Top 10 badass graffiti art books 2021 / 2022
Reading becomes really fun when you have a book in which you can dream away. We have composed this graffiti and street art top 10 book list to tell you everything about the tale of the street and graffiti! Maybe you want your kid to learn more about graffiti art for kids, or if you want to read more about the best Banksy book out there. We’ve got you covered
Below we composed a list of the best street art and graffiti books for you to read in 2021 and 2022.
In short the top 10 features:
- Subway Art (1984) – Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant
- The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti – Rafael Schacter
- Graffiti World – Nicholas Ganz
- Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art – Ethel Seno
- The Birth of Graffiti – Jon Naar
- Wall and Piece – Banksy
- Graffiti Woman: Graffiti and Street Art from Five Continents – Nicholas Ganz
- Obey: Supply & Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey – Shepard Fairey
- Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World – Claudia Walde
- Graffiti School: A Student Guide with Teacher’s Manual – Christoph Ganter
- 1. Subway Art (1984) – Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant
- Although thousands of writers write their names on any available surface in New York City, there are fairly few masterpieces such as those on the pages of this book. And they have got it right. They help you dive into the authors, finding the best place to light up the city. If you want to get a taste of illegal spraying on trains and subways this book will unveil the many challenges that artists need to overcome in order to achieve the goal of being visible on the toughest imaginable surface around the world.
- 2. The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti – Rafael Schacter
- So literally Rafael Schachter lived the life as he traveled to find the most important street artists, murals, schools and style writers of urban street art. Grouped in geographical order, you can find 100 of today’s greatest street artists from all over the world. Rafael Schacter has done excellent research with key examples and profiles of the artists to showcase graffiti in the bigger picture of street art.
- 3. Graffiti World – Nicholas Ganz
- If you’re searching for the ultimate book of graffiti, Graffiti World will be right in your path. It provides fascinating insights into the artistic revolution of the past 35 years but be aware: it’s perfect for art enthusiasts but it doesn’t provide enough specifics about the artists, sadly. It is a wonderful perusal of art around the world! A treat for those inclined towards aesthetics with a sense of adventure and rebelliousness.
- 4. Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art – Ethel Seno
- A must-have for lovers of urban art, enriched by strong texts and stunning images. The collection of artworks offers us a great panorama of contemporary art, which fills the world’s streets. It tracks the development of guerrilla art from its origins to its recent evolution. How key ideas, concepts and themes about urban art developed in a well documented way.
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