French artist Patrick Commecy is based in Eyzin-Pinet, France, but travels all over the country to paint walls. Using the facade of buildings as his canvas, he captures the history and culture of the place through his art. Commecy uses trompe-l’œil, a technique where realistic looking scenes are used to create optical illusions.
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The Street Art Manual
by Bill Posters
The Street Art Manual is the world’s first book to combine practical advice and tactical guidance for creating 11 forms of street art in public space around the world.
Every type of street art is covered, including graffiti, stencilling, subvertising, large scale murals, wheat pasting, urban projections, aerial art, yarn bombing, guerrilla theatre, banner drops and projectiles. Each technique is illustrated with step-by-step drawings and straight forward advice about what you need and how to do it.
Written by award-winning artist, author and agitator Bill Posters, The Street Art Manual covers a diverse range of works by artists and collectives from across five continents, as well as legal information on Freedom of Expression, criminal damage and trespassing.
Arm yourself with the tips and knowledge that no other guide will give you and go out and reclaim the streets in the name of urban creativity.
About the authors
Over the last decade Bill Posters has worked alongside artists and activists to create some of the world’s largest unlawful street art projects via the Brandalism project. In 2019 his project ‘Spectre’, which included a deep-fake video based on Mark Zuckerberg, received huge global media acclaim.
Matt Bonner is a graphic artist, designer, and social justice campaigner. He works with campaigning groups and grassroots activists to use subversive art as a tool for progressive social change. In 2018 Matt designed the world-famous ‘Trump Baby’ blimp.
I love hand lettering typography design and today I share some of the amazing handmade lettering, calligraphy and typography designs for type lovers. All lettering and typography posters have motivational, inspirational quotes and thoughts that can give you strength and power to work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.
Lady Gaga called out Glamour for Photoshopping her cover image. France isn’t the first country to legislate on image editing in advertising (Israel did so in 2012), but it’s good to see more awareness on the issue.