This first-ever guide to focus solely on London street art proves that the city's graffiti culture is clearly thriving. Shot in a riot of color by press photographer Alex MacNaughton, "London Street Art" presents a broad spectrum of writers and graffiti artists from crews all over London, including Hoxton, Shoreditch, Camden, and Hackney. Providing a lasting record of the best artists on the London scene, it captures pieces that last only a matter of hours or days before they are removed. From vast free masterpieces on walls, quirky stencils on doorways and pavements, to subtle stickers, tags and signatures, "London Street Art" is as hilarious as it is political and showcases some of the most current, exciting and fresh urban art forms in the world.
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 120 x 170 mm
London Street Art book will satiate their craving for dirty, dark corners laced with rainbow colours.' Knowledge, September 2006
'Following on from their great book 'Graffiti NYC,' the publishers of Prestel demonstrate with 'London Street Art' that they've really got graffiti publications on lock. This is another great collection of images, in a nicely sized hardback format, showcasing many types of street art on a variety of surfaces throughout many locations of the UK.' Rapnews.co.uk, September 17, 2006
'Prestel is the award-winning leader in art, photography and design publishing. Their new pocket-sized Street Art series has seen press photographer Alex MacNaughton explore graffiti in Europe, documenting throw-ups and murals throughout Berlin and London.' Pimp Magazine, September 2006