a firsthand survey of the most original graffiti scene to emerge in the
the startlingly distinctive achievements of the internationally renowned
twin-brother painters Os Gemeos to the visual powers of the ubiquitous
daredevil Pichadores, Brazil’s graffiti captivates with entirely
fresh ideas, techniques, and messages.Whether one’s taste is for
the extraordinary creative extremes generated amid urban deprivation or
for crafted murals at their most elaborate, Graffiti Brasil offers both
stunning photography and in-depth history and insight.
Brasil is the result of collaboration across three continents. Tristan
Manco is from England, and is the author of the best-selling Stencil Graffiti
and Street Logos. Caleb Neelon (SONIK) is an artist and writer from Boston,
who has been traveling to and painting in Brazil since 1997. Ignacio Aronovich
and Louise Chin are "Lost Art," and have for many years documented
the streets of Brazil from their home city of São Paulo. With graffiti
worldwide becoming more homogenized, this book is a reminder of the strengths
of creative independence and the rich fruits of cultural diversity.
by Thames and
Hudson ISBN 0-500-28574-8 · 91/8" x 85/8"
· 305 color illustrations · 128 pages
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