pages of collectible stickers

    Cheap, democratic, easy to ‘tag,’ and not always fast to fade, the sticker has been an ever-present medium—from the New York and London underground punk scenes to skate culture and political expression. Featuring more than 3,000 images of stickers from the global world of street expression—where DIY culture meets music, graffiti, design, and branding—Stickers 2 is a comprehensive record of an art form whose appeal lies in the juxtaposition of transience and significance.
    Stickers 2 illustrates the timeline of this pastime, from counterculture to politics, it’s 2019 chapters include -  Music: Punk Rock to Electronic music, Skateboarding, Streetwear, Graffiti, Fine Art, Political Activism, however Volume 2 goes even further than its predecessor, with chapters on the origins of Surf culture and the BMX bike world.
     
    STICKERS 2 : extravagantly illustrated with more than 3,000 images of sticker graphics, organized by categories and themes, the book includes works by such diverse artists as Tom Sachs, Jenny Holzer,  BANKSY, Neckface, Marilyn Minter, ESPO and Barry McGee; to amateurs who ‘tag’ the streets anonymously. 
    With texts from writers from many celebrated walks of life—including Jeffery Deitch, INVADER, C.R.Stecyk, Mark Mothersbaugh, Paul Gorman and Stikman, among many others—Stickers 2 reveals not only the cutting edge of sticker art but also the personal relationships that fine artists, street artists and pedestrians alike share with the medium. 
     
    The is volume boasts an unparalleled collection of 125 removable stickers bound into its back pages. These sheets are by group of artists that is truly extraordinary. The list includes -Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, INVADER, Marylin Minter, Erik Parker, SWOON, FUTURA, Robert Lazzarini, Kenzo Minami, Kostas Seremetis, Kristen Liu-Wong, Anthony Lister, Ron English, Ryan McGuinnes, BAST, D*Face, Shepard Fairey, FAILE, Skullphone, Tara McPherson, Peter Schuyff, Swoon, & James Hyde + more. 

    For a TRUE sticker Fanatic! 

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  26. JR the Chronicles of San Francisco

    Groundbreaking work by the world-renowned artist, TED Prize winner, Oscar nominee, and one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2018

    A look inside one of JR's deeply compelling art projects: In 2018, contemporary art superstar JR brought his legendary photo truck to San Francisco to try and capture the essence of the city in words and images. More than 1,000 citizens posed for his camera and told their stories, and JR compiled their portraits into an astounding photographic mural, a portrait of the city that is installed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    • JR is a celebrated artist whose oversize black-and-white portraits adorn walls, streets, and rooftops around the world.
    • The Chronicles of San Francisco features all the individual portraits and selected stories alongside behind-the-scenes photos, a foreword by Neal Benezra, and an introduction by JR.

    "JR's colossal photographic mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, is an exuberant celebration of democracy in an age when it could not be more needed or welcome... Humanity, in all its lovely messiness, is palpable." 
    –Armistead Maupin, author of Tales of the City

    • Includes a 7 x 98 inch removable poster of the the entire mural
    • Makes a great gift or treasured keepsake for JR's legions of fans and anyone who loves or lives in San Francisco

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  27. Cross the Streets

    All roads lead to Rome. Drago’s definitive catalogue documenting 40 Years of Street Art, Graffiti and Style Writing.

    23 x 28 cm.

    288 Pages.

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  28. Art from the Streets

    Art from the Streets presents the world’s most iconic street artists for the first time in Southeast Asia. Tracing 40 years of street art, the walls of ArtScience Museum located at the iconic Marina Bay Singapore will be invaded for a period of five months. The exhibition catalog by curator and street art expert Magda Danysz introduces the reader to the most important street artists worldwide and gives an overview to the most important styles and techniques used in the art form. With her own gallery having operated between Shanghai, London and Paris for the last decade, Danysz uses her expertise to also shine a spotlight on urban art in Southeast Asia for the first time.

    Featured artists include: Banksy, Tarek Benaoum, Stéphane Bisseuil, Blade, Crash, Speak Cryptic, D*face, Fab 5 Freddy, FAILE, Shepard Fairey (aka OBEY), Futura, JR, L'Atlas, Ludo, M-City, Miss. Tic, Nasty, EKO, Felipe Pantone, Quik, Lee Quinones, Blek le Rat, Rero, Remi Rough, André Saraiva, Seen, Seth, Invader, Sten Lex, Tanc, Hua Tunan, Yok & Sheryo, YZ, Zevs and many more.

    230 pages. 

    9.1 x 0.8 x 11 inches.

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  29. The Lines don't Lie - Vol.1

    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.

