- ISBN 9780500285749
- 22.00 x 23.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- With over 300 colour illustrations
- First published 2005
- See more books in theStreet Graphics / Street Art Series
‘Art that packs an emotional punch … a shining tribute to human determination to create beauty in the least likely places’ – Metro
‘A phalanx of exceptional image makers’ – State of Art
Brazil’s graffiti captivates with entirely fresh ideas, techniques and messages, from the startlingly distinctive achievements of the internationally renowned twin-brother painters Os Gemeos to the visual powers of the ubiquitous daredevil pichadores.
Whether one’s taste is for the extraordinary creative extremes generated amid urban deprivation or for crafted murals at their most elaborate, Graffiti Brasil offers both stunning photography and in-depth history and insight.
With graffiti worldwide becoming more homogenized, this book is a reminder of the strengths of creative independence and the rich fruits of cultural diversity.
Tristan Manco is author of the best-selling Stencil Graffiti and Street Logos and editor of Graffiti World, also published by Thames & Hudson. Ignacio Aronovich and Louise Chin (aka Lost Art) have been documenting the streets of Brazil from their home city of São Paulo for years. Caleb Neelon (aka Sonik) is an artist and writer from the USA, who has been travelling to and painting in Brazil since 1997.