We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name "You" their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's daychange their mood or their mindand maybe even change the world in the process!
The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity bookfull of step-by-step exercises, cut-out projects, sticker ideas, and morehas both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercisesleaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalkto the more involvedmaking a "wish tree," guerilla gardening, or making your own stencilsThe Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.
|Publisher:||Princeton Architectural Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 7.37(h) x 1.12(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Keri Smith is an author and illustrator turned guerilla artist. She is the author of several books including Living Out Loud and Tear Up This Book and the creator of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts over ten thousand readers daily.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loosen Up and Have Some Fun! I’ve seen and appreciated guerilla art, but never before did I feel so compelled to partake in this awesome exercise of freedom! This book is filled with fun projects to perform on your own or with your friends. I really appreciate the low-key and refreshing approach of this book – it’s motivating without being forceful or too ‘in your face.’ Keri Smith leads you into the world of guerilla art and opens your mind to why it’s important and revolutionary. This is a great gift, especially if you or the recipient needs to loosen up and think outside the box about something. I love for example the superhero exercise for its smart and fun perspective on how guerilla art is an empowering mode of communicating ideas that you value. By following her advice, you will discover that random acts of guerilla-art as kindness help make the change you want to see in the world. This makes me happy, which I think has valuable therapeutic affects on the body.
This book is very fun, easy, and inspiring. A must for the creative spirit!