Most popular Graffiti & street art books
The most popular Graffiti & street art books currently available. Updated weekly.
From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, follow the short, prolific, and politicized career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a cult figure of artistic social commentary. This introduction explores how the young trailblazer drew from inspirations as varied as Greek, Roman, and African art, along with French poetry and...
Planet Banksy brings together some of the very best pieces of art from all corners of the world that have been inspired by Banksy, as well as featuring some of his own innovative, profound and controversial work.
Suitable for college use, this title opens with an exploration of graffiti's background and history, from Pompeii to the Hip Hop revolution to the present day, as well as how to stay on the right side of the law. It explains the practical techniques of using a spray can, and the step-by-step methods and skills required to create artistic graffiti.
A comprehensive history and interpretation of the street art movement, featuring all of the key practitioners in a colorful combination of sharp images and insightful commentary.
Documenting the work of graffiti writers who illegally painted subway cars in New York City, the authors recall how they gained entry to the New York graffiti community in the 1970s and 1980s and describe the techniques that they used to photograph it.
Drawing on examples from surviving medieval churches in England, the author gives a voice to the secret graffiti artists: from the lord of the manor and the parish priest to the people who built the church itself.
An insider's guide to discovering the world's best urban art. From amazing wall murals to Banksy's stencils and Invader's mosaics, we showcase 140 creative hotspots across 42 cities and tell you how to find them, as well as introduce pioneering artists and interview those who shaped the movement.
Produced in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation and Jean-Michel Basquiat's estate, this book explores the artists' complex personal and professional relationship through hundreds of never-before-published photographs of Basquiat by Warhol, excerpts from the legendary Andy Warhol Diaries, rarely seen archival material and examples of...
With Hattie Stewart's new jam-packed sticker book you can doodlebomb your own books, posters and anything you like with over 500 stickers.
A sweeping history of Los Angeles told through the lens of the many marginalized groups--from hobos to taggers--that have used the city's walls as a channel for communication
A collection of the myths, rumours and legends surrounding Banksy.
Expanded third edition celebrating the extraordinary three-dimensional anamorphic chalk paintings of the feted British street artist.
He's like Banksy -- but not as big...
A deep dive into the ubiquitous world of artist Sam Ryser, a pillar in the the underground NYC punk scene.
A guide to graffiti and street art. It explains the terms and language of graffiti and street art from tags and throwies to culture jamming and subvertising as well as their multiple influences and sub-genres. It traces the origins and evolution of graffiti and street art, and explores the motivations and practices of the leading exponents.
A new bible of sticker art a visual history of street art in one of its most elemental, accessible, provocative, and ubiquitous forms with twelve pages of collectible stickers
Over the decades, London has become a diverse landscape for all forms of graffiti and street art. From the better-known artists, down to the constant stream of fresh new talent attracted to the streets, London is a graffiti artist's paradise and the images represent a London simmering with artistic flair.
Here is a report from the trenches on the most exciting and original graffiti scene to emerge in the past decade. From extraordinary creative extremes generated amidst urban deprivation to crafted murals at their most elaborate, Graffiti Brasil offers both stunning photography and in-depth history and insight from world authorities on the subject.
Follow the story of street art, from local origins to global phenomenon of urban reclamation. This comprehensive survey features an exclusive preface by Banksy. Made in collaboration with featured artists, the book examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing the key figures, events and movements of self-expression in...
A colourful and beautifully produced volume, documenting calligraphic expressions found in cities across Egypt.
With this book anyone can create protest graphics. The 46 die-cut stencils, plus a bespoke typeface, can be combined to create both slogans and powerful visual messages, and are robust enough to be re-used any number of times.
Readers will get to know Christian Gu aka C215 this book through a series of long interviews conducted by Alessandra Mattanza, a multi-faceted author and expert in the international world of street art. .
In the first attempt to tell the full story of Banksy's life and career, Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together a picture of his world and unpicks its contradictions.
Henry Chalfant's photographs in the classic Subway Art inspired graffiti writers around the world; now read the stories behind those iconic images in the words of the pioneers of the graffiti movement in the late 1970s - early 1980s.
Featuring thirty-five colour images of William ""Bill"" Walker's work, this edition reveals the artist who was the primary figure behind Chicago's famed Wall of Respect and who created numerous murals that depicted African American historical figures; protested social injustice; and centered imagination, love, respect, and community accountability.
This exhibition catalogue documents not only Shehab's striking artwork itself, but also the stories of the people she meets along the way, and her observations from the streets of each new city she visits. It is her artists manifesto, a cry for freedom and dignity, and a call to never stop dreaming.
Suitable for the lovers of the galleries of the street, this book includes, two 8-page fold-out collages, and reproduces the work of such world-famous artists as New Yorks Lady Pink and Swoon, Amsterdams Mickey and Toulouses Miss Van, as well as a galaxy of rising stars over 130 in all.
We have previously claimed that Street Art is the most important art movement of our time. It was a deliberately provocative thing to say and we remain unapologetic for it. Is Street Art an extension and evolution of Graff or a corruption of Graff's pure rebel yell into an easy to swallow rebel lifestyle? This is Street Art. Make up your own mind.
A journey deep into the underworld of graffiti artists
Based on twenty years of research in the graffiti and street art scenes, Street Art World is the first book to provide a history and context for the words and images that appear in cities all around the world. Inviting the reader into a realm that is usually hidden, it will enthral all those who enjoy this global phenomenon.
Traces the history of graffiti in New York City against the backdrop of the struggle that developed between the city and the writers.
The sequel to the international bestseller 'Little People in the City'