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Street Craft

Guerrilla Gardening / Yarnbombing / Light Graffiti Street Sculpture / and More

Riikka Kuittinen

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A zippy and compact introduction to Street Craft, from guerrilla gardening to urban crochet

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Surprising, controversial and often simply beautiful, street craft is the next chapter in the story of street art - an explosion of creativity that is reclaiming and transforming urban space around the world.

• Tasha Lewis’s blue butterfly swarms bring beauty to derelict corners of New York.
• Spidertag intertwines sturdy rope and nails to construct abstract graffiti in Madrid.
• Mademoiselle Maurice’s origami and lace graffiti bring a light touch to the streets of Paris and Hong Kong and many more.

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'Frequently thought-provoking, often funny, and at all times non-threatening'

'Political, pretty, provocative'
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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 22.0 x 17.5 cm

Extent: 224 pp

Illustrations: 250

Publication date: 2 February 2015

ISBN: 9780500517840

Contents List

Introduction • A Common Name (United States) • Isaac Cordal (Spain) • Craftivist Collective (UK)• Seth Czaplewski (USA) • El Bocho (Germany) • Anna Garforth (UK) • GorillaLighting (Germany) • Ishknits (USA) • Mark Jenkins (USA) • Knitorious M.E.G. (USA) • Tasha Lewis (USA) • Luzinterruptus (Spain) • Mademoiselle Maurice (France) • Mentalgassi (Germany) • Miss Cross Stitch (Germany) • Mosstika (USA) • NeSpoon (Poland) • Olek (USA) • Pansy Project (UK) • Darren Pearson (USA) • The Pothole Gardener (UK) • R1 (South Africa) • Magda Sayeg (USA) • Secret Sculptor (UK) • Slinkachu (UK) • Spidertag (Spain) • Tejn (Denmark) • WD (Greece).

About the Author

Riikka Kuittinen is a freelance curator and writer. A contributing writer to the online journal Photomonitor, she curated the V&A show ‘Street Art: Contemporary Prints’ (2010–12), which toured the UK, with a version shown in Libya. She is the author of Street Art: Contemporary Prints, and contributed to Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, Modernism 1914–1939: Designing a New World and 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die.