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  30. 100 Calligraphic Alphabets

    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

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  31. Ex Animo: Faith 47

    Ex Animo is the most complete collection of the work
    of Faith 47. Faith 47 is a self-taught artist, everything she
    has learned comes from the street. Faith was born in the
    graffiti world and was a very active writer in South Africa
    until she started traveling and painting in the streets of the
    world, especially in problematic places that needed media
    attention. Anyone can make art in the streets, but a rare few
    create socially impactful content, and there is no denying
    that Faith’s work has transformed perspectives among
    her global audience. Her name Faith symbolizes her trust
    and hope in humanity, symbolizes the trust with which she
    navigates through the world, and her name reaches beyond
    identity, becoming symbolic of a motivation to create art
    for progress. Following Murakami, Faith writes “We need to
    stop the debates on our age and open our hearts so that
    we can see better”. With the contribution of Kristin Farr
    of Juxtapoz and more than 150 color images, Ex Animo
    presents itself as the most comprehensive anthology of
    the work of the South African artist Faith 47.

    • Hardcover: 232 pages
    • Language: English
    • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.2 x 11.4 inches

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  32. Brush Lettering: An Instructional Manual Of Western Brush Lettering

    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

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  33. THIS IS LOS ANGELES

    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.

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  34. The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

    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

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  35. Born to Run - NYC Subway Graffiti on the IND and BMT lines

    Despite playing canvas to a long list of talented writers, the IND (Independent) and BMT (Brooklyn Manhattan Transit) lines have been underrepresented in graffiti history. This is now rectified with a collection of high-quality images from the 1970s and 80s that capture works by heavyweights from the BMT like Lee, Mono, Iz The Wiz, Baby168, OE3, P13, and many others. From Coney Island to Queensboro Plaza and everywhere in between, these nostalgic images capture elevated subway scenes, stations, and subway yards and offer a glimpse through time at Brooklyn and Queens in the height of the NYC subway graffiti era. This truly amazing lineup also features early writers on the IND lines like Pistol, Piper, A’train, and IN, in addition to obscure names and throw-ups from these undocumented corridors. This is an ideal volume of subway art for graffiti artists, fans, historians, and students looking for rare photos on the letter lines.

    Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 203 color images | 208 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764356421 | Binding: hard cover

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  36. Martha Coopers Hip Hop Files ; Photographs 1979-1984

    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.

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  37. Artivism

    Artivism, is becoming a common way of denouncing conflicts, of being a megaphone of the unfairness, demanding more public space or pushing political agendas; in short, to highlight what does not work well. Artivists use art as a weapon of public and social exigency charged with particular doses of shrewdness, inventiveness, imagination, sense of humour and, above all, social impact, either throughout impressive pieces or the most subtle and invisible actions. Navigating through the curiosity, emotion and concern of the new artivists; We walk the paths of a creativity committed to reflection, criticism and the eternal pursuit of social justice.

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  38. Street to Studio

    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.

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  39. Let Her Be Free: Icy and Sot: Stencil Artists from Iran

    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

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  40. JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island

    In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. About ten percent of the millions of migrants who passed through Ellis Island, having been deemed not healthy enough to enter the United States, spent some time in the hospital. For Unframed―Ellis Island, documented in The Ghosts of Ellis Island, JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital's patients and staff and wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed frame, patients staring out of the caged "psychopathic" ward. The work, which is accessible by guided tour, will remain up "until it decides to disappear." Along with images of JR's photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island's immigrants.
    JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. His ongoing project Unframed involves installing archival images and images from anonymous photographers in new contexts. JR has carried out Unframed projects in Marseille, São Paulo, Vevey, Atlanta, Baden Baden and Washington, DC. In 2014 he worked inside the theater of the NYC Ballet creating a 6,500-square-foot composite image of NYCB dancers depicted nearly life-size that, when seen from above, forms a giant eye. JR won the TED Prize for 2011.
    Art Spiegelman (born 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate based in New York City, best known for his graphic novel Maus (1991). His work as coeditor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been influential, and he spent a decade as contributing artist for The New Yorkerwhere he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers.

    • Hardcover: 112 pages
    • Publisher: Damiani (May 26, 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 8862083955
    • ISBN-13: 978-8862083959
    • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches

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  41. Tour Paris 13: Street Art

    Perhaps the largest exhibition of street art ever attempted, Tour Paris 13 is the culmination of a movement that always strives for new forms of involvement from the viewer. Housed in a now-demolished 1950s-era nine-story apartment block near the Seine, 105 artists of 18 different nationalities created unique works in the interior as well as on the exterior of the building, allowing visitors access for only thirty days. The result was a pure, immersive experience that allowed artists free reign to indulge their creativity in an environment of open-mindedness and without commodification. This beautiful catalogue records the work of such urban art luminaries as A1One, Herbert Baglione, COPE2, Ethos, Peeta, Rea One, Seth, Stinkfish, Swoon, Vexta and Vhils.

