• (un)sanctioned
    (un)sanctioned
    ISBN: 9781908211330
    Title: (un)sanctioned
    Author: PARK LUNA

    For the last ten years city librarian Luna Park has been cataloging the art to be found on NYC streets. She quickly learned that for those that pay attention, the street can provide as much of an arts education as a museum. Ever since the City banished graffiti from the subway trains, it's streets have developed into a vast playground for a complex culture, made up of distinct communities, each with their own hierarchies, values and sets of rules. This book is the culmination of a decade of obsessively keeping up with NYC graffiti and street art, a time period which saw a seismic shift in the public perception and acceptance of the artform. The public space within which artists operate is fluid and new boundaries are being pushed every day. The streets are teeming with a vast spectrum of (un)sanctioned art, running the gamut from quick, illegal handstyles to full-blown production murals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • 100 Years of Tattoos
    100 Years of Tattoos
    ISBN: 9781780674766
    Title: 100 Years of Tattoos
    Author: MCCOMB DAVID

    Over the past century, tattoos have emerged from the underground. From body art's early association with sailors, convicts and side-show acts to the current adoption of tattoo culture amongst celebrities and the mainstream via the tattoo renaissance of the 1970s, this book reveals the entire history.
    Combining a wealth of visual material from across the many cultures and sub-cultures we associate with tattoos, including fashion, music and art, with examples of some of the most exquisite tattoos ever inked, the book shows over 400 photographs, many published for the first time.
    This is a unique examination of the tattoo as a form of personal expression and an intriguing visual guide to the social and stylistic changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This visual history will appeal to anyone with an interest in body art and social history, and to anyone planning a tattoo.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • 1000 Tattoo Sourcebook Designs for Body Decoration
    1000 Tattoo Sourcebook Designs for Body Decoration
    ISBN: 9781780975436
    Title: 1000 Tattoo Sourcebook Designs for Body Decoration
    Author: WILLETT MALCOLM

    Approaching the world of tattoo art from the perspective of design, this book offers basic instruction on designing a tattoo. Along with health and safety tips, it is includes chapters that are organized by theme, from intricate Celtic knotwork patterns and geometric tribal art to old-school flowers, skulls and hearts to the magical and monstrous.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 1000 Tattoos
    1000 Tattoos
    ISBN: 9783836549929
    Title: 1000 Tattoos
    Author: RIEMSCHNEIDER BURKHARD (ED); SCHIFFMACHER HENK

    Wearable art. An exploration of tattoos past and present
    Whether you're thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out. This special edition of 1000 Tattoos explores the history of the art worldwide via designs and photos-from 19th century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies of the 20s to classic biker designs-giving a fascinating insight into the art of tattooing.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 1000 Tattoos
    1000 Tattoos
    ISBN: 9783822841075
    Title: 1000 Tattoos
    Author: SCHIFFMACHER HENRIK

    Whether you're thinking of getting a tattoo or just want to see to what lengths others have gone in decorating their bodies, this is the book to check out. A co-production with the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, this book explores the history of the art worldwide via designs and photos -- from 19th century engravings to tribal body art, from circus ladies of the 20s to classic biker designs -- giving a fascinating insight into the art of tattooing. Thick, softbound, color and b&w. This low-priced special edition has been issued in honor of Taschen's 25th anniversary.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Anchor
    Anchor
    ISBN: 9789491394058
    Title: Anchor
    Author: SCHIFFMACHER HENRIK

    Literally a metal device that prevents a ship or boat from drifting, the anchor came to represent a sailor’s last resort in stormy weather, a symbol of well-grounded hope. In early Christianity, hope was an anchor for the soul, as Christ was an anchor in life. The anchor was a synonym for steadfastness, strength, tranquility, and faithfulness: all these qualities help us to weather the storms of life.

