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From being spray-painted onto walls and trains, to enjoying acclaim in galleries and museums, the graffiti movement has changed. Far from being viewed as mindless vandalism, graffiti, or urban street art, has become prized as a highly valued and socially relevant art form.
The book presents 38 of the most influential and pioneering urban artists from around the world who have driven this transformation, exploring their mediums, methods and backgrounds, and why they've chosen to challenge classical ideas of art to convey messages about urban culture. From well-known names such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Blek le Rat to superstars of the underground movement, these are artists who have moved far away from the cliched lettering and tags to develop individual styles that reflect and critique modern life.
Urban Art Legends is the perfect companion for anyone wanting to learn more about this vibrant, exciting and constantly evolving art form.$34.99$19.99
Modern Mark Making will spark the interest of the calligraphy novice by introducing a new approach to lettering, one that combines a lively combination of traditional lettering styles, fun and scripty modern styles, and artsy street-style lettering, along with project ideas that incorporate creative lettering.
The book demonstrates the uses of traditional and cutting edge lettering tools, from classic calligraphy pens to bling-producing metallic foils and glue pens. It introduces a wide array of lettering styles with complete alphabets sample artworks that show an application.
Fully stepped-out illustrations breakdown each letterform, taking the reader through each stroke. A large collection of gallery images that provide further inspiration for how to use creative lettering in artwork.$34.99$14.99
Join the craft beer phenomenon by learning to brew and bottle your own beer, brewed the way you like it and using only basic home brewing equipment.
Christopher Sidwa – head brewer and co-founder of wildly popular craft brewery Batch Brewing Co. – walks you through the entire process, from choosing the best ingredients to setting up your home brewery, a full guide to brewing techniques, even how to taste and assess your batch. There is no mistake Christopher hasn't made while brewing at home, so that you don't have to.
This lively handbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers all the advice you need to start brewing great beer.$39.99$19.99
Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns collects ground-breaking work from 50 of today's most talented designers who create patterns by hand and use them in their work in inventive and innovative ways.
From Deanne Cheuk's patterns that adorn current fashion to those of Robin Cameron that explore her interest in art to Garrett Morin's patterns that arose from an exercise for a character called Eloie, the examples in this book push the boundaries of the traditional concept of what a pattern is. The selected works are often not an end result but the beginning of something else, of something bigger and broader. While the computer is sometimes involved in the production of patterns, the hand-drawn element is always evident in the uniqueness of these works.
Featuring more than 250 vibrant and exciting patterns, Over and Over explores this magic on every single page and will inspire designers everywhere.$39.99$14.99
Inspired by tradition. Freed by creativity. This is Barbecue, American Style.Go beyond the traditional and get a taste of the new, authentic American barbecue.
Weber's American Barbecue is an exciting, hands-on exploration of how barbecue is evolving. Fresh, modern and totally original, this book tours some of the most interesting trends in barbecue today. Features include:
- Places of interest, local experts, and the history behind the recipes
- Over 120 innovative new recipes – from starters and main dishes, to sides and sauces
- Step-by-step instruction on the latest techniques with hundreds of photos to show you how to get the most from your barbecue
Scandinavian designer Lotta Jansdotter shows how easy it is to print on fabric and paper using stencils, rubber stamps, homemade screens, found objects and other easy techniques.
Beautiful photographs inspire while step-by-step instructions and illustrations explain the basics. Plus, Lotta's included ready-to-use stencil pages of her hand-drawn patterns so crafters can easily achieve her signature style.$39.99$14.99