    • Hardcover: 256 pages
    • Publisher: Albin Michel Editions; Bilingual edition (March 1 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 2226259031
    • ISBN-13: 978-2226259035
    • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3 x 31.8 cm

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  42. Street Art Today: The 50 Most Influential Street Artists Today

    An overview of the 50 street artists and their works that matter today. With exclusive portraits and interviewsArtists include: David Walker, Banksy, Slinkachu, Mobstr, Vhils and many othersStreet Art Today offers a topical and contemporary overview of the most influential street artists and their work as well as the most important schools. The authors compiled this who's who of contemporary street art in collaboration with a range of artists. They take a close look at names such as Alexis Diaz, Ella & Pitr, JR, Faith47, Mobstr and SpY. Exclusive interviews, illuminating essays and a foreword by Martyn Reed make this book a must-read for anyone, experts or amateurs, interested in this increasingly popular art scene. 'Street Art Today is a taste of things past, a showcase of things present and a hint of things to come.'

    The book features: 1010 - Aryz - Banksy - Biancoshock - Bicicleta Sem Freio - Bordalo II - Borondo - Case Ma Claim - Isaac Cordal - DALeast - Alexis Diaz - Tristan Eaton - Elian - Ella & Pitr - Elle - Escif - Etam Cru - Eversiempre - Faith47 - Fikos - Fintan Magee - Hyuro - Conor Harrington - Maya Hayuk - Agostino Iacurci - Inti - Joe Iurato - Jana & JS - JR - Levalet - Ludo - M-City - Mobster - MTO - Nychos - Os Gemeos - Pejac - Phlegm - Pixel Pancho - Roa - Rone - Seth Globepainter - Space Invader - SpY - StrØk - Telmo Miel - Guido Van Helten - Axel Void - David Walker - Ernest Zacharevic.

    • Hardcover: 272 pages
    • Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (June 30 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 940142697X
    • ISBN-13: 978-9401426978
    • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 2.8 x 27.8 cm

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  43. R.I.P: Memorial Wall Art

    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

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  44. Stik

    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.



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  45. Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey

    The seminal artist’s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. Shepard Fairey rose out of the skateboarding scene, creating his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign in the late ’80s, and has since achieved a mainstream recognition that most street artists never find. Fairey’s “Hope” poster, created during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is arguably the most iconic American image since Uncle Sam. Fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots. OBEY: Covert to Overt showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. The book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. His signature blend of politics, street culture, and art makes Fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today. 
    This book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand.

    • Hardcover: 256 pages
    • Publisher: Rizzoli (Sept. 29 2015)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0847846210
    • ISBN-13: 978-0847846214
    • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 2.8 x 32 cm

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  46. If You're Reading This, There's Still Time.

    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

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  47. Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

    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

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  48. Urban Art Legends

    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

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  49. Urban intervention, street art and public space

    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.

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    • 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

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  • Graffiti World Updated Edition: Street Art from Five Continents

    Graffiti World, now updated, is the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published. The original collection of more than 2,000 illustrations by over 150 artists around the world is joined by a new section devoted to work created in the five years since the book's first edition.
    Graffiti has long been a ubiquitous aspect of the urban landscape, since anonymous, largely unsung spray-can art first hit city walls in New York and Philadelphia in the late 1960s. As hip-hop culture spread from America, graffiti became a worldwide phenomenon, emerging in the 1980s as the symbolic artistic language of young people everywhere.
    Today's graffiti artists incorporate a variety of mediums, including stickers, stencils, oils, acrylics, and oil-based chalk, as well as an ever-expanding range of social commentary. This evolution in style and subject matter has guaranteed graffiti's long-lasting influence on art, graphic design, and style around the world.

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    • 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

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  • Memories of Dismaland

    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.

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  • Street Art: International

    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.

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  • Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City

    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.

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  • Street Art From Around the World

    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

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  • Street Art: Famous Artists Talk About Their Vision

    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.

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  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

    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.

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  • Unsanctioned: The Art on New York Streets

    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

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  • Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art

    In recent years street art has grown bolder, more ornate, more sophisticated and—in many cases—more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, the last outlaw of visual disciplines. It has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century.
    Made in collaboration with featured artists, Trespass examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing key figures, events and movements of self-expression in the city’s social space, and the history of urban reclamation, protest, and illicit performance. The first book to present the full historical sweep, global reach and technical developments of the street art movement, Trespass features key works by 150 artists,and connects four generations of visionary outlaws including JeanTinguelySpencer Tunick, Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee, Gordon Matta-Clark, Shepard Fairey, Blu, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla Girls and Banksy, among others. It also includes dozens of previously unpublished photographs of long-lost works and legendary, ephemeral urban artworks.

