Art & Technique of Graffiti" is evidence
of the artistic heights graffiti has achieved. Once
viewed as merely a blemish on the urban landscape,
graffiti art has evolved into a legitimate art form
in its own dimension, influencing the worlds of entertainment,
advertising, fashion, and fine art.
book presents a detailed guide on how to create graffiti
art as narrated by Scape Martinez. Each element of
graffiti style is presented in sequence, with successive
images showing the development and variations of forms
and styles. GRAFF brings together the ideas on a more
advanced level in a series of works depicted at succeeding
stages of creation. Along with tips and directions
on preparation, method, design, color, and execution.
Step by step, he lays out the philosophies and realities
of the genre.
From choosing a name
and learning to "tag", on through to developing
your letterforms, to the logistics of prepping a wall
and working a spray can in an expressive, painterly
fashion, Graff will help you discover your style and
leave your mark.
Get walked through
the breakdown of fundamental elements of graffiti-style.
Learn about letters, characters, backgrounds, and how
they all work together. Understand how arrows, symbols,
quotes, and tags all intermingle from paper to wall
to create a piece. Also see from start-to-finish the
approach for creating graffiti in various styles with
five on-site step-by-step demonstrations showing the
creation of various types of pieces, from throw ups
to full-blown pieces.
The publisher has matched
the book's richly artistic content in the design and
layout, including a world history of wall art, painting,
spray painting, and graffiti found scattered among
the inset boxes. There is also a glossary for the uninitiated.
Graff is the bible
for street artists looking to elevate their work, or
graphic designers wanting to expand their vocabulary,
or anyone interested in giving their work an edgy,