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Street Sketchbook: Inside the Journals of International Street and Graffiti Artists

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With interest in graffiti and street art at a record high, the time is ripe for the first-ever volume to reveal the working methods and private fixations of more than 60 leading international street artists through their personal sketchbooks. Artists' sketchbooks offer exclusive access into the creative processtheir dog-eared, paint-splattered, sometimes crumbling pages ha ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Chronicle Books
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Nov 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-design

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Street Sketchbook takes a peek into the creative minds of over 60 street artists. These are not the street art you see on the walls, these are their doobles and ideas.

Each artist has a short introduction where they talk about their inspiration, how they started out and why they create art. With 60 artists, there are some pretty interesting stories, like how Elph wanted to be a bank robber in 1989 but took up graffiti instead.

On the scanned pages, we have pencil
Chelly here
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book i LOVE IT because it just defines who i wanna be when i grow up to a fantastic successful woman . so that way i can be just like my sister a successful woman who pays their own bills and rent i want to be just like that she doesn't need a man to pay any thing for her or do things for her when she can be as manly as a man to and do things the way she wants without criticism. this book has a powerful connection to me n my wonderful sister who i want to be like in the future so my sister ...more
Phillip Goodman
i cannot believe that i have had this book for over 4 months it is fantastic and i'm finally making a big inroad into it, and its a fantastic book too, stunning art, well written, though the full pages of writing are daunting, they're the equivalent of 4 pages, all in one go, which is of course the reason why its taken me so long, i can read 4 pages easily, but when they're all on the same page it's a slightly different beast, however that is the only bad thing i can say about this wonderful boo ...more
Zinzi Graham
Jul 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book. It's a great source of inspiration for artists suffering from creative block and offers a lesser seen look into the sketchbook pieces behind finished street art. I used to pick it up and flip through it every time I saw it in a book shop and recently finally got my own copy.
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: leaves, squids, stones
Recommended to Kate by: Ekta
Shelves: art-craft-design
Dem - Italy
Ekta - Sweden
Ericailcane - Italy
Erosie - Netherlands
Hello Monsters - Belgium
Hitnes - Italy: "Fine as a leaf, smooth as a squid, heavy as darkness, still as a stone."
Joska - Germany
Microbo - Italy
Zetka - Belgium
Zosen - Barcelona
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is where the real art is. I open this one every few months for ideas and inspiration. The artwork by almost all of the people in this book is amazing. Truly inspired.
Chris S
Dec 06, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arty
Inspiring. I bought a sketchbook and pencils and begun to draw again as a result of reading this book.
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books of all time. Must own for any illustrator. Many, many kinds of artworks.
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful source of inspiration ^_^
Nov 13, 2007 rated it it was amazing
The cover of the copy I bought was different but I'm assuming it's the same book. Really cool stuff! Ugh... I can add art books, right?
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