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The Urban Traveller's Sketchbook (Street Graphics / Street Art) [Hardcover]

King Adz , Hush
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5 May 2009 Street Graphics / Street Art
The street is the urban artists shop window, an endless source of ideas and inspiration. This informal sketchbook will help the reader harness and record this inspiration, and help them on their way to creating their own brand of art take it with you on your travels and record the sights, the sounds, the smells of the city you are visiting. This is the perfect gift for anyone inspired by the energy and originality of the street.


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (5 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500514674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500514672
  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 19.4 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 734,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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King Adz is an author and creative/director who specializes in the creation and documentation of Youth Culture. He has traveled constantly for the last 15 years examining global youth talent and sub-cultures and been lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and interesting people around.

He roams the globe to touch, taste and experience what's happening on the ground, documenting his findings in book projects like The Urban Cookbook (Creative Recipes for the Graffiti Generation) and Street Knowledge (An A to Z of Urban Culture). Whether he's going underground in Tel Aviv or discovering new sounds in Rwanda, Adz uses his little black book and unwavering honesty to expose the biggest players and break-out names in the world of creativity, street culture, food, travel and beyond.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Traps for the unwary.. 18 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover
Good for price, of course this is just a blank sketchbook.
It may sound obvious, but when bought in conjunction with other artists' sketchbook compilations or the King Adz cook-book, one might assume it was a little more than bound blank pages with a funky cover.
All good tho, I needed one of these anyway!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good if you're doing pencil or marker 15 May 2013
Format:Hardcover
I love this sketchbook, honestly, the best for my kind of style too where I like lots of pencil line, colours, markers, pens. It's great for all of those. Alcohol markers (eg. Sharpies, Promarkers, Alpha, Copics) bleeds a little bit through the pages but that's easily fixable. Just have a piece of paper under the page you're working on. Usually you'd a need specialised paper to prevent marker bleed but this sketchbook does a pretty good job on its own. The strokes never get blurred at the edges and remain sharp which is awesome. The paper easily picks up pencil as well and rubs out without marking the page. The only media that it isn't too good with though is water colour which I learned the hard way but you know, messy is beautiful. ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on 6 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover
The book is of really good quality paper and allows you to rub out pencil sketches prior to final drawings
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