Showcases more than three decades of street art in San Francisco's Mission District, combining elements of Mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, and graffiti.
Genre: Art, Editor: Harry N. Abrams, Pages: 304 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0810996359


San Francisco's vibrant street art scene exists in areas off the city's well-worn tourist paths. The alleyways and hidden side streets of the Haight, the Tenderloin, and especially the Mission district's Clarion Alley offer unexpected treats to visitors lucky enough to stumble upon them. For more than five years, photographer Steve Rotman has obsessively documented this scene as it evolved on walls, sidewalks, billboards, fences, doors, and other public spaces. Culled from thousands of images, the result is a collection of work that attests to the artists' personal and stylistic diversity, from Mars1's robotic depictions of alternate universes which reflect the local counterculture spirit, to Neck Face's whimsically ghoulish creatures that serve as a testament to entrepreneurial hipsterdom, to Bigfoot's friendly green primates inspired by the area's rich graffiti culture. San Francisco's charm as an international destination also causes foreign artists to contribute to the street dialogueBrazilian duo Os Gemeos, Londoner D*Face and German painter Dome have all graced the city's walls with their unique points of view. An enterprising photographer, Rotman has forged relationships with many of these often-reclusive artists, allowing him access to some of the lesser-known corners of the street art world.
Genre: Art, Editor: Prestel Pub, Pages: 91 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UCSD:31822037325925



Genre: Art, Editor: Last Gasp of San Francisco, Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: PSU:000023624559


"A beautiful coffee table book celebrating the Maestrapeace Mural that adorns San Francisco Mission District's Women's Building, in time for the 25th anniversary of the mural in 2019"--
Genre: Art, Editor: Heyday Books, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1597144835


Documents the San Francisco Bay Area's contemporary street-art scene, showcasing the innovative art against the Northern California landscape and including dozens of artist profiles.
Genre: Art, Editor: Mark Batty Pub, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1935613324


DIVAn authoritative guide to the most significant artists, schools, and styles of street art and graffiti around the world/div
Genre: Art, Editor: Yale University Press, Pages: 399 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780300199420


An insider's guide to discovering the world's best urban art. From amazing wall murals to Banksy's stencils and Invader's mosaics, we showcase 140 creative hotspots across 42 cities and tell you how to find them, as well as introduce pioneering artists and interview those who shaped the movement.
Genre: Art, Editor: Lonely Planet, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781787010888


Craig Costello, aka KR, grew up in Queens, New York, where graffiti was part of the landscape and a symbol of the city. While living in San Francisco, he quickly garnered attention when his signature "KR" tag popped up throughout the city. As he became one of the more prominent figures on the streets on NYC and San Francisco, he began to hone his craft by creating better tools launching his own line of homemade markers and mops, combining his moniker KR with the word INK. In KRINK: GRAFFITI, ART, AND INVENTION, Costello has compiled a visual memoir: from his early days of the '80s and '90s and launch with the hip New York City retailer Alife, which put his brand on the map, to his evolution as an artist and high-fashion collaborator. The book showcases Costello's seminal style and his extensive body of work, including site specific installations around the world. It also chronicles his myriad collaborations with Alife, Nike, Coach, Moncler, Modernica, Marc Jacobs, Levi Strauss & Co., Mini (BMW), Casio, Smith Optics, Carhartt, Kidrobot, Medicom Toy, agn├Ęs b., and Colette, among many others. Today, Costello's reach and influence goes far beyond urban street culture. Krink has grown exponentially into a global artist materials brand with expanding collections of apparel, tools, and accessories, while Costello's unique aesthetic can be seen on objects from sneakers to luxury goods to cars. KRINK is both stylish and informative, capturing the ethos of punk and hip-hop culture, and is sure to appeal to the fans of high/low cultural crossovers, as well as die-hard fans of street art and fashion.
Genre: Art, Editor: Rizzoli Publications, Pages: 240 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780847867936


Stay Up! Los Angeles Street Art is an investigation of the global phenomenon of street art. Told from the perspective of artists working in Los Angeles, it offers a new vantage point for understanding an art form that is widely popular yet has been the subject of speculation and much uncertainty. Questions whether street art is the next major art movement or if it a simply a trend and the differences between graffiti and street art are explored. A number of counterintuitive themes plague street art but that does not stop the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this engaging and exciting art form. Street art has exploded as a creative outlet and progressed from a counter culture movement based in graffiti in previous decades to a legitimate business platform in design, fashion, film, publishing, and art. The author explores the uniqueness of L.A. along with some of the successes and pitfalls these creative artists encounter. The major themes presented will familiarize the reader with the street art scene in L.A. and add new meaning to this creative capital.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Cameron, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1937359344


Street Art.
Genre: Education, Editor: Eight Books Ltd, Pages: 144 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780955432217