Take It to the Streets:

BOOKS

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.

ZINES

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

ORGANIZATIONS

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.

WEB SITES

Looking for a cool stencil or sticker to download? Check out
these sites, which allow budding street artists to share ideas and
designs.

www.ekosystem.org

www.stencilarchive.org

www.stencilrevolution.com

www.stickit.nl

www.stickernation.net

www.woostercollective.com

Researched and compiled by Michelle Lee

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