    This is the fourth volume in a series of publications dealing with major themes in tattoo art. They feature a superb selection of images covering the art and history of Western electric tattooing that are hand picked from the Schiffmacher Collection. These high quality, collectible publications elaborate on themes that can be admired, will inspire and educate, and be a source of tattoo motifs and designs.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Art by Tattooists
    Art by Tattooists
    ISBN: 9781780670188
    Title: Art by Tattooists
    Author: WATERHOUSE JO

    The book features 26 international artists who use a variety of media, from ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, and oil to lino printing, painting on wood and board, and even examples of tattoo-style skateboard graphics. Many of the artists are heavily influenced by the imagery they use as tattooists—roses, hearts, skulls, scrolls, birds, pin-ups, etc.—and carry this into their personal work. Other work features colors, themes, or subject matter that is more subtly related to tattooing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Art in the Streets
    Art in the Streets
    ISBN: 9780847836482
    Title: Art in the Streets
    Author: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART LA

    The first large-scale American museum exhibition to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally. Graffiti has been a form of public communication and identification since ancient times. In its contemporary manifestation, it has redefined the urban landscape and influenced generations of artists. This landmark exhibition traces the birth and dissemination of styles through ""writers"" and street artists around the worldincluding Jean-Michel Basquiat, Blu, Martha Cooper, Shepard Fairey, Stelios Faitakis, Futura, Phil Frost, Os Gemeos, Keith Haring, Todd James (REAS), Margaret Kilgallen, Lady Pink, Barry McGee (Twist), Steve Powers (ESPO), Lee Quinones, Retna, Kenny Scharf, Swoon, and Ed Templeton, among many othersfocusing on New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as well as international locations. Highlighting the connection between graffiti and street art and other vibrant subcultures, such as those that developed around Hip Hop in the Bronx and skateboarding in Southern California, Art in the Streets explores parallel movements in dance and music. A selection of new works created for the show is presented alongside the historical survey of approximately 30 of the most important artists seminal to the genre. The exhibition is curated by MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, working with a curatorial advisory committee that includes Charlie Ahearn, Roger Gastman, Carlo McCormick, and Aaron Rose.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Art of D*face: One Man & His Dog
    Art of D*face: One Man & His Dog
    ISBN: 9781780672779
    Title: Art of D*face: One Man & His Dog
    Author: D*FACE

    D*Face has been a leading figure in urban art for well over a decade. A contemporary of Banksy, he is at the forefront of the urban art movement and has had a constant presence throughout its meteoric rise into popular culture. This long-awaited monograph shows the development of his career as an artist to date, encompassing his continuing street work and the path that led him from the early beginnings of the street art genre to multiple sell-out solo exhibitions around the world. Containing previously unseen images of his working processes and studio as well as firsthand anecdotes and the stories behind his extraordinary work, the book provides an insider's view of one of Britains most important urban artists. D*Face is one of Britain's leading newbrow artists, and damn if he isn't as sharp and clever - if not quite as surreptitious - as Banksy (and sharper and cleverer by half than Damien Hirst). - Peter Frank, Los Angeles Art Critic, 2011

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Bang Bang: My Life in Ink
    Bang Bang: My Life in Ink
    ISBN: 9780062382221
    Title: Bang Bang: My Life in Ink
    Author: BANG BANG


    "I always bring Bang Bang in for my most special tattoos-the ones my touring team and I get at the end of a tour to commemorate another successful journey together. Each time, he's created the definitive symbol of that era of my life."-KATY PERRY


    "Bang Bang opened my eyes to art that I was originally too scared or nervous to do. He's passionate about who he tats on and there's a memory with each one. I love his authenticity and passion, and of course his skill of delicate design." -RITA ORA


    "Bang Bang is the only tattoo artist I trust to put art onto my body." -VANESSA& HUDGENS


    "Bang Bang is someone who has inspired me to look at tattoos as more than spur-of-the-moment, impulsive ideas, but as meaningful and precious pieces of art that I will take to my grave with me. He's helped me to really value what I ink into my skin and how to make it worthy of being a part of me forever. His work is beyond incredible." -DEMI& LOVATO



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Banksy in New York
    Banksy in New York
    ISBN: 9780990643715
    Title: Banksy in New York
    Author: MOCK RAY

