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GRAFF: The Art & Technique of Graffiti
     

GRAFF: The Art & Technique of Graffiti

by Scape Martinez
 

ISBN-10: 1600610714

ISBN-13: 9781600610714

Pub. Date: 02/20/2009

Publisher: F+W Media

Once viewed as merely a blemish on the urban landscape, graffiti today has evolved into a legitimate art form in its own right, influencing entertainment, advertising, fashion and other creative industries worldwide.

In this unprecedented book, master graffiti artist Scape Martinez shows how he does his thing, offering streetwise advice to help other "writers"

Overview

Once viewed as merely a blemish on the urban landscape, graffiti today has evolved into a legitimate art form in its own right, influencing entertainment, advertising, fashion and other creative industries worldwide.

In this unprecedented book, master graffiti artist Scape Martinez shows how he does his thing, offering streetwise advice to help other "writers" create maximum-impact, legally sanctioned work. Step by step, he lays out the philosophies and realities of the genre. From picking a "tag" and developing letterforms, to the logistics of prepping a wall and working a spray can in a painterly fashion, Graff will help you find your style and leave your mark—large and loud.

  • A breakdown of the fundamental elements of graffiti-style—letters, character, backgrounds—and how they work together and intermingle with arrows, symbols, quotes and tags
  • From paper to wall, a start-to-finish approach for creating graffiti in various styles
  • 5 on-site step-by-step demonstrations show the creation of various types of compositions, from throw ups to full-blown pieces
Complete with a glossary and a timeline tracing graffiti history, Graff is the bible for street artists looking to elevate their work, graphic designers wanting to expand their vocabulary, and anyone interested in giving their work an edgy, urban look.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600610714
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/20/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
645,030
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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