The author who has spotted the greatest talents in urban art in a string of bestselling publications brings us another mould-breaking worldwide selection. Tristan Manco is an author, art consultant and graphic designer based in Bath in the UK. He currently teaches BA (Hons) Illustration at the Plymouth College of Art. He is the author or editor of many books on graffiti and street art, including Stencil Graffiti and Street Sketchbook, both published by Thames & Hudson.
Make Your Mark
540 illustrations 31.0 x 26.0cm 256pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292181 April £24.95
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Make Your Mark introduces the work of 45 artists who are extraordinarily diverse but united by one basic principle: their art is completely fresh, original and the epitome of creativity. They adopt a wide range of practices, including not only street art and new interpretations of the form but also studio-based work that has an ‘urban’ edge. The names – 44flavours from Germany, Bault from France, Morcky from Italy, Ricardo Cavolo from Spain, Zio Ziegler from the USA, Fuco Ueda from Japan, Raymond Lemstra from the Netherlands, João Ruas from Brazil and many others – all show exceptional talent, distinctiveness and courage in their approach to their work. Divided into three thematic chapters – ‘Draw’, ‘Paint’ and ‘Make’ – this book focuses not only on the handmade and the hand-drawn but also the unusual techniques and unconventional approaches to the media used. The work is experimental and multifaceted – involving painting, illustration, sculpture, installation, mural art, tattoo art, cartoons, animation, textile art, and sometimes all of these things in one go – and many of the artists could be equally at home in any one of these categories. Make Your Mark is an inspirational guide for practitioners, students and fans as well as anyone in commercial branding and communications not frightened by integrity.
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