    Also includes:

    • Unpublished images of street art by Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat
    • Unpublished photographs by Subway Art luminary Martha Cooper
    • Unpublished photos from the personal archives of selected artists
    • Incisive essays by Anne Pasternak (director of public arts fund Creative Time) and civil rights lawyer Tony Serra
    • Special feature: exclusive preface by Banksy

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  • Street Art World

    Street art and graffiti are a familiar sight in all our cities. Giant murals commemorate historical events or proclaim the culture of a neighborhood, while tagged walls can function simultaneously as a claim to territory and a backdrop for an urban fashion shoot. Street Art World examines these divergent forms and functions of street art. This strikingly illustrated book explores every aspect of street art, from those who spray it into being to those who revel in it on Instagram, from its place under highway overpasses to one on the austere walls of high art museums. Drawing on over twenty years of research, she juxtaposes the rise and fall of art markets against the vibrancy of the street and urban life, providing a rich history and new ways of contextualizing the words and images—some breathtakingly beautiful—that seem to appear overnight in cities around the world.

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  • Street Art - Lonely planet

    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.

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  • Shoe is my middle name

    Ever since he picked the graffiti name Shoe in 1979, Niels Meulman has been carving out his own path towards the international art world. Being a graffiti pioneer from Amsterdam, he worked with American counterparts such as Dondi White, Rammellzee and Keith Haring in the 1980s. He made the transition from the streets to fine art with a unique fusion of calligraphy and graffiti, which he named Calligraffiti. This soon became a worldwide phenomenon and now plays a significant role within Urban Contemporary Art. It also sparked the catchphrase 'A word is an image, writing is painting'. In recent years Niels Shoe Meulman moved towards a style he calls Abstract Vandalism. Influenced by the great painters of Abstract Expressionism, his work has been shown in count-less exhibitions all over the world and is included in the permanent collections of museums and private collections.`Shoe Is My Middle Name celebrates three decades of art by a legendary graffiti artist, painter, writer, designer and calligrapher. A striking book that offers an overview of his career, showcasing his evolution through a masterful mixture of paintings, murals, poetry, interviews, graphics and insights about his identity as an artist and art itself.

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  • Radiant child - The story young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    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.

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  • Graffiti Alphabets - Street Fonts From Around the World

    Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets.

    Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from thirty countries to show the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa), and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge.

    Each artist received the same instructions: design all twenty- six letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them, and the results encompass not just street art but sketches, sculpture, digital art, and photography.

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  • Desperately Seeking Banksy

    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.

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  • Tokyo Graffiti (Book)

    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

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  • 2 Create (Book)

    This beautifully designed book showcases the work of nine pairs of New York City’s finest graffiti and street artists, delving deep into their backgrounds, techniques, and collaborative processes. Each duo consists of artists with unique styles who come together to create a larger-than-life work of street art in a neighborhood in New York, the birthplace of modern graffiti. Witness the immense creative potential of collaborations that have produced stunning examples of classic graffiti, collage work, screen printing, and murals. Each chapter provides access to a mysterious underworld, leading readers to secretive meetings of creative minds out of which ephemeral, yet nonetheless remarkable, works are born and later transferred onto walls, rooftops, trucks, and subway platforms. The combination of revealing interviews and colorful action photography produces a narrative arc of relationships—formed between individuals from diverse backgrounds and creative upbringings—that follows the artistic process from creative spark to collaborative masterpiece.

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  • A letter to a friend'' - A book by Death Vallée (Book)

    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

    127 pages

    offset print (printed and bound in the EU)

    Text: English / French

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  • Athens: End of Peace

    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.

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  • Flight Mode III

    Sit back, relax and take a tour around our planet again. The third volume of the Flight Mode series exclusively consists of writer specials like and presents only high quality content in a clean layout – this time only thicker and with a hard cover.

    Book including specials with Minor, Pubes, Skel, Gomer, Sior, Cherokee, Noee, Xray, Edward Nightingale and more.

    Format: 200×240 mm
    Pages: 144
    Laguage: English
    Released: March 2018

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  • Eleven Spring book

    In December of 2006, there was a three-day art show called Wooster on Spring featuring nearly 100 well known street artists from all over the planet. The event was to celebrate Eleven Spring Street, a key destination for international street art. Featured in the show was famous artist Shepard Fairey, as well as artists Swoon, JR, prune, Doze Green, above among others. This book celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Wooster on Spring show. If you like street art, this book is for you.

