Stylish lettering has always been of great importance within the graffiti and street art movements. Over the last 25 years many artists have pushed the practice into a powerful stylized calligraphy. The Art of Writing Your name follows the arc of this movement from its earliest practitioners, like Chaz Bojorquez to more recent adopters, such as Usugrow, profiling 35 of the world’s hottest urban calligraphers along the way. Niels SHOW Meulman is a foundational artist in the movement, but others such as Cryptik, JonOne, L’Atlas, SABER, Faust, and Vincent Abadie Hafez also light the way. Graffiti fanatics, hand lettering fans, street art junkies, calligraphy lovers, and type enthusiasts all have something to learn from this fascinating tome. Christian Hundertmark, editor of the ongoing Art of Rebellion series co-authored The Art of Writing Your Name along with Patrick Hartl, creating a comprehensive sourcebook in the process.a.
This meticulously produced monograph on the prolific French stencil artist C215 collects some of the highlights from more than twenty years spent creating street art around the world. As he professes in the introduction, he only paints for himself and to bring happiness to others, not for advertising or monetary gain. His subjects are often the marginalized in society, such as homeless people, street kids and smokers, but also, animals such as cats and butterflies. He moves freely between austere black and white and a vibrant color palette that positively leaps off the wall and utilizes a variety of canvases, from doors and walls to trains and mailboxes. The gallery of his artwork contained within is conveniently arranged alphabetically by location or subject of the work. Includes one removable stencil.
L'art de C215 est de capter la lumière, la profondeur de l'humanité. C'est très difficile à réaliser au pochoir - son médium de prédilection - et rarement réussi. Cette technique a tendance en effet à aplatir les images et à les rendre statiques. Au contraire, C215 a développé un style d'illustration et de découpe qui révèle la personnalité profonde de ses sujets, leur apportant un éclairage impressionniste. Bien que sa technique soit méticuleuse, dans le sens le plus raffiné du terme, l'art de C215 transcende la forme pure et semble toucher l'essence même de l'âme humaine. C'est toujours un grand bonheur pour moi de croiser les œuvres de C215 dans la rue.
We are very excited to announce the newest Juxtapoz book! We have curated a new generation of painters who have excelled at photorealism and hyperrealism, but have taken the mediums and injected them with new styles, techniques, ideas and individual personality. The resulting work is beyond categorization. With growing viewership interested in these super-realistic modes the field of artists creating high fidelity renderings is at a high water mark. The selection of works focuses on talent and technique in the figurative realm.
Half a dozen works and a mini interview from each artist, including Dan Witz, Hilo Chen, Jonathon Veo, Diego Gravinese, Omar Ortiz, Jenny Morgan, Jenn Mann, Joel Rea, Alyssa Monks, Yigal Ozeri, Glennray Tutor, Ian Cumberland, Aaron Nagel, Lee Price, Taisuke Mohri and Dan Voinea brings this collection to life.
Walled City makes plain why large-scale outdoor paintings have become so widely admired and accepted. The level of talent, skill and execution has elevated the oversized mural in our collective consciousness. Featuring the best work of more than 40 artists from every corner of the planet, Walled City clearly shows that large scale murals have established themselves as a new pillar of urbanism. The installation processes are often as interesting as the paintings themselves. These intrepid artists deftly utilize paintbrushes, spray cans, stencils and wheat paste to install their work, often risking life and limb. Outdoor paintings and murals aren’t a new phenomenon, but their scale importance to contemporary visual culture is clearly on the rise.