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Street Craft : Yarnbombing, Guerilla Gardening, Light Tagging, Lace Graffiti and More

Street Craft brings together twenty-eight different artists from different countries whose work has redefined what street art can be. By diversifying materials and techniques, Street Craft artists are pushing beyond the two-dimensionality of graffiti and mural-painting, many of them using craft techniques to bring inventive beauty to bland urban surroundings. Tasha Lewis’s blue butterfly swarms decorate derelict corners of Indianapolis and New York, and Mademoiselle Maurice’s origami and lace graffiti beautifies the streets of Paris and Hong Kong. Other artists create sophisticated urban interventions bearing their personal tags, such as the artist SpiderTag, who intertwines sturdy rope and nails to construct abstract graffiti in Madrid, and GorillaLighting, who haunts Berlin’s industrial estates with impermanent projections.
Find the book on Amazon / Thames & Hudson Publishing

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The F.A.T. Manual

In more than five years of activity, the Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab) produced an impressive series of projects, all developed with open source software, shared online and documented in a way that allows everybody to copy, improve, abuse or simply use them. This approach situates F.A.T. Lab in a long tradition of DIY, processual, sharable artistic practices based on instructionals, and reveals a democratic idea of art where Fluxus scores meet hacker culture (and rap music).

Featuring texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan, The F.A.T. Manual is a selection of more that 100 projects, done in the belief that printing these bits on paper will allow them to spread in a different way, infiltrate other contexts, and germinate. An archive, a catalogue, a user manual and a software handbook documenting five years of thug life, pop culture and research and development.

Available for free HERE.

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1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art : Murals, Tags, and More from Artists Around the World

Graffiti and street art used to be a sure sign of a neighborhood’s neglect. Even though it is still a countercultural art form, its role has grown: it enlivens public space, provides social commentary, and adds humor and color to the urban and suburban landscape.

“1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art” is a showcase of urban art suitable for artists of any medium, designers, and other creative artists looking for urban-style inspiration for their visual work. A visual catalog, it is both a practical, inspirational handbook and a coffee-table conversation piece. Graffiti and street artists–rebellious and non-rebellious alike–will relish the opportunity to have so many ideas for color play, illustration, and wild expressions at their fingertips. Inside you’ll find: -1,000 photographs of graffiti and other types of urban art, with captions that feature location (city, state, country) artist name (if known). -Artwork sorted into categories such as letterforms, stencils, portraits, murals, nature, tags, throw-ups, pieces, and productions -Urban art glossary, basic aerosol painting and street art techniques, and more.

Partial Book on Google Books.

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Banksy : Wall My Presidents

“Totul este gandit sa fie un amestec intre lucrarile carnatului de Banksy si presedintii Romaniei din ultimii 20 de ani. Formula este simpla, iei niste stenciluri de la carnatul ala si niste portrete a celor care au avut Romania in grija cativa ani, le arunci intre doua coperti si gata, iti iese Banksy: Wall My Presidents, o carticica care include lucrarile faimoase a lui Bencsi si ceea ce ne place sa ne luam si sa criticam mereu, fostii presedinti ai acestei minunate tari (si ca bonus, incredibil, o sa apara si actualul presedinte, mare grija)”

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Banksy : The Bristol Legacy

One of the contributors in the book talks about putting plate glass over this artwork, of listing it, of making sure it’s preserved, which flies in the face of what street art is, which is meant to be radical, temporary, interventionist, not something permanent. That’s quite an interesting challenge and I think the City of Bristol is starting to wrestle with that one.

A book by Paul Gough. Available HERE.
Small read HERE.

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Banksy : Myths & Legends

For me these stories illustrate the incredible audacity, originality and sheer bloody mindedness of Banksy. Obviously he will be best remembered for his art and exposing the hypocrisy and dumbness of our modern lives. The myths will be viewed as a distraction to some or part of the appeal for others. One thing is certain, the art and the myths are both larger than life and stick two fingers up at conformity. This book is a celebration of that anarchic, rebellious spirit.

A book by Marc Leverton. Available HERE.

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Ghidul Situatiilor Urbane

Indrumar al neasteptatelor intamplari din mediul urban.
Ghidul Situatiilor Urbane este o initiativa Asociatia Odaia Creativa.
Concept : Anamaria Vrabie, Bogdan Alto, Cristian Niculici, Irina Paraschivoiu.
Textele au fost realizate cu deosebita inspiratie de Simona Florea.
Ilustratiile si conceptul grafic sunt produse marca Sorina Vazelina.

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Crack & Shine International

Film about the launch of new book Crack & Shine International at Downstairs at Mother.

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Walls Notebook

Walls Notebook is a notebook / sketchbook that features 80 pictures of “clean” NYC walls instead of blank pages. Write, draw, paste, or doodle on these inspirational backdrops. You’ll be one step closer to being the street artist you’ve always wanted to be… minus the jail time.

Construction: Paperback, 160 pp.
Dimensions: 8.5h × 6.625″w
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 978-1594743245
Price: 16.95$

For more details about the.’s Walls Notebook, click HERE.

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Fugitive Images

Fugitive Images is an archive of the vibrant and fast paced dialogues of renegade wheat-paste posters, aerosol stencils, drawings, and murals across New York City.

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