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  • Dialog: Markus Genesius (Wow123) & Mirko Reisser (Daim) - Long Distance

    This softcover book is an in-depth view of a recent collaborative group exibition entitled DIALOGUE- LONG DISTANCE by the two talented German graffiti artists Markus Genesius and Mirko Reisser, better known as WOW123 and DAIM. These two artists are part of the same generation of graffiti in the '80s, and have painted together and known each other for a very long time. A great collaboration book, tons of style in here.

    Paperback with Doublecover, English/German.

    Publisher: Open Space Edition, Bremen / Germany (2017)

    160 pages, 27 x 21 x 1,2 cm.
    ISBN 978-3-947225-01-9

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  • All City

    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.

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  • Subway Scrawl

    Hundreds of millions travel by underground train every day. The subway is one of the world’s most common means of transport and an environment where many of us spend a great deal of time.

    Subway cars are important “canvases” for the artists behind one of the most widespread modern art movements today - graffiti.

    Subway Scrawl is a collection of 10 classic subway designs in a practical notepad. Bring out your creative side and add your own personality to the cars. Try your hand at making a New York subway wholecar, scribble diary notes or write a to do list on a London Underground car.

    Features 10 blank subway cars of each of the following cities: New York, London, Paris, Chicago, Hamburg, Berlin, Toronto, Moscow, Rome and Stockholm.

    Paperback: 100 pages
    Publisher: Dokument Press (October 18, 2017)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 9188369064
    ISBN-13: 978-9188369062
    Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.5 x 4 inches

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  • Graffiti Tattoo Vol.2

    Survey of international artists that merge these two vivid art forms: graffiti art and tattoo. Documenting the transition that graffiti writers are increasingly making into the tattoo world, this is #2 in this definitive series. Since the 70s, graffiti artists have made the leap to become muralists, fashion designers, art directors, and now late tattoo artists. Similar to the graffiti movement, in which the artists battle with one another in the public eye to be the best and most respected, the same competitive spirit holds within the tattoo world. These tattoos are a language filled with graffiti style burners and characters that are a departure from the standard tribal design and sailor styles. While the first book allowed a rare glimpse into this movement, this much larger successor provides a full-blown compendium of these fantastic burners on skin. Includes the work of Blen167, Chucho, Franz Jager, Kaves, Jason Kundell, Logan, Norm, Sabe, and many others.

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  • Magic City The Art of the Street

    Our MAGIC CITY is a place and a non-place. It is not the physical city of brick and mortar but rather the urban space of internalized meanings. It is the city as subject and canvas, neither theme park nor stage set, but an exhibition showcasing more than 40 of the most original and celebrated artists working on and in the city today.

    This is a celebration of the universal character of cities as well as a love letter to their infinite diversity. Cities have been designed to facilitate work, but artists have transformed them into playgrounds for the imagination and ideas. This is the invitation called outside our window by friends and strangers with restless spirits: come out and play.

    MAGIC CITY –The Art in the Streets features the work of: AIKO, AKRylonumérik, Andy K, Asbestos, Benuz, Jens Besser, Biancoshock, Mark Bode, Bordalo II, Ori Carino & Benjamin Armas, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Isaac Cordal, Daze, Brad Downey, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Shepard Fairey , FINO'91, Ganzeer, Anders Gjennestad, Ben Heine, HERAKUT, Icy & Sot, Leon Keer, Loomit, MadC, OAKOAK, Odeith, OLEK , Qi Xinghua, Replete, ROA, Jaime Rojo, Skewville, SpY, Truly, Juandres Vera, WENU, Dan Witz, Yok & Sheryo and Ernest Zacharevic.

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  • Glorious Attitude

    There’s no glory without attitude. And so Wholetrain Press opens a new editorial era to improve the depth of the Glorious project, taking it to the next level: ATTITUDE. If Glorious was an overview of work from the most active Italian (and not) trainbombers, Glorious ATTITUDE instead is a series of special monographic-books dedicated to the most worthy exponents of the made-in-Italy graffiti world. ATTITUDE is also a report documented through exclusive pics and statements which, chapter after chapter, create a sort of personal diary. Somehwere between déjà vu and sensations to which only those who have spent nights in rail yards can relate, Glorious ATTITUDE accompanies a continuously evolving phoenomenon, focusing on its main characters one at a time, in order to express every trainbomber’s subculture. The first book in the series comes from the ML’S crew and features Cook, an eclectic monster of the commuter-battle who has been for years setting on fire the northern Italy lines in particular. He is a character in a class of his own and as real a writer as they come. ATTITUDE offers a cross section made of pure style, lettering, colour and steel. Merry trainspotting to everybody.

