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Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World (Paperback)

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“Each contributor has a distinct skill that refutes the mainstream view of graffiti artists as mere vandals.” —New York Times

Classic graffiti lettering and experimental typographical forms lie at the heart of street culture and have long inspired designers in many different fields. But graffiti

artists, who tend to paint the same letters of their tag again and again, rarely design complete alphabets.

Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from thirty countries to show the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. All of the artists have roots in graffiti. Some are world renowned such as 123 Klan (Canada), Faith47 (South Africa), and Hera (Germany); others are lesser known or only now starting to emerge.

Each artist received the same instructions: design all twenty- six letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them, and the results encompass not just street art but sketches, sculpture, digital art, and photography.

About the Author

Claudia Walde, also known as MadC, is a graffiti and street artist. Her previous books are Sticker City and Mural XXL.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500294291
ISBN-10: 0500294291
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: May 15th, 2018
Pages: 320
Language: English