A vibrant look at the celebrated artist and designer KAWS.
Multidisciplinary artist KAWS was first known for his work as a graffiti artist and his subersive approach to poular imagery on bus shelter and phone booth advertisements. This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's body of work.
About The Author
Multidisciplinary artist KAWS was first known for his work as a graffiti artist and his subversive approach to popular imagery on bus shelter and phone booth advertisements. This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s body of work.
Written by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Contribution by Germano Celant
- Format: Hardcover
- Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
- Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price USD$11.21USD$49.95
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
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
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
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.USD$46.95
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.
16 x 18cmUSD$14.95
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!USD$39.95
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
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.
9.1 x 0.8 x 11 inches.USD$41.95
If you want to learn how to write graffiti this is the book you will need to give you endless style.
Find out how to:
- Design your own letter style
- Use different effects to make your graffiti unique
- Draw throw-ups
- How to do funky fills
- Paint wildstyle, bubblestyle and blockbusters
- Handle a spray can, or marker
- Get your work up safely and legally
Teachers, this is the book you need if you want to teach graffiti.
- Plans for lessons on graffiti - theory and practice
- Practical advice for staging safe, hands-on graffiti lessons
- Guidance on marking students' work
- Resources covering the origins and cultural history of graffiti
- Clear step-by-step explanations to suit students of all abilities
- Exercises and solutionsUSD$24.95
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
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
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
Alex Fakso has established himself as a street photographer and today is internationally known, both for commissioned work and also his solo exhibition, thanks to his untiring ability to experiment and always be a step ahead.
- Hardcover: 72 pages
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 3.8 x 30.5 cm
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.USD$88.95
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
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 coverUSD$34.95
Welcome to the Museum of Street Art (MoSA). Not within these pages, but while walking the streets, there is a chance you have been here before. The MoSA concept is intuitive, but you might not have noticed it unless you were looking for it.
A MoSA is a phenomenom that occurs when there is a high concentration of both art and local stakeholder support in a particular outdoor area. This combination creates living, breathing outdoor museums in our cities. Entry is free and daily exhibits are managed by the residents, landlords, local government, visitors, and mother nature. These stakeholders alter the exhibition every day with their competing opinions and priorities, which in turn creates one of the most dynamic and meritocratic museums in the world. MoSA explores this concept by photographing these museums in their entirety on one particular day, as a record and snapshot in time.
MoSA locations can be found in dozens of cities around the world, but in this edition, we explore the East Village in New York City on June 23, 2017. The East Village has a long history of supporting the arts and showcases a variety of mediums by a host of local and global artists. Read on to see exactly how we captured the exhibit.
All photographs were shot sequentially in 14 hours starting at 12 AM midnight on June 23, 2017. The area of interest covers 430 acres known as the East Village, located in Manhattan, New York. Its boundaries from West to East are from Bowery/4th Ave. to East River Park. Its boundaries North to South are from 14th St. to Houston St. The editor systematically canvassed this area by bicycle to capture each piece of art. "The Streets" began at Bowery and Houston and were traversed Northward in ascending order from Houston to 14th St. "The Avenues" began on Avenue D and Houston and were traversed Westward from Avenue D to Bowery/4th Ave.USD$28.95
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.USD$29.95
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.USD$34.95
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.USD$69.95
Pretty wicked stuff that has never been seen before – therefore the titel Unseen Pieces Book that shows high-quality pics of the work of SKENAR73, a writer from Berlin.
With the help of his buddies like NEKTAR or PREY he came out with this illustrated book of his artwork in the most unusual places. He paintes walls in empty old houses, creepy cabins in the woods or even in some ancient bunkers.
But be quick, it is limited to 427 pieces.USD$34.95
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
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