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Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists,... Read more
Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets. Claudia Walde has spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from 30 countries with a view to showing the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa) and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge. Each artist received the same brief: to design all 26 letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them. The results are a fascinating insight into the creative process.
Claudia Walde, aka MadC, is a world-renowned graffiti artist, muralist, designer and writer. She was born in Bautzen, Germany, and is most known for her large-scale, outdoor artistic paintings. MadC painted her first graffiti piece in 1996, being 16 years old. She studied at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle and Central Saint Martins College in London. MadC carries a master's degree in graphic design. She is the author of Sticker City: Paper Graffiti Art.
Focussing on street and graffiti artists, this book showcases a diversity of working methods, approaches and personal fixations, including declarations of love, typographic explorations, alter egos, storyboards, mythological creatures, anatomical studies, architectural drawings and extreme doodling.
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.
In its early days, illegal graffiti and street art were of necessity modest in scale, hastily created in hours or even minutes, and destroyed just as quickly by authorities, vandals or the elements. In this book, the author has selected more than 200 of the best XXL works and profiled nearly 30 artists who pioneered this trend.
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.
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.
A new generation of graffiti artists has hit the streets of New York and is decorating neighbourhood walls with memorials to the tragic and untimely deaths of friends and loved ones. This book is a collection of photographs of the best of this art, as well as the stories behind them.
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