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  • Classic Hits

    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 Stewart

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  • Schwarz auf Weiss Vol.2 - Style Needs No Color

    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.

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  • Dishu

    The first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces. This photographic essay traces the roots of this hand writing phenomenon and its development in Chinese society and analyses in detail the do-it-yourself writing tools specially designed for street lettering Thousands of anonymous street calligraphers operate daily in Chinese parks and streets. The endlessly tracing texts composed of «hanzi» signs slowly disappear as water evaporates. This phenomenon, called «dishu» (earth writing or practicing ephemeral calligraphy on the ground using clear water as ink), appeared in the beginning of the 1990s in a north Beijing park and soon spread to most major Chinese cities. Based on classic Chinese literature, poetry or aphorisms, these monumental letterings, ranging from static and regular to highly cursive styles, make the whole body break into spontaneous dance and infinite formal renewals. This street calligraphic practice corresponds to both a socializing need and an individual search for self accomplishment or improvement. «Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China» is the first survey on contemporary calligraphic practices in Chinese public spaces, documented during the summer of 2011 in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang. It takes the form of a major pho- tographic essay, which traces the roots of this hand writing phenomenon and its development in Chinese society, analyses in detail the do-it-yourself writing tools specially designed for street lettering and explores its possible transposition into other writing cultures. 320 pages

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  • The G-Word

    Design and Production of Jacob Kimvalls Ph.D Thesis The G-Word : virtuosity and violation negotiating and transforming graffiti

    “Why does the CIA praise graffiti as a colorful symbol of the optimism and hope of the Western World while officials in many cities describes the same phenomenon as a criminal activity and a representation of unsafety and social problems?

    Graffiti is a word used to denote a complex system of actions and things, which is often described as a singular phenomenon. Graffiti has been understood and evaluated in many ways, often opposing each other. Graffiti may therefor both be evoked as one of the most influential art movements on the planet, and dismissed as something that destroys private property and turns a neighborhood into slum. It is hailed as a modern day childhood adventure and denounced as gang related criminality.
    In his Ph.D. thesis The G-Word, art historian and former graffiti writer Jacob Kimvall studies different ways of describing and framing graffiti in four historical and cultural contexts: The graffiti writing on the Berlin wall; the Zero Tolerance on graffiti in Stockholm during the 1990s; The interactions between subcultural graffiti and the cultural and commercial interest of the institutional art world in the 1970s and 80s; The collecting, organizing and publishing of images by graffiti enthusiasts.
    The G-Word visualize how different institutions, public and commercial interests have acted to influence and affect the understanding of graffiti as both art, crime and a broad socio-cultural phenomenon.”

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  • Upfest- The Urban Paint festival

    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

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  • Children of the Can

    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

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  • Future/Memory

    Future/Memory is a book about the exhibition with the same name, organized in Dresden, Germany at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden, during the summer of 2013. 

    The book shows the nature of the work of artists like Boogie, Martha Cooper, Cody Hudson and Horfée - artists that all stems from, and get their inspiration from street culture and urban environment.

    The artists express their creativity in different techniques and on different subjects. Wasted objects lying in the street are turned into sculptures; images of children playing in the Bronx are transformed into timeless testimonies of the 1980s. Graffiti are converted into abstract and conceptual art, and a blank wooden wall becomes a contemporary vision of an archaic altar. 
    Future/Memory condenses images of the past and the future taken from human urban surroundings and enlightens the importance of the artistic dialogues, their gestures and energy of street life.
    Most of the exhibited works were created on site, ranging from painting, photography, sculpture, installations and conceptual art. 

    Future/Memory is an innovative and exciting dialogue between street culture and contemporary art featuring some of the most internationally renowned artists and photographers. 

    The artists featured in Future/Memory are Boogie, Martha Cooper, Horfée, Cody Hudson, HuskMitNavn, Cleon Peterson, Jay “One” Ramier, Skki and SuperBlast

    Size (cm):21,7x28
    Pages:166
    Language:English
    Binding:Hard Cover

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  • Whole Car Poetry

    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
    Language: English
    Pages: 144
    Cover: Hard cover
    Release date: 20150415
    ISBN: 9789185639731

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  • Subway Player (Mser)

    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.

