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Spraycan Art (Street Graphics / Street Art) Paperback – 10 Aug 1987

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (10 Aug. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050027469X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500274699
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 0.6 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Spraycan Art is a great book. It has a bunch of nice pieces and shows how different graffiti styles evolved in different countries around the world. It does a pretty good job of covering the NY, LA, London and Paris scenes in the early 90s.
Nowhere that I've found will you find a better collection of Chrome Angelz pieces; find out what Seen did after Subway Art; and find out how LA found a style of its own.
That said, despite some great pieces and despite poring over every image in the past, this is a book of fading interest to me. The book lacks the historical significance and authenticity of Subway Art and doesn't have the same quality of pieces which can now be found recent graffiti magazines and books.
I'd recommend this book if you were interested in what happened to grafitti after New York spawned it.
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I bought this book in 1988 along with Subway Art which is another legend in the world of street art. I was just 17 at the time and still today this book inspires the imagination to compose original art. In particular, the Art dedicated to those who tragically died for the cause, sticks in my mind and nuff respect goes out to those train dodgers who still,today, spray on. If you're inspired by free minds, then look at this book, it will stimulate and dazzle you with it's style and colour.
Peace + Love DD
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This book does a great job in showing how graffiti evolved from the streets of America to the streets of Europe and beyond. It details how crews such as the chrome angelz brought their art across the pond to places like the Uk and France where distinctive styles are born and developed. It also features pictures of Massive Attacks 3D and junglist, Goldie both looking V youthful pre-recording deal days. Its a must have in every Graffitti writers library along with piece books, photo albums and fat caps.... I havent picked up a spray can in years but still leaf through every so often and am amazed at how good Mode 2 is. A+ read
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An excelent lookback on a time when graffiti was still king of the streets. Must be read at the same time you watch STYLE WARS...
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By A Customer on 7 May 2002
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This book contains hundreds of pictures from countries all over the world, during the graf boom to the early 90's. This book displays many dope styles and methods of some writers from the us to uk.
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It's hard to believe that it's been nearly 25 years since I used to carry this book everywhere with me. Myself and two friends developed our style from this and the subway art books.

I can't recommend these books enough for people that want to improve their work. From the two books alone you can watch a couple of artists work go from awful to fantastic in the space of a few years.

If you've got £20 spare, get this and Subway art, you won't regret it.
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This is the best old skool art work of the 70's and 80's. Before the law
started to realy crack down on Graffitti Art and Taging. So you have the
likes of Taki,73,blade,75,p.nut,king,76 and the 80's were..misty,airborne,shy 147,noc,Iz the wiz and seen just to name some of the greatest artest around and shown in this ammazing book. I learnt everything i know lol. Buy this to get to know the old skool way.
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By A Customer on 26 Oct. 2000
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Well safe,interesting and colourful for anyone into this topic.Interesting for anyone who likes art.5 stars dont do it justice.A must have.
Go.Buy.
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