The Street Art Manual: A Guide To Hacking The City 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.
Written by award winning artist and agitator Bill Posters, The Street Art Manual covers graffiti, stenciling, 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. With a diverse range of works by artists and collectives from across five continents, The Street Art Manual brings together tried and tested methods to reveal how to hack urban space, access and infiltrate different parts of the city safely, and get away without getting busted.
This illicit and tactical handbook delves into the history of street art and explores how artists and activists from both the past and present have created art in public space to overcome everyday struggles and fight for climate and racial justice, refugee solidarity, democracy, LGBTQI+ rights, and for an end to racism, corporate power, corruption, species extinction and hate.
Bill Posters is an award-winning artist, author and agitator and co-founder of Brandalism. Over the last decade he has worked alongside artists and activists to create some of the world’s largest unlawful street art projects. In 2019 his project ‘Spectre’, which included a deep fake video of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, received huge global media acclaim.
The Street Art Manual is released globally on 3rd September in English, Spanish, German, French and Czech language editions and is published by Laurence King Publishing.