February 1, 2008

Other Graffiti Coloring Book, Er, Colouring Book

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The Graffiti Coloring Book featured here last fall, which was put out by the Fakeproject Corporation of America, has its strengths. It provides eager young taggers with truck- and mailbox-shaped tabulae rasae on which to practice their craft.

But how does one learn the rich legacy of street art in the first place? Something's missing: and that something is you. Or 'U,' anyway. The Street Art Colouring Book [with a "u"] by William Warren is a tutorial verite of street art styles, created in situ around London by the VOP Crew, and then rendered in black & white outline so that your kid can add the final, colouring touches.

In addition to teaching the lettering basics from Throw-up to Wildstyle, crewmembers provide practical tips and inspiring, interpretive advice ["To get noticed, sometimes you have to paint right under peoples noses."]

Normally, I'd mention the price of this fine colouring book, but that'd be tacky, since my brother-in-law gave it to me for Christmas. I trust it's not excessive. [amazon.co.uk]

Previously: Graffiti Coloring Book

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I've been kicking myself for the past two weeks for not buying that book when I saw it in the shop at The Walker last time we were there. Hopefully they still have it next time we go.

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