    Photographer Ray Mock takes you along on his exciting hunt for new Banksy work during the famous "Better Out Than In" project in his new book Banksy In New York. This personal narrative offers a day-by-day account of Banksy's first New York residency, chronicling works that include "Sirens of the Lambs" and the Central Park stand at which original works by Banksy were sold for only $60. Mock's work captures not only Banksy's artwork but the reactions of the public and media frenzies that often accompanied it, giving fans a direct window into the frenetic scavenger hunt that took over New York City in October 2013. Banksy In New York offers a closer look at Banksy's witty and irreverent art and the varied responses it received, while lending insight into the artist's sharp social commentary. This book is a must-have for those new to the scene and Banksy fanatics alike.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 1 a Collection of Graffiti Locations & Photographs in London England
    Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 1 a Collection of Graffiti Locations & Photographs in London England
    ISBN: 9781604863208
    Title: Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 1 a Collection of Graffiti Locations & Photographs in London England
    Author: BULL MARTIN

    In three guided tours, Martin Bull documents 65 London street installations by guerilla art icon Banksy. While newspapers and magazines the world over send their critics to review the latest Damien Hirst show at the Tate Modern, Bull is out taking photos of the legendary political artist's work. This collection of provocative and intriguing examples of street art boasts gorgeous color photos and includes graffiti by many of Banksy's peers, such as Eine, Faile, El Chivo, Arofish, Cept, Space Invader, Blek Le Rat, D*face, and Shepherd Fairey. Volume one of this new edition includes updated locations and an additional 25 photos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 2 a Collection of Graffiti Locations & Photographs from Around the Uk
    Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 2 a Collection of Graffiti Locations & Photographs from Around the Uk
    ISBN: 9781604863307
    Title: Banksy Locations & Tours Vol 2 a Collection of Graffiti Locations & Photographs from Around the Uk
    Author: BULL MARTIN

    Following the runaway success of the original edition, this unique book collects the rest of Banksy's graffiti from the last five years. With more than 100 different locations highlighted and color photographs of Banksy's street art, this is a thoroughly up-to-date catalog of his most recent work. Also included with the photographs are trivia regarding each location, a full walking tour of the remaining work in Banksy's native Bristol, and snippets of graffiti by several other artists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Banksy You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It
    Banksy You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It
    ISBN: 9781908211309
    Title: Banksy You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About It
    Author: GARY SHOVE; PATRICK POTTER (TEXT BY); BANKSY

    Updated Edition: More Pages More Pics More words Includes Banksy's October 2013 NY residency 'Better Out Than In'and updated to include Banksy's new work, the 2015 edition of Banksy You Are features the controversial Cheltenham Spies piece as well as Girl with a Pearl Earring, Art Buff and the spectacular Mobile Lovers which appeared outside Bristol Boys Boxing Club. The single best collection of photography of Banksy s street work that has ever been assembled for print. If that isn t enough there are some words too. Much to the chagrin of art schools everywhere, it is likely that Banksy will be the best remembered artist of post-millennial-depression Britain. His capacity to grab attention and deliver a message, often with a punch line or hidden layer of meaning would have landed him a great job in an advertising agency. Madison Avenue s loss is our gain. If you ve never heard of Banksy, this book is all you ll ever need to read to be able to engage in pub table debates about the man and the legend. When Banksy started out painting the political landscape was bleak. Fortunately now, it s ten times worse. So as Banksy s cheerfully aggressive political work grows ever more relevant we take a stab at presenting his art in the context of the era he was responding to, looking at the issues his work was about. This book seeks to concentrate on his iconic imagery spanning the past decade, from Los Angeles to Lewisham (and everywhere inbetween), including many images never before seen. However, make no mistake; this is not a dull history book or dim-witted collection of mediocre fan snaps. This book is designed to ignite, provoke and inspire you - and is a work of art in itself."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Banksy: Myths & Legends Another Collection of the Unbelievable & the Incredible
    Banksy: Myths & Legends Another Collection of the Unbelievable & the Incredible
    ISBN: 9781908211316
    Title: Banksy: Myths & Legends Another Collection of the Unbelievable & the Incredible
    Author: LEVERTON MARC

    No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Culture to bring a collection of the best of these stories together. Since then the Banksy juggernaut has continued to roll on spewing out sharp satire, unintentional furores, blatant profiteering, and many more myths and legends. Plus the odd bit of art. For many, the smoke and mirrors that surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century s most important living artist. The first edition contained 58 Banksy stories, many of which have been subsequently verified as being bona fide. Others have remained slightly more tenuous. The second edition takes the same approach. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves. Marc Leverton is a freelance writer based in Bristol, England. Bristol is Banksy s reputed hometown where he still continues to set tongues wagging, as the recent shenanigans over Mobile Lovers proved. The writer collects the stories from contacts and friends in the city and Banksy fans worldwide. The small black book format is an homage to Banksy s own first books, which are now out of print. Both Volume One and Volume Two reproduce high quality images of Banksy s street work and other items of interest to Banksy fans.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Banksy: the Man Behind the Wall
    Banksy: the Man Behind the Wall
    ISBN: 9781781310342
    Title: Banksy: the Man Behind the Wall
    Author: ELLSWORTH-JONES WILL

