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Street Logos

Tristan Manco

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An international celebration of developments in 21st-century graffiti


Graffiti art is constantly changing. Fresh coats of paint and newly pasted posters appear overnight in cities across the world. New artists, ideas and tactics displace faded images in a perpetual process of renewal and metamorphosis. From Stockholm to Tokyo, Barcelona to Los Angeles, Melbourne to Milan, wall spaces are a breeding ground for graphic and typographic forms as artists unleash their daily creations.

Current graffiti art is reflective of the world around it. Using new materials and techniques, its innovators are creating an original language of forms and images infused with contemporary graphic design and illustration. Fluent in branding and graphic imagery, they have been replacing tags with more personal logos and shifting from typographic to iconographic forms of communication. Subverted signs, spontaneous drawings, powerful symbols and curious characters represent an unstoppable worldwide outdoor gallery of free art.

Street Logos is a celebration of these developments in twenty-first-century graffiti, an essential sourcebook for all art and design professionals and a delight to everyone excited by the vitality of the streets.

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'The writing is on the wall for dull and unimaginative graffiti'
The Big Issue

'An essential source book for all art and design professionals'
Daily Telegraph

'Find out, once and for all, why there’s a toaster on your street corner'

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 22.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 128 pp

Illustrations: 485

Publication date: 29 March 2004

ISBN: 9780500284698

About the Author

Tristan Manco is a graphic designer based in Hove, England, and pioneering author of books on the graffiti and the international street art scenes. He has published multiple books with Thames and Hudson, including Street Logos, Graffiti Brasil, Street Sketchbook: Journeys, Big Art / Small Art and Make Your Mark.

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