    DETAILS:
    Pages: 88
    Format: 17 x 27 cm
    Language: English
    Year: 2011
    Published in: Italy
    ISBN: 978-88-904178-8-7

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  • Walled City Art of the Mural

    Walled City makes plain why large-scale outdoor paintings have become so widely admired and accepted. The level of talent, skill and execution has elevated the oversized mural in our collective consciousness. Featuring the best work of more than 40 artists from every corner of the planet, Walled City clearly shows that large scale murals have established themselves as a new pillar of urbanism. The installation processes are often as interesting as the paintings themselves. These intrepid artists deftly utilize paintbrushes, spray cans, stencils and wheat paste to install their work, often risking life and limb. Outdoor paintings and murals arent a new phenomenon, but their scale importance to contemporary visual culture is clearly on the rise.

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  • Art of Writing Your Name

    The fine art of calligraphy found its way into the graffiti and street art scene. This event marks the birth of the so-called calligraffiti genre. That's why we present you with a comprehensive book: the The Art of Writing Your Name Book.

    Under the motto of 'visualisation of the word' this book treats the beginnings and all forms of this new genre with the help of well-known artists, like Chaz Bojorquez, JonOne, CRYPTIC, and of course the pioneer of calligraffiti himself Niels SHOE Meulman.

    This book contains no less than 35 artists of more than 3 generations and uncountable nations and shows their work and different styles with high-quality and well located and perfectly shooted pics.

    Everything from street to gallery, or from asphalt to canvas is represented in means of location and surface. But also the various tools used by the artists will suprise or even stun you.

    For artists and fans alike, who are keen to know the latest trends, this book is obligatory.

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  • From The Platform 2 Book

    This is a nostalgic, visual account of the best time and place to be a graffiti writer. In the 1980s, brothers Kenny, a.k.a. KEY, and Paul, a.k.a. CAVS, immersed themselves in the graffiti scene in the Boogie Down Bronx, dutifully photographing hundreds of pieces on now-discontinued MTA subway cars and capturing their proud comrades before, during, and after the act. “Bombing” “White Elephants” with their pilot markers and documenting them with their cameras, which they always carried, they were on the ride of their lives―until 1989, when the last painted train was removed from service. Tags by names like QUIK, IZTHEWIZ, and many others appear here in color exposures, and dozens of artists share stories and drop knowledge with no filter. A foreword by graffiti historian Henry Chalfant, coproducer of Style Wars―the seminal documentary on New York graffiti and hip-hop culture―kicks things off.d cover

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  • Brain Fart

    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!

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  • JR: Can Art Change the World?

    The first major, in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, the enigmatic and anonymous Parisian photographer, artist and activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects.

    Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.

    Introducing JR’s story is a specially commissioned graphic novel by comic artist Joseph Remnant, which charts his phenomenal rise from his street artist roots.


    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Format: Hardback
    Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
    Pages: 296 pp
    Illustrations: 500 illustrations
    ISBN: 9780714869490

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  • Nasty & Slice : Artistes en Cavale

    1988-2008 - 20 years of graffiti. NST, POCH, RCF1, STAK. After exhibition in Rennes (Delkographik Studio), Hamburg (Vicious Gallery), Montpellier (Montana Gallery), Ancona (La Cupa Spazio), Seville (Montana Gallery), Barcelona (Montana Gallery) and Zilina (Stanica Gallery), the route continues to Saint-Brieuc (Vastemonde Station) from 1 to 16 November 2008 Paris (Galerie LJ Beaubourg and Carhartt Shop) November 29 to December 24, 2008 Antwerp (85 Gallery) of 5 to 31 December 2008 Bordeaux (Carhartt Gallery) of 19 December January 19, 2009 in Marseille (Carhartt Gallery) January 16 to February 16, 2009. To mark this event, Wasted Talent has published a catalog with each artist and their journey during these twenty years. Soft cover 20 x 20 cm 120 color pages.

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  • Zeky: Ombre Chinoise

    Fifth volume of our collection WASTED TALENT, devoted to the artist Zeky.
    16 x 23 cm / 160 pages / full color / hard cover / french & english [2006]

    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.

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  • Paris Characters

    Interviews with 45 major Parisian Graffiti artists. About 600 pictures.
    20x25cm / 248 pages / hard cover [2004]

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  • Seth - Range ta chambre

    Roma Residency Book
    21 x 29,7 cm / 148 pages / Full color
    Hard cover / English [2016]
    A civil disobedience art intervention curated by Stefano S. Antonelli. 2500 mq of wallpaintings, installations, secret rooms & generic vandalism

