The Street Art Manual is the world’s first book to combine tactical guidance with practical advice on creating street art in public spaces. Eleven forms of street art are covered, from graffiti, to light projections, stenciling, subvertising, large scale murals, wheat pasting and aerial art, with each technique illustrated with step-by-step drawings.
This illicit and tactical handbook delves into the history of street art to bring to the fore artworks that will inspire a new generation of artists to take to the streets in the current age of social and environmental upheaval.
The artists, crews and collectives featured in this book work create art that is socially, environmentally and as a result politically engaged. The artworks rise above the individual artist(s) – they are all ‘bigger than self’. They have been selected because their works are giving something back to society, something more than just beauty. In addition, a great number of these artists have taken huge personal risks to share their creative visions and poetic forms of resistance around the world. Some operate in countries where freedom of expression is heavily repressed, and the serious risks they face from the state or police should not be underestimated. To aid in protecting artists as they create art in the streets, a global legal advice section is also included.
The Street Art Manual is best seen, not as a rule book for creating art in the streets, but as a guide, as a provocation for finding – through contact with the public – new visions for the social, cultural, environmental and political possibilities of life.
Available globally in English, French, Spanish and German language editions from Book Depository and independent bookshops around the world (alson 0n Amazon).