Covert to Overt
The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey
Hardcover ISBN: 0847846210
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
Every Wall Is a Door
Urban Art: Artists. Works. Stories
Hardcover ISBN: 371651845x
Stenciled art on the street, a sticker on a rolling gate, huge paintings on building walls, artistic lettering, or a mosaic: the variations of urban art are seemingly unlimited and endless – and the works omnipresent around the world. Following a focused summary of the current developments of the global urban arts scene, the extensive documentation of outstanding works is at the core of the book. The main theme is authenticity, only works that were personally seen and experienced by the authors are presented. The book also aims to discover what motivates the artists to express their creativity in the public realm, to test boundaries, and create works that invite us to ponder and wonder.
The Guerilla Art Kit
Hardcover ISBN: 1568986882
We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name 'You' their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's day change their mood or their mind and maybe even change the world in the process! The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity book full of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and more has both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercises leaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalk to the more involved making a 'wish tree,' guerilla gardening, or making your own stencils The Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.
Paperback ISBN: 0500284695
Subverted signs, spontaneous drawings, powerful monolithic symbols, and curious characters represent a worldwide outdoor gallery of free contemporary art. Graffiti art is constantly changing. Fresh coats of paint and newly pasted posters appear overnight in cities across the world. New artists, new ideas, and new tactics displace faded images in a perpetual process of renewal and metamorphosis. From Los Angeles to Barcelona, Stockholm to Tokyo, Melbourne to Milan, wall spaces are a breeding ground for graphic and typographic forms as artists unleash their daily creations. Current graffiti art is reflective of the world around it. Using new materials and techniques, its innovators are creating a language of forms and images infused with contemporary graphic design and illustration. Fluent in branding and graphic imagery, they have been replacing tags with more personal logos and shifting from typographic to iconographic forms of communication. Street Logos is a worldwide celebration of these new developments in twenty-first-century graffiti, an essential sourcebook for all art and design professionals, and a delight to everyone excited by the vitality of the street. 423 color illustrations.
The Pavement Art and 3-D Illusions of Kurt Wenner
Paperback ISBN: 1402771266
The author, who revolutionized the ancient art of street painting by creating a technique that produces astounding images in 3-D, discusses his career and work, and showcases his visually stunning paintings. Original. 10,000 first printing.