• Blek Le Rat
    Blek Le Rat
    ISBN: 9780500501009
    Title: Blek Le Rat
    Author: MCGREGOR KEN

    Blek Le Rat is known worldwide for the quirky ideas and radical politics he has brought to his art form - stencilled images reproduced in colour, traces Blek Le Rat's entire carer to date. This book provides a detailed biography of the artist and traces the extension of his art to the works on paper and canvas now exhibited in art galleries throughout the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
  • Colossus: Street Art Europe
    Colossus: Street Art Europe
    ISBN: 9781908211798
    Title: Colossus: Street Art Europe

    Colossus is the definitive showcase of epic European street art. From Berlin to Barcelona, Budapest to Lisbon it's a visual guide to both the astonishing and the epic. From figurative to abstract, geometric to photo-realistic, all of the major creative executions are covered in the expansive collection. This book is the culmination of years of obsessively keeping up with the explosion of the art form. Featuring QR codes for many of the major European cities, you too will be able to visit the artwork in person.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Polynesian Tattoo Handbook Volume 2
    Polynesian Tattoo Handbook Volume 2
    ISBN: 9788894205657
    Title: Polynesian Tattoo Handbook Volume 2

    Unpacking the five main Polynesian styles:
    Samoan, Marquesan, Tahitian, Hawaiian, Maori.
    Presenting over 400 symbols and their meanings.
    Fully illustrated with more than 550 images,
    with 15 original tattoos deconstructed and explained.

    This book explains the main Polynesian styles of tattooing, presenting each of them with a historical and cultural introduction, highlighting the traditional symbols and their meanings. Fifteen original designs and their stories are examined, showing how to identify and understand their building elements and explaining how they interact with each other to compose a meaningful tattoo.
    All the original tattoos are broken up into their main parts, outlined for clearer identification. The main parts are then inspected further, revealing the basic building elements and symbols, grouped by meaning.

    This book comes as an in-depth follow-up to The POLYNESIAN TATTOO Handbook and it extends the study of Polynesian tattoo styles and designs to help understand their origins and purpose, their symbolism, and their creation guidelines.

    Readers' feedback: "This is a book like I've never seen the like before--or even dreamt of!" - "The Bible of Polynesian tattoos just became a reality!" - "It's perfect to the smallest detail. The passion and research put into this book are evident on each and every page. Amazing."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.00
  • Stencil Graffiti Handbook
    Stencil Graffiti Handbook
    ISBN: 9780500022856
    Title: Stencil Graffiti Handbook

    With current political and cultural climates across the globe growing more uncertain, a new generation of artists, designers, and communicators are using stencil art on the walls of towns and cities to voice thought-provoking messages and ideas. Exploring the medium's applications within grassroots activism and the contemporary craft scene, Tristan Manco returns to the streets and brings this thriving art form to life.

    Exploring both process and results, this book delves into stencil art's essential elements--place, space, technique, and subjects--before taking to the streets to see how, where, and why stencil graffiti is exhibited. Having accumulated an extensive network of street art contacts through more than two decades of immersion in the scene, Manco has scoured the globe for today's most interesting stencil artists--those who operate outside the mainstream market of "urban art" and beneath the radar of everyone but the truly aware.

    Featuring studio visits with artists and step-by-step instructional illustrations by the renowned Columbian art collective Stinkfish, The Stencil Graffiti Handbook is a must-have for anyone with an open mind and rebellious spirit.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Street Art Manual
    Street Art Manual
    ISBN: 9781786275233
    Title: Street Art Manual
    Author: POSTERS BILL

    The Street Art Manual is an illicit, tactical handbook to creating art in public and taking over urban space. Every type of street art is covered, from painting graffiti, to light projections, stenciling, wheat pasting and mural making, with each technique illustrated with step-by-step drawings.

    Arm yourself with the tips and knowledge that no other guide will give you and go out and reclaim the streets in the name of urban creativity.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

  • Street Art: Art Essentials
    Street Art: Art Essentials
    ISBN: 9780500294338
    Title: Street Art: Art Essentials

    Street art is a phenomenon and subculture movement that reaches from the darkest urban backstreets to the most glamorous international art fairs. Despite having earned a place in the canon of twentieth-century art history, its qualifications are often disputed by both the art establishment and practitioners themselves, all concerned with notions of authenticity.

    This book examines how street art evolved from its origins in the 1970s New York graffiti scene to embrace many new materials, styles, and techniques. The once marginal art form has graduated into art galleries and the art market, while also heavily influencing design, fashion, advertising, and visual culture. Simon Armstrong walks readers through its controversial history, taking in the movement's significant artists, artworks, and methods, and showcasing the works that have come to define it. He also discusses its close relationship to pop art and digital art, and explores possible futures for street art.

    Packed with detail and written in an engaging, accessible style, this latest installment in the Art Essentials series is a must-read for lovers of street art and anyone interested in the way art movements gradually join the mainstream.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Subway Art
    Subway Art
    ISBN: 9780500292129
    Title: Subway Art

    In 1984 the groundbreaking Subway Art brought graffiti to the world, presenting stunning photographic documentation of the burgeoning movement in New York. Thirty years later, this bible of street art has been updated with over seventy photographs not included in the original edition and new insights on an incredibly rich period for urban art and its legacy.In new introductions, authors Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant recall how they gained entry into the New York City graffiti community in the 1970s and 1980s. New afterwords continue the story, tracing the decline of the subway and graffiti scene in the late 1980s to its unexpected rebirth as a global art movement. The authors reveal how the lives of the original subway artists have unfolded and mourn the loss of several to the darker forces of the street.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00