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Street Sketchbook

Tristan Manco


An unprecedented look at the sketchbooks of over 65 of the world's leading street and graffiti artists


Here is privileged access to the sketchbooks of some of the world’s leading street and graffiti artists. These are very private spaces, often reserved for a handful of friends. The book showcases an incredible diversity of working methods, innovative approaches and personal fixations, typographic explorations, alter egos, storyboards, mythological creatures, anatomical studies, architectural drawings and extreme doodling.

Over 65 artists worldwide are represented, including Banksy (UK), A. J. Purdy (USA), Eroné (France), Joska (Germany), Microbo (Italy), Laguna (Spain), Bfree (Holland), Ekta (Sweden), Neb (Belgium) and Zbiok (Poland). They work across different media, including illustration, painting, design and animation, but graffiti and street art are common links between many of them.

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'A treasure trove of experimental drawings, inventive doodles and personal musings'
Financial Times

'… the consistency and quality of the less well-known artists involved in this project are remarkable … will transport you to a world that is rarely seen. It is a delight to discover'
London News

'Stunning … razor-sharp … you can’t go wrong with this'

'A stunning source of creative inspiration'
Computer Arts

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Further Details


Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 29.7 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Publication date: 29 October 2007

ISBN: 9780500513620

Contents List

Introduction: Why Sketchbooks? • Inside • Outside • List of Websites

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.