There has recently been a sharp increase in cases where corporations have been sued by street and graffiti artists because their artworks had been used and exploited without the artists’ authorisation, for example in advertising campaigns, as backdrops in promotional videos, or as decorating elements of products. This trend shows and confirms that these forms of art are vulnerable. They are actually more exposed to unauthorised exploitation (and destruction as well) than works of fine art, because they are placed in the public eye.
Protecting Art in the Street explains, with words and images, how copyright laws apply to street art and graffiti, and how they can be of help to creators within these artistic communities. Knowledge about these issues does matter. There has recently been a spike in legal actions or complaints against corporations and individuals that have tried to exploit commercially street artworks without the artists’ consent; and more importantly without sharing with them any profit. Also, legal actions have been brought by street artists to fight destruction of their pieces.
By adopting a simple language, Protecting Art in the Street constitutes an easy-to-understand guide aimed at navigating street artists and graffiti writers through otherwise difficult and intricate legal issues concerning the protection of their artistic outputs.
Size: 13 x 21 cm
Publisher: Dokument Press
Author: Enrico Bonadio
„The idea of style and competing for the best style is the key to all forms of rockin‘.“ – Style Wars, 1983.
Are subcultures, like graffiti, floating free in their own space, or are they connected to the rest of society? In Forms of Rockin’, graffiti styles for the first time are connected to graphic design and other popular culture expressions such as music, fashion, photography, industrial design and movies. Anssi Arte analyses some of the most powerful visual symbols of the 1970s, 80s and 90s and compares design, display typefaces and graffiti styles. The visual styles of James Brown, Blade Runner, the Memphis group and grunge music all appear together with classic fonts and graffiti writers.
The clear yet analytical narrative and carefully crafted visualizations make it appealing to both graphic design aficionados as well as graffiti enthusiasts. But Forms of Rockin’ is more than that. This is a must for everybody interested in contemporary popular culture and design history.
Forms of Rockin‘ traces and defines the stylistic conventions in graffiti letterforms that have become iconic and globally acknowledged ideals. From the early New York tags to the mid-1990s ugly-fresh styles of Scandinavia, Forms of Rockin’ tells the story of how popular culture and graffiti styles influences each other.
Anssi Arte (b. 1981) is a Helsinki-based graphic designer specialized in visual identities and brand architecture. He has a formal (MA) education in graphic design from the Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Besides graphic design he is a graffiti enthusiast since childhood, specialized in studying and practising the traditional European and Scandinavian letterforms and aesthetics.
Size: 22,5 x 21,5 x 1,8 cm
Publisher: Dokument Press
Author: Anssi Arte
Graffiti, Tags, Throwups, Blockbuster, Wildstyles – die Begriffsvielfalt ist so bunt wie die Handschriften der Künstler. Mit »Graffiti School« liegt nun der ultimative Überblick zu allen Fragen rund um die Kunst aus der Spraydose vor. Auch wenn die Meinungen, ob das kunstvoll oder eher kriminell ist, häufig noch auseinandergehen, hat zumindest der Markt längst entschieden und honoriert die Arbeiten von Aktivisten wie Banksy oder Blek le Rat ebenso hoch wie die anderer zeitgenössischer Künstler.
»Graffiti School« liefert in diesem Diskurs neben einem kurzen Überblick über die Anfänge der Graffitikunst vor allem jede Menge praktische Anleitungen und Basiswissen: von der Zusammensetzung, Handhabung und Pflege der Graffiti-Ausrüstung bis zur illustrierten Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung für Gestaltungselemente und Techniken. Zahlreiche Bildbeispiele von Graffiti aus aller Welt ergänzen dieses Manual. Der Autor Christoph „Jeroo“ Ganter kann dabei auf seine eigene Erfahrung als Graffitikünstler zurückgreifen.
300 farbige Abbildungen
Size: 21 x 29,7 cm (DIN A4 Portrait)
Author: Christoph Ganter
A lot has happened since the release of Vienna Murals´s first book.
An introduction to more than 100 additional artworks all over Vienna.
Over 100 pages, A5 landscape format, soft cover. In English. With maps and photos of murals in Vienna, including background infos, who certain artworks were painted by, when, and also who curated them and info about interesting galleries, festivals, agencies, curators etc that all make our city more vibrant and colourful.
Go out and explore the city yourself.
VOLUME 2 acts as an appendix that can be used alone or together with VOLUME 1 – showcasing artworks that were not included in any of Vienna Murals´s books before.
Size: 21 x 14,8 cm (DIN A5 Landscape)
Author: Thomas Grötschnig