    For someone who shuns the limelight by concealing his real name, never showing his face and never giving interviews except by email, Banksy is remarkably famous. Such is the commercial value of his work that people have hacked an entire wall off a building because it bears an example of his art. But who is this man; how did he become what he is now; what makes him tick? How far can we get to know and understand someone who goes to such lengths to keep his distance from us? Now, in the first attempt to tell the full story of Banksys life and career, Will Ellsworth-Jones piecestogether a picture of the world in which he operates.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Banksy: You are an Acceptable Level of Threat & If You Were Not You Would Know About It
    Banksy: You are an Acceptable Level of Threat & If You Were Not You Would Know About It
    ISBN: 9781908211088
    Title: Banksy: You are an Acceptable Level of Threat & If You Were Not You Would Know About It
    Author: BANKSY

    The single best collection of photographs of Banksy's street work. Period. It concentrates on this singular artist's iconic imagery, spanning the late '90s up until the end of 2011. The locations are from around the world, and many images have never been seen before.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Berliner Mauerbilder : the Berlin Wall Book
    Berliner Mauerbilder : the Berlin Wall Book
    ISBN: 9783894797195
    Title: Berliner Mauerbilder : the Berlin Wall Book
    Author: WALDENBURG HERMANN

    Painters and graffiti artists from all over the world used the grey concrete of the Berlin Wall, that stretched for miles and divided a city, as a canvas to visually record their impressions of the underlying political and social culture it represented; thus the Wall became iconic, representing the voice of a generation in the 1980s. Today, more than 20 years after the re-unification of the city, only a few sections of the Wall have been preserved, and just as much of the powerful and emotive graffiti, it is now a thing of the past. This book documents the art of the Wall - over 70 of the most fascinating, creative, colourful, uninhibited and provocative works of graffiti produced - photographed by the artist and designer Hermann Waldenburg between 1984 and 1990.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Blek Le Rat
    Blek Le Rat
    ISBN: 9780500501009
    Title: Blek Le Rat
    Author: MCGREGOR KEN

    Blek Le Rat is known worldwide for the quirky ideas and radical politics he has brought to his art form - stencilled images reproduced in colour, traces Blek Le Rat's entire carer to date. This book provides a detailed biography of the artist and traces the extension of his art to the works on paper and canvas now exhibited in art galleries throughout the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $110.00
    $110.00
  • Bodies of Subversion a Secret History of Women and Tattoo
    Bodies of Subversion a Secret History of Women and Tattoo
    ISBN: 9781576876138
    Title: Bodies of Subversion a Secret History of Women and Tattoo
    Author: MIFFLIN MARGOT

    Bodies of Subversionwas the first history of women's tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book to chronicle the history of both tattooed women and women tattooists. As the primary reference source on the subject, it contains information from the original edition, including documentation of:

    •Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed.
    •Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill's mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist.
    •Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship.
    •The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties.
    •Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics.

    The book contains 50 new photos and FULL COLOR images throughout including newly discovered work by Britain's first female tattooist, Jessie Knight; Janis Joplin's wrist tattoo; and tattooed pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. In addition, the updated 3rd edition boasts a sleek design and new chapters documenting recent changes to the timeline of female tattooing, including a section on: celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, the most famous tattooist, male or female, in the world; the impact of reality shows on women's tattoo culture; and, therapeutic uses of tattooing for women leaving gangs, prisons, or situations of domestic abuse.

    As of 2012, tattooed women outnumber men for the first time in American history, makingBodies of Subversionmore relevant than ever.

