Stencil Graffiti

Stencil Graffiti

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by Tristan Manco
     
 
City streets abound with billboards, posters, and corporate advertising that almost invite a subversive response ...and increasingly are getting one. Many of today's graffiti artists have adopted the stencil and spray can, and are using the street as a giant creative forum for their arresting artwork. "The image," says San Diego artist Shepard Fairey, "is integrated

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City streets abound with billboards, posters, and corporate advertising that almost invite a subversive response ...and increasingly are getting one. Many of today's graffiti artists have adopted the stencil and spray can, and are using the street as a giant creative forum for their arresting artwork. "The image," says San Diego artist Shepard Fairey, "is integrated with the texture of the street." This book showcases the work of the originators, the innovators, and the new generation who, as UK artist Nylon puts it, are "breathing life into derelict spaces." Stencil graffiti is beginning to filter off the street too, as artists are inspired to use stencils on canvas, clothing, and metal. Tristan Manco has chosen over 400 of the most visually exuberant, subtle, and creative examples of the genre from cities all over the world. With subject matter ranging from the political to the poetic, from the funky to the frankly curious, stencil graffiti is graphic innovation on an international scale. Inspirational in form and content, this book is an essential record for everyone with an interest in design or in contemporary urban culture. 405 illustrations, 400 in color.

Author Biography: A graphic artist working in the music and television industries, Tristan Manco is the director of Tijuana Design, based in Bristol, England. Over the last fifteen years, originally inspired by Parisian stencil graffiti, he has been documenting walls worldwide.

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Publishers Weekly
By now a familiar sight on city streets, Stencil Graffiti gets a tribute in this book showcasing the work of the most prominent and important stencil artists working today. Author and U.K.-based graphic artist Tristan Manco gives a brief history of the form (whose origins he traces to the political street stencils of Fascist Italy and other Southern European and Latin American movements), then spotlights artists like Thomas Baumg rtel, whose signature bananas decorate surfaces all over Cologne; Miss-Tic, creator of sultry female figures ubiquitous in Paris; British parodist Bansky, who got his start in "the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s" and other, mostly European talents. (Apr. 29) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500283424
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.43(d)

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Stencil Graffiti 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think that book it's really impressing and worth checking out.it gave so much inspiration.really solid collection of good stencils and information.