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The most popular Graffiti & street art books currently available. Updated weekly.
Banksy You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat and if You Were Not You Would Know About It
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...
Street Art
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.
Graffiti School: A Student Guide with Teacher's Manual
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.
Every Wall is a Door: Urban Art: Artists. Works. Stories.
Planet Banksy: The man, his work and the movement he inspired
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.
Where's B**ksy? Banksy's Greatest Works in Context
Michael De Feo: Flowers
Going All City: Struggle and Survival in LA's Graffiti Subculture
World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
Urban Scrawl: The Written Word in Street Art
Banksy Myths & Legends: Volume 1
Paperback. Pub Date: October 2011 Pages: 96 in Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture No single living artist has created as many myths rumours and legends as Banksy Many of the tales in this book are from istol. some are from further afield. What they share is that they are all told with the wide eyed wonder which Banksy inspires. Collated between 2009 and 2011 some of these stories are quite old and have been told so many times they have become the stuff of legend. others are more questionable and best described as myths. Some are laugh out loud bollocks and others are simply gossip. You be the judge.
Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England's Churches
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.
Hattie Stewart's Doodlebomb Sticker Book
With Hattie Stewart's new jam-packed sticker book you can doodlebomb your own books, posters and anything you like with over 500 stickers.
Protest Stencil Toolkit: Revised edition
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.
City Beneath: A Century of Los Angeles Graffiti
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
Subway Art
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.
Banksy In New York
Desperately Seeking Banksy
Banksy's Bristol: Home Sweet Home
Welcome to Dripper World: Sound and Vision by Sam Ryser
A deep dive into the ubiquitous world of artist Sam Ryser, a pillar in the the underground NYC punk scene.
Street Fonts: Graffiti Alphabets from Around the World
A unique typographical sourcebook featuring over 150 specially designed, original alphabets exclusive to this book.
Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever
Expanded third edition celebrating the extraordinary three-dimensional anamorphic chalk paintings of the feted British street artist.
Colossus. Street Art Europe
Graffiti and Street Art
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.
Street Art: From Around the World
Stickerbomb Skulls
Features many forms of design and illustrations of skulls by an eclectic mix of artists from around the world.
D*face: The Monograph
Penguins and Other Sea Birds
Did you know... The Galapagos Penguin's speckled markings make each of them as unique as a snowflake? The Emperor Penguin weighs the same as a Labrador retriever? The Adelie Penguin takes its name from the sweetheart of a Napoleonic naval captain turned explorer? This title explores everything about this enigmatic bird and his feathered friends.
Stickerbomb Monsters
Features an extensive assortment of scary monster designs. Including weird and wonderful creatures ranging from zombies and ghosts to spaghetti monsters and love bugs, this title includes stickers that are fun for everyone to play with, and to use to create their very own beastly collections. It contains 250 stickers.
Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall
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.
J R: Inside Out
This book showcases the most important work by celebrated street artist and activist JR the award-winning global street-art project he has been working on for the last six years, involving a quarter of a million people.
C215 Christian Guemy Stencil Art
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. .
Blek le Rat: Getting Through the Walls
Offers a taste of the evolution of urban art from New York, Paris, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, to London, Taipei, Naples and Berlin. This book is suitable for enthusiasts of street and urban culture and students alike.
Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art
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...
Street to Studio
Khatt: Egypt's Calligraphic Landscape
A colourful and beautifully produced volume, documenting calligraphic expressions found in cities across Egypt.
Stickers 2: More Stuck-Up Crap
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
Graffiti Brasil
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.
Little People in the City: Foreword by Will Self
He's like Banksy -- but not as big...
Banksy Locations (and a Tour): More Graffiti Locations from the UK
Street Art
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.
Warhol on Basquiat. Andy Warhol's Words and Pictures
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...
Alphabeatz: Tagging Alphabets from A to Z
Street Art Today II: The 50 Most Influential Street Artists Today
This who's who of the international contemporary street art scene features 50 of the top street artists working today, complete with exclusive interviews.
Street Sketchbook: Journeys
A sequel to the "Street Sketchbook" in which Tristan Manco continues his exploration of the secret world of sketchbooks by tracing artists creative journeys, from the initial idea to its development.
Art is Trash
This book fulfils the important task of collecting and recording the works and evolution of an artist who is surely on the cusp of transforming the street- and urban-art scenes on an international scale.
CRAS: The Art of Stephan Doitschinoff
Unofficial War Artist
Peter Kennard is Britain's foremost political artist and has been at the cutting edge of global political image making since the Vietnam War. Unofficial War Artist brings together the best of Kennard's work from 45 years of his career and accompanies a major retrospective of his work at IWM London.