Street Graphics New York (Street Graphics / Street Art)

Street Graphics New York (Street Graphics / Street Art)

by Barry Dawson (Author)

Synopsis

New York is the world capital of street graphics - a creative kaleidoscope of urban ephemera in the form of signs, symbols, graffiti, murals and advertising. Its innovative ideas, styles and mediums quickly become international. This volume documents the emotionally charged street imagery of the city post-September 11th. New York landmarks are represented in chic fashion advertising on iconic tourist souvenirs. Ethnic diversity is signified through a cultural smorgasbord of restaurant signs. Jazz Age vitality, brash 60s Pop Art, hip graffiti, stencil and sticker art - throughout, Barry Dawson portrays the energy and humanity of New York through visual themes that surprise, intrigue and amuse. Here is a sourcebook for designers, a quirky visitors' guide and a historical document