A Street Art Anthology
Hardcover ISBN: 8417412212
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.
A Guerilla Tour Through Art & Politics
Paperback ISBN: 0867197226
A book with more than 250 color images describes the creation of "Abraham Obama" image--a melding of the faces of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama--and its tour across the U.S. and Asia, during which supporters put up hundreds of Abraham Obama stickers and posters. Original.
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.
Street Art from Five Continents
Hardcover ISBN: 0810949792
A history of graffiti art traces its evolution from the late 1960s to today, citing its reflection of hip-hop culture as well as its symbolism of youth art, in a comprehensive survey that features more than two thousand illustrations and interviews with numerous artists from all over the world. 25,000 first printing.
Graffiti, Community, and Art
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1933149221
“More street artists are turning to stencil art’s speed, efficiency, and neatness as a means of expression. All it takes is a piece of cardboard, an X-Acto knife, and a can of spray paint to pose an idea or tell a story with the potential to change the gait of pedestrians and make them stop and think.”—San Francisco Weekly Without a doubt, stencils are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest method for painting an image on a wall, a sidewalk, or practically anywhere. Stencil Nation focuses on the unexpected mix of this lively, accessible medium—from famous artists including Banksy to international street stencils and gallery shows—to reveal engaging aspects of an intentionally secretive creative community. With dynamically illustrated perspectives from the niches of the art form, female artists, documentarians, and the growing online community of the international scene are featured in this fresh collection of photographs and essays curated by StencilArchive.org’s founder, Russell Howze. New artists, often utilizing stencil art in unconventional ways, are also featured. Stencil Nation also represents the art of lesser-known urban scenes, including Poland, Romania, and Israel. Additionally, Stencil Nation builds upon previous published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artists themselves. Russell Howze is the curator of StencilArchive.org. He lives in San Francisco.
The Rap Quotes Coast to Coast
A Photographic Catalog and Maps of Site-specific Rap Lyrics in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston and More
Hardcover ISBN: 9188369196
A visual catalog of site-specic rap lyrics in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston and more.With lyrics from Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Scarface and more.Since 2013, multi-disciplinary artist Jay Shells (Jason Shelowitz) has been travelling to major US cities, installing his Rap Quotes campaign. At the time of this publication, the campaign has touched down in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston and the Bay Area. Part art book and part guide book, "The Rap Quotes Coast to Coast" takes you on a new kind of journey, with gorgeous photography by Aymann Ismail to offer context for the hip hop lyrics that mark locations in these major cities. Each city/chapter opens with remarks by local hip hop journalists and ends with a map plotting every site-specific rap lyric for that city, giving the reader the ability to take their own hip hop-specific tour of the city they love.The Rap Quotes campaign is ongoing, and in the next few years will launch in Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and other cities around the globe.