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 Beat of Urban Art
The Art of Justin Bua
Hardcover ISBN: 0061153834
An artist best known for his creation of the best-selling college dorm poster, "The DJ," showcases his most significant artistic achievements while presenting a biographical narrative that offers insight into the hip-hop, graffiti, and classical art influences on his work.
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.
New York City's Graffiti Writers
Hardcover ISBN: 1576872033
With an eye for style, Sutherland captures all of the gritty glory and glamour of the graffiti world and its warriors. Collected for the first time in Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers, Sutherland presents a never-before-seen chronicle of the people and places that populate New York’s famed graf scene. Featuring old-school legends FUTURA, STAY HIGH 149, LADY PINK and DOZE, as well as new-school writers COPE 2, CLAW, KR, CYCLE, KAWS, SACER, EARSNOT, SERF, RATE, CINIK, UFO, and DSENSE, among many others, each one of the fifty-three portraits is authentically tagged by the individual writers using the same paint markers that brought them fame. Complemented by one hundred sixty landscape photographs and featuring handwritten text by legendary recluse REVS, Autograf is the only book to showcase New York City’s graffiti scene as it was created and defined by some of the most prolific artists of our time.
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.