A resource guide
Stencil Graffiti by Tristan Manco (Thames & Hudson, 2002) features profiles and photography of the premier stencil artists.
Street Logos by Tristan Manco (Thames & Hudson, 2004) travels to cities around the world -- Stockholm, Melbourne, Toyko -- to chart changes in 21st-century graffiti.
Insurgent Images: The AgitProp Murals of Mike Alewitz by Mike Alewitz and Paul Buhle (Monthly Review Press, 2002) depicts vivid mural artworks by Alewitz, one of the most prolific American labor muralists.
Stencil Pirates by Josh MacPhee (Soft Skull, 2004) takes on the historical and political context of stenciling and includes nearly 1,000 photographs.
Stickers: Stick 'Em Up by David Mike and Recchia Dorrian (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2002) covers the burgeoning international sticker scene.
Shepard Fairey: Post No Bills by Shepard Fairey (Gingko Press, 2002) highlights the work of a professionally trained graphic artist who does both raw street work and high-profile design for major corporate clients like Pepsi.
The Walls Are Alive A newsprint zine that both documents interesting graffiti and reveals how to beautify streets yourself -- and get away with it. Available through Crimethinc, Box 1963, Olympia, WA 98507; www.buyolympia.com/crimethinc
Stolen Sharpie Revolution A DIY resource guide, primarily about zines, that teaches handy street art techniques such as stenciling, silk screening, and block printing. Available through Microcosm Publishing, Box 14332, Portland, OR 97293; www.microcosmpublishing.com
The God Bless Graffiti Coalition, Inc. (www.counterproductiveindustries.com/gbgc) is a Chicago-based organization dedicated to reversing anti-graffiti policies and removing the stigma from street art.
Social and Public Arts Resource Center (www.sparcmurals.org) is a socially conscious arts organization that creates murals and other projects in Venice, California.
Billboard Liberation Front Creative Group (www.billboardliberation.com) has been 'improving' billboards since 1977.
Looking for a cool stencil or sticker to download? Check out these sites, which allow budding street artists to share ideas and designs.
-- Researched and compiled by Michelle Lee