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The Stencil Graffiti Handbook

Tristan Manco


An up-to-date selection of authentic stencil graffiti art from the new generation of street artists and provocateurs

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Attention artists, activists, designers, typographers, provocateurs and all rebellious spirits! This is not just a practical handbook for making stencil art, but a guide to an artistic path. Street-art expert Tristan Manco and the more than 100 artists in this book invite you to experience the absolute freedom stencils give them to create, to imagine, to make mistakes and to change the world.

In an unprecedented age of protest when so many people have something to say – about political upheaval, environmental crises, social inequalities or just to demand beauty in the world – stencil art bursts the bubble of complacency and gets the message out there, quickly and as many times as necessary.

You will find:

• Stencil skills from the best – artists’ tips and tricks, peeks inside the studio and work in progress

• Previously unpublished stencil work from around the world – Buenos Aires to Paris to Melbourne and beyond

• Extracts from the Manual de Stencil, a DIY stencil zine produced by the Instituto Bogotano de Corte (Bogotá Institute of Cut)

• Profiles of the most exciting up-and-coming stencil artists of the next generation as well as influential stencil masters

• Mini-tours through the city streets of eight stencil hotspots

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with Jacket

Size: 23.0 x 17.5 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Illustrations: 430

Publication date: 18 June 2020

ISBN: 9780500022856

Contents List

1. Basics • 2. Advanced Techniques • 3. Activism • 4. Themes • 5. Streets • 6. Studios 7. Resources

About the Author

Tristan Manco’s books include Stencil Graffiti; Street Logos; Graffiti Brasil; Street Sketchbook; and Street Sketchbook: Journeys. He has also explored the world of ‘Urban Art’ in titles such as Raw + Material = Art; Big Art, Small Art; and Make Your Mark. Manco leads workshops on street art practices, and is a regular lecturer at schools and colleges as well as being a sought-after consultant and speaker at street art conferences.