Title: Graffiti School
Subtitle: A Student Guide- With Teacher’s Manual
Author: Chris Ganter
Dimensions: 21.3 x 1.8 x 30.2 cm/ 8.4 x 0.7 x 11.9 inch.
Students: Do you want to learn to write graffiti? This is the book you need.
Find out how to:
– design your own letter style
– uses effects to create a unique tag
– create throw-ups
– include fills and motifs
– paint wildstyle, bubblestyle and blockbusters
– build up large burners
– handle a spray can
– get your work up safely and legally
Teachers: This is the book you need if you want to teach graffiti.
– plans for lessons on graffiti- theory and practice
– practical advice for staging safe, hands-on graffiti lessons
– guidance on marking student’s work
– resources covering the origins and cultural history of graffiti
– clear step-by-step explanations to suit stdents of all abilities
– exercises and solutions
Graffiti School: A comprehensive textbook on this once-demonized art form, featuring its history, lessons on making graffiti, and a teacher’s manual
Although the public perception of graffiti has changed radically over the last fifty years, few would have predicted that it would become the subject of this major new textbook.
Christoph Ganter covers the history of informal mark-making in the public realm, from the first unauthorized characters inscribed on the ancient walls of Egypt and Pompeii to nineteenth-century Vienna, where Joseph Kyselak established himself as the father of graffiti; from New York’s “Taki 183,” the first modern graffiti writer, to more recent developments brought about by the Hip Hop revolution. The effects of the 1980s films Beat Street, Wild Style, and StyleWars are examined, as is the influence graffiti experts on today’s subculture through books, magazines, and the Internet.
The practical elements of graffiti are considered in later chapters, which combine tips on handling a spray can, creating a unique tag, and getting work up safely and legally with step-by-step diagrams that show how to achieve effects such as bubblestyle, blockbusters, oneliners, and wildstyle. A teacher’s manual features sample plans for a single lesson as well as guidance on structuring a longer course.
300+ illustrations, 101 in color