From Jeff Friesen, award-winning photographer and author of United States of LEGO(R), comes a hilarious new book of diorama photographs that uses LEGO bricks to spoof the famous work of the mysterious anonymous graffiti artist known as Banksy. Friesen gives new meaning to gritty street art using clean, modernist bricks. Bricksy goes beyond transforming the medium by expanding the scenes it plays on and adding a humorous twist to each one. Each of the eighty-four photographs is wittily captioned, delightful to look at, and appropriate for a wide range of ages. At the end of the book is a legend featuring thumbnail reproductions of each original Banksy so readers can test their knowledge of Banksy's catalogue with Friesen's LEGO spinoffs.While traditional street art is often rushed along by the threat of local law enforcement, Friesen has bountiful time to reimagine Banksy's work into glossy LEGO glory that comes off the walls and springs to life. Banksy's iconic characters gain intriguing new stories. Readers will discover where Banksy's monkeys are taking charge and who the bouquet thrower's star-crossed lover is. You've never seen Banksy like this before. You've never seen LEGO like this before. Bricksy is a must-have book for fans of Banksy, fans of LEGO, and anyone with a sense of humor.
The interaction with happened-upon street art is both physical and emotional, provoking a reaction and hopefully a conversation about the work this worldwide phenomenon. From backs of street signs to corporate boardrooms, its visibility, popularity, and diversity is what makes it so beloved. Highlighting some of the best work from around the world, The Urban Canvas is an extensive look at this art form and the artists that make it great.Whether created as political message, social commentary, or simply visual entertainment, street art has reclaimed art from the privileged and brought it back into the open for everyone to experience. Art professor, critic, and historian G. James Daichendt presents street art from around the world in The Urban Canvas, an exploration of how this global art form has been influenced by local customs and culture. Featuring the art of Banksy - Kenny Scharf -Shepard Fairey - Ron English - Blu - Keith Haring - Os G meos - Vhils - D*Face - JR - Escif - Swoon - Barry McGee - ROA - Invader - Eduardo Kobra - Robbie Conal - Fin DAC - Chase - Toxic mano - Gaia - Herr von Bias - Herakut - Pixel Pancho - Cranio - Hyuro - Blek le Rat - Boa Mistura - Aryz - Stik - Stinkfish - CRISP - Adnate - Lady Aiko - Faith47 - C215 - Rone - Case Maclaim - El Seed - P183 - Clet - Bukruk - El Mac - Yuree Kensaku - David Flores - Plastic Jesus - Hueman - Tristan Eaton - Bumblebee - Nychos - Thierry Noir - Smug - Ericailcane - Fintan Magee - Alexis Diaz - Liqen - Andr - Ludo - . . . and many more Territories featured: North America, South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa
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.