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  • Cosmonometry

    Prefaced by Mode2, Cosmonometry is the first monograph dedicated to the artist Pro 176, an active member of the CP5, GT, UB and RTZ crews, to name a few. The book motions from his beginnings in the 90’s to nowadays, exploring the universe of this artist rooted in Graffiti culture. Throughout the pages, his cosmic murals, his sketches and canvases show Pro176’s evolution towards what is now commonly called “Galactik Style”. Cosmonometry is his relentless research in letter geometry. Trough over 400 visuals and essays on his arts, the artist gives us the full generosity of his art. The reflections of prestigious contributors such as Skeme, Oeno, Cope2 or Jay1, amongst others, emphasize his own words. Diksa: “Pro176 doesn’t follow the Hype, rather staying away from it. He is more interested in creating his own dimension, where heroes, super villains, creatures, wizards and witches mingle together.” Or furthermore, David Pluskwa: “Today, his deconstructions, dislocations and surprising acrylic transformations place him in the lineage of Roy Lichtenstein or Gudmundur Erró. To this day, he is one of his most renowned successors. All texts are in French and English. First Pro176’s monography 21 x 29,7 cm / 256 pages / Full color / Hard cover / French – English [2014]

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  • Pimp My Bitch

    A new FRENCH book about a special type of body painting done by Keag and Sore. The photo’s sure look fun.

    “But how to do body painting while remaining true to our roots?”
    “Painting a naked girl in a room is too easy“

    Limited 500 signed and numbered copies. 

    80 Pages

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  • 100 New York Calligraphers

    Encompassing a wide range of calligraphy in many languages and hands, or styles, this book presents a visual treasury of works by 100 contemporary scribes, all of whom were either born in New York or studied or worked in the city. From English and its related Romance languages to a wide range of Asian and Middle Eastern alphabets and nonalphabetic characters, the more than 550 examples of beautiful writing create a rich visual smorgasbord. Traditional uses of hand-lettered calligraphy are shown, including event invitations and envelopes, certificates and awards, and quotes and sayings framed as artwork. The examples also include contemporary applications and nontraditional forms such as graffiti and experimental calligraphy that is not formed from readable characters. All are hand-wrought and human-made, using pointed or broad-edged pens, whether quill or steel, or a brush or other simple tool.

    Size: 9″ x 12″ | 629 color images | 240 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764348983 | Binding: hard cover

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  • DazeWorld Chris Daze

    This is the illustrated story of New York artist Chris Daze Ellis’s successful transition from the subways to international studios and galleries. Follow his 30 year career from his days as a teenage graffiti writer to his current life as a professional painter, mentor, and family man. This book, with more than 250 photographs, is a journey tracking the seminal moments in Daze’s life that shaped his art. View his aesthetic evolution, from “Graffiti High” (New York’s High School of Art and Design) and an “unsanctioned” street art phase to exhibitions with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Train photos from the 1970s and ’80s, a broad representation of Daze’s studio and mural works, and personal photos guide the reader through an artistic portfolio spanning five decades. Contributions by graffiti writer Jay “J.SON” Edlin and essayist Claire Schwartz, and a foreword by graffiti historian and chronicler Sacha Jenkins complete this volume..

    Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 269 color images | 176 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764351051 | Binding: hard cover

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  • Door Jams

    On this winding “Door Tour,” hitting every stop from hip Williamsburg to elegant Sutton Place, the soul of New York City is revealed through this most unlikely medium. The remarkable row house doors, warehouse gates, extravagant entryways, and even construction sites documented here represent the people, culture, and attitude of the “City that Never Sleeps.” From welcoming to ominous, brazen to bleak, astonishing portals can be found in quiet neighborhoods in Queens, graveyards in the Bronx, and small stores in Manhattan. More classically beautiful doors adorn the homes of some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in America. Gorgeous entrances to hotel lobbies lure you into luxurious interiors. In Brooklyn, graffiti artists turn industrial zones into studios, doors into canvases. Allan Markman opens the door to a visual jam session of urban architecture, but you must walk through it yourself.

    Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 341 color photos | 176 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764344916 | Binding: hard cover

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  • Uptown & Downtown

    New York graffiti writers who cut their teeth painting trains in the ’70s and ’80s transfer Old Skool street art to a more permanent, collectible medium in this book, using transit maps, instead of subway cars, as canvases. GHOST, T-KID, QUIK, REVOLT, BLADE, SHAME125, COPE2, SKEME, and others decorated ordinary 23″ × 32″ MTA maps with their personal tags and graphics echoing the heyday of New York train graffiti. Sixteen sections, one for each writer, feature a total of more than 100 maps, as well as brief statements about the painters’ artistic evolution and style. Like a dynamic “piece book,” or sketchbook, this collection is an exclusive sampling of the painters’ signature strokes and tags in portable form. In fact, many of the artists featured here have used subway-map art as a springboard from the fleeting genre of train-tagging to the sturdier platform of the international art gallery circuit.

    Size: 9″ x 12″ | 105 color photos | 128 pp
    ISBN13: 9780764350979 | Binding: hard cover

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