    "InBodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It's an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history."
    —Barbara Kruger, artist

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Bodies of Subversion: a Secret History of Women & Tattoo, Third Edition
    Bodies of Subversion: a Secret History of Women & Tattoo, Third Edition
    ISBN: 9781576876664
    Title: Bodies of Subversion: a Secret History of Women & Tattoo, Third Edition
    Author: MIFFLIN MARGOT

    "Bodies of Subversion" was the first history of womens tattoo art when it was released in 1997, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back to the nineteenth-century and including many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Newly revised and expanded, it remains the only book to chronicle the history of both tattooed women and women tattooists. As the primary reference source on the subject, it contains information from the original edition, including documentation of:
    -Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed.
    -Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchills mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist.
    -Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship.
    -The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties.
    -Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics.
    The book contains 50 new photos and FULL COLOR images throughout including newly discovered work by Britains first female tattooist, Jessie Knight; Janis Joplins wrist tattoo; and tattooed pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. In addition, the updated 3rd edition boasts a sleek design and new chapters documenting recent changes to the timeline of female tattooing, including a section on: celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, the most famous tattooist, male or female, in the world; the impact of reality shows on womens tattoo culture; and, therapeutic uses of tattooing for women leaving gangs, prisons, or situations of domestic abuse.
    As of 2012, tattooed women outnumber men for the first time in American history, making "Bodies of Subversion" more relevant than ever.
    "In "Bodies of Subversion," Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. Its an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history."
    --Barbara Kruger, artist

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Burn After Reading
    Burn After Reading
    ISBN: 9781908211064
    Title: Burn After Reading
    Author: ROMANYWG

    Legal or illegal frafitti. It's sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly, but given time it can be breathtaking in it's skill of execution. 'Burn After Reading' is the end result of a unique meeting of styles. When high end professional photography meets cutting edge graffiti.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Concrete Canvas: How Street Art Is Changing the Way Our Cities Look
    Concrete Canvas: How Street Art Is Changing the Way Our Cities Look
    ISBN: 9781844037827
    Title: Concrete Canvas: How Street Art Is Changing the Way Our Cities Look
    Author: BOFKIN LEE


    What happens when you look at graffiti and street art as unlimited art forms instead of urban phenomena? Concrete Canvas does just that; investigating the media the artists work with, the canvases they work on, the themes that arise through their work, and the way their art redefines the spaces in which it is set.


    Concrete Canvas is filled with stunning photos of works from new and exciting artists, as well as established names, including Ron English, Phlegm, Daim, Invader and more. It examines how the curation of public space is affecting our cities and moving art into the future.


    Global Street Art is the largest online archive of street art photography. Here, its founder Lee Bofkin shares some of his best stories of documenting street art, which variously feature big guns, massive dogs and lots of abandoned buildings.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Convict Tattoos: Marked Men & Women of Australia
    Convict Tattoos: Marked Men & Women of Australia
    ISBN: 9781925240399
    Title: Convict Tattoos: Marked Men & Women of Australia
    Author: BARNARD SIMON

    At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of the nineteenth century. Each convict's details, including their tattoos, were recorded when they disembarked, providing an extensive physical account of Australia's convict men and women. Simon Barnard has meticulously combed through those records to reveal a rich pictorial history. Convict Tattoos explores various aspects of tattooing:from the symbolism of tattoo motifs to inking methods, from their use as means of identification and control to expressions of individualism and defiance:providing a fascinating glimpse of the lives of the people behind the records.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Covert to Overt: the Underground Art of Shephard Fairey
    Covert to Overt: the Underground Art of Shephard Fairey
    ISBN: 9780847846214
    Title: Covert to Overt: the Underground Art of Shephard Fairey
    Author: FAIREY SHEPARD

    The seminal artist s recent art and poster works, and his triumphant return to his street-art roots with murals, all in work never before published. Shepard Fairey rose out of the skateboarding scene, creating his Andre the Giant Has a Posse sticker campaign in the late 80s, and has since achieved a mainstream recognition that most street artists never find. Fairey s Hope poster, created during Obama s 2008 presidential campaign, is arguably the most iconic American image since Uncle Sam. Fairey has become a pop-culture icon himself, though he has remained true to his street-art roots. "OBEY: Covert to Overt "showcases his most recent evolution from works on paper to grander art installations, cross-cultural artworks, and music/art collaborations. The book also includes his ubiquitous streetwear and chronicles his return to public artworks. His signature blend of politics, street culture, and art makes Fairey unlike any other subculture/street artist working today.
    This book showcases the significant amount of art he has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Decorated Skin a World Survey of Body Art
    Decorated Skin a World Survey of Body Art
    ISBN: 9780500283288
    Title: Decorated Skin a World Survey of Body Art
    Author: GRONING KARL

    Since earliest times, humans have decorated their skin in endless ways and for fascinating reasons. Laden with cultural messages and imbued with aesthetic experience, body decoration is the ultimate form of self-expression in which the artists create for themselves a "second skin" as a testimony to the society in which they live, as a mirror of their own individuality, and as a reflection of the supernatural. This unrivaled collection of striking photographs traces more than ten thousand years of cultural history ”from the body painting of stone-age peoples to the self-inflicted piercing of punks and the enduring image of the carnival clown in modern industrial society ”illustrating an art form that is finding new relevance in the world of today. To set the plates in context, a distinguished team of art historians, ethnologists, and archaeologists has provided enlightening commentaries that document the development of an extraordinary spectrum of body painting, tattooing, and scarring techniques.

    Originally published in hardcover under the title Body Decoration: A World Survey of Body Art.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Desperately Seeking Banksy
    Desperately Seeking Banksy
    ISBN: 9781742235967
    Title: Desperately Seeking Banksy
    Author: TAPIES XAVIER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Disposable: a History of Skateboard Art
    Disposable: a History of Skateboard Art
    ISBN: 9781584232643
    Title: Disposable: a History of Skateboard Art
    Author: CLIVER SEAN

    Long time skateboard artist Sean Cliver has put together this staggering survey of over 1000 skateboard graphics from the early 80s to the start of the 00s, creating an indispensable insiders history as he did so. Alongside his own history, Sean has assembled a wealth of recollections and stories from prominent artists and skateboarders such as Andy Howell, Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Steve Caballero, and Tony Hawk. The end result is a fascinating historical account of art in the skateboard subculture, as told by those directly involved with shaping its legendary creative face. Now, 10 years after its first printing, the graphics and stories within are as provocative as they day they were first conceived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art Creating Masterful Tattoo Art from Start to Finish
    Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art Creating Masterful Tattoo Art from Start to Finish
    ISBN: 9781440328879
    Title: Drawing & Designing Tattoo Art Creating Masterful Tattoo Art from Start to Finish
    Author: BUCHANAN FIP

    Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist

    Tattooing is an art form like no other . . . indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design. In these pages, you ll learn the practical considerations of placement, flow, and color choice, as well as the art of conceptualizing the kind of powerful, personal, out-of-the-ordinary designs worthy of being on a body for life. You ll even find inspiration for taking the look of tattoo art off -skin and into the realm of graphic design.

    • Nine step-by-step demos reveal the author s creative process, from initial consultation and concept to finished tattoo
    • Covers popular subjects (snakes, dragons, portraits, hearts, roses and more) along with discussion of the symbolism behind them
    • Features a chapter that explores tattoo styles applied to graphic art
    • A gallery showcases the diverse styles of nine additional top tattooartists
    Whether you aspire to join the profession, are a graphic designer looking to expand your portfolio, or simply have a passion for tattoos, this bookoffers a rare inside look at the cutting-edge world of tattoo art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Flash from the Bowery Classic American Tattoos, 1900-1950
    Flash from the Bowery Classic American Tattoos, 1900-1950
    ISBN: 9780764339288
    Title: Flash from the Bowery Classic American Tattoos, 1900-1950
    Author: WHITE CLIFF

    Classic American Tattoos 19001950. Between these pages are images of the original acetate rubbings from Charlie Wagners turn of the 20th century tattoo shop, The Black Eye Barbershop, in the Bowery at Chatham Square in New York. The imagery of this classic flash preserves the origins of American tattoos, when tattoo art was transferred to the client from these templates via an acetate stencil.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $305.00
    $305.00
  • Flip the Script: a Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers
    Flip the Script: a Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers
    ISBN: 9781584234609
    Title: Flip the Script: a Guidebook for Aspiring Vandals & Typographers
    Author: ACKER EMMA

    Distinctive hand style lettering is an essential skill for artists and designers. Deftly executed hand crafted letter forms are a nearly forgotten art in an age of endless free fonts. Graffiti is one of the last reservoirs of highly refined, well practiced penmanship.The most reviled and persecuted form of Graffiti, the Tag, is seldom appreciated for the raw beauty of its skeletal letter forms. In Flip the Script, author Christian Acker has systematically analyzed the best graffiti hand styles, contextualizing the work of graffiti writers from around the United States. Acker presents the various lettering samples in a clean organized format, giving the material a proper, formal treatment evoking classic typography books.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Forever: the New Tattoo
    Forever: the New Tattoo
    ISBN: 9783899554427
    Title: Forever: the New Tattoo
    Author: KLANTEN ROBERT

    Tattoos, which were once an exclusively underground phenomenon, now have mass appeal. This evolution from sub-culture to mainstream has brought fresh ideas, tensions, and shifts with it, and traditionalists and innovators have staked out very different positions. Over the last few years, new influences from the realms of art, fashion, traditional tattoo art, and visual culture have given rise to a dynamic tattoo scene--a new underground. This cutting-edge tattoo culture is as innovative, diverse, inspiring, and controversial as the motifs it creates. One of the most striking facets of this new tattoo scene is its interaction with high fashion and art. The internationally successful artists Scott Campbell or Usugrow, to name just two high-profile examples, began their careers as tattoo artists. Forever breaks the mold of standard tattoo books and their typical displays of flesh. This publication is an in-depth investigation of current developments in contemporary tattoo culture. It introduces key innovators and presents a broad range of styles and approaches. Quality photos and insightful texts document the new self-image of a rapidly expanding and extremely creative scene.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $93.00
    $93.00
  • Geek Ink: The World's Smartest Tattoos for Rebels, Nerds, Scientists, & Intellectuals
    Geek Ink: The World's Smartest Tattoos for Rebels, Nerds, Scientists, & Intellectuals
    ISBN: 9781631064586
    Title: Geek Ink: The World's Smartest Tattoos for Rebels, Nerds, Scientists, & Intellectuals
    Author: PAGANI EMANUELE

    Exhibiting cutting-edge designs from the most sought-after and acclaimed contemporary tattoo artists worldwide, Geek Ink presents magnificent ideas for tattoos on themes from science fiction and fantasy, as well as a wide range of topics across science, mathematics, literature, and philosophy.

    With commentary from creators of the Inkstinct project--which connects people with the finest tattoo art from 380,000 studios worldwide and has an Instagram fan base of more than 1 million--as well as interviews with world-renowned masters like Eva Krbdk (460K followers), David Cote (232K followers), and Thomas Eckeard (169K followers), this is the definitive tattoo inspiration sourcebook for hipsters, bookworms, scientists, academics, engineers, and, of course, geeks

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Ghosts of Ellis Island
    Ghosts of Ellis Island
    ISBN: 9788862083959
    Title: Ghosts of Ellis Island
    Author: SPIEGELMAN ART

    In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. About ten percent of the millions of migrants who passed through Ellis Island, having been deemed not healthy enough to enter the United States, spent some time in the hospital. For "Unframed-Ellis Island," documented in "The Ghosts of Ellis Island," JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital's patients and staff and wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed frame, patients staring out of the caged "psychopathic" ward. The work, which is accessible by guided tour, will remain up "until it decides to disappear." Along with images of JR's photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island's immigrants.
    JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. His ongoing project "Unframed" involves installing archival images and images from anonymous photographers in new contexts. JR has carried out "Unframed" projects in Marseille, São Paulo, Vevey, Atlanta, Baden Baden and Washington, DC. In 2014 he worked inside the theater of the NYC Ballet creating a 6,500-square-foot composite image of NYCB dancers depicted nearly life-size that, when seen from above, forms a giant eye. JR won the TED Prize for 2011.
    Art Spiegelman (born 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate based in New York City, best known for his graphic novel "Maus (1991). His work as coeditor on the comics magazines "Arcade" and "Raw" has been influential, and he spent a decade as contributing artist for "The New Yorker" where he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Giant: Eternal
    Giant: Eternal
    ISBN: 9781584235026
    Title: Giant: Eternal
    Author: GASTMAN ROGER & LESAGE MICHAEL

    International icon of black ink, artist Michael (GIANT) LeSage incorporates a broad swath of influences and skills in the creation of a singular, unmistakable aesthetic. In his latest and most complete monograph, the reader will enjoy photos of perfectly executed tattoos, page after page of LeSage's inscrutable tattoo flash, hand lettering nonpareil, and tons of drawings, graffiti pieces and action shots. Big in tattoo and cycling circles.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Go Big or Go Home Taking Risks in Life, Love, & Tattooing
    Go Big or Go Home Taking Risks in Life, Love, & Tattooing
    ISBN: 9780062339041
    Title: Go Big or Go Home Taking Risks in Life, Love, & Tattooing
    Author: VON D KAT

    With passion and unflinching honesty, renowned tattoo artist and New York Times bestselling author Kat Von D chronicles her journey to develop greater personal strength by taking bigger risks in life, love, and her art in this stunning illustrated book.

    In Go Big or Go Home, her most intensely personal work yet, Kat Von D raises the expository and tattoo bar as she writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes, and failures, and shares how she has dealt with them-for better or worse. In seven thematic essays, she addresses issues close to her heart-individuality, strength, creativity, independence, presence, wisdom, and altruism-and draws on engaging and inspiring stories from her own life and those of her clients throughout each section.

    Aligned with this focus on risk taking, making bold moves, and taking responsibility for her actions is Kat's decision to create only large-scale tattoos especially for this book. Each tattoo represents a two-fold commitment: one from Kat as an artist, and the other from the client, for whom the tattoo almost always represents a significant event or a visible manifestation of his or her evolving inner self.

    Filled with Kat's sketches, handwriting, and specially commissioned photographs of tattoos-both in process and complete-Go Big or Go Home features a range of astounding work on both regular citizens and the many celebrities who seek her out, including songwriter Linda Perry, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, actor Ewan McGregor, rapper Game, and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

    Above all, this special book captures the candor, compassion, and enormous talent of an artist beloved by millions worldwide.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, & Tattooing
    Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, & Tattooing
    ISBN: 9780062108135
    Title: Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, & Tattooing
    Author: VON D KAT


    Renowned tattoo artist, author of New York Times bestsellers High Voltage Tattoos and The Tattoo Chronicles, and star of LA Ink, Kat Von D raises the bar with her most intimate work yet: Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing.


    Kat has always been a risk-taker in her day-to-day life, her creative work, and in love. In Go Big or Go Home, she writes candidly about her greatest desires, fears, successes and failures, and shares how she has dealt with them. In seven thematic essays, Kat addresses issues close to her heart-such as individuality, independence, and altruism-and draws upon her own experiences and those of her many clients.


    Filled with color photographs of incredible large-scale tattoos that embody faith and strength, commitment and honesty, as well as sketches and personal notes, Go Big or Go Home presents a range of Kat Von D's astounding work on regular citizens, as well as the many celebrities who seek her out her artistry.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Good Luck
    Good Luck
    ISBN: 9789491394041
    Title: Good Luck
    Author: SCHIFFMACHER HENRIK

    Good Luck tattoos are frequently worn by those who really need them: people you would not always call winners. Dice, eight-balls clover leafs, playing-cards, horse shoes: we use all of these symbols to appeal to lucky forces. And if they don’t help, at least you can say: you can’t win if you don’t play.

    This is the second volume in a series of publications dealing with major themes in tattoo art. They feature a superb selection of images covering the art and history of Western electric tattooing that are hand picked from the Schiffmacher Collection. These high quality, collectible publications elaborate on themes that can be admired, will inspire and educate, and be a source of tattoo motifs and designs.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    ISBN: 9780473221225
    Title: Graf/ak Dedicated to the Graffiti Artists of Auckland
    Author: MUNRO FRASER

    graf/AK contains over 350 full colour photographs by New Zealand photographer Fraser Munro. Munro's captivating photography documents the constant evolution of Auckland's world-renowned graffiti walls and our city's internationally-admired innovative graf style.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Graffbook the Graffiti Sketchbook
    Graffbook the Graffiti Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9781908211255
    Title: Graffbook the Graffiti Sketchbook

    Unleash your inner graffiti writer all over blank walls, trains, subways, freighters and and sticker outlines. This beautiful black book includes 168 pages of fresh clean walls to bomb, tag and throw up on, 120 of which are uncoated art paper and 48 matte coated.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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