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A Modern Menace?,
By A Customer
This review is from: Stencil Graffiti (Street Graphics / Street Art) (Paperback)
I found this book a pleaseure to read and something I could be proud to own. The book contains examples of stencil art from around the world, although a lot seems to be from within the UK - some of the work has a political message, some comments on society in general, but a lot of it is just good fun (like artist Thomas Baumgartel who sprays whole walls with images of bananas).
There is a brief introduction into the history of stencil art and stencil graffiti, then the book is separated into chapters each focusing on different artists, groups or themes (ie.faces, figures, ccartoons, tribal art etc). Each chapter has a few paragraphs of explanitory text which is actually worth reading, unlike some other design books I've read.
A lovely book to look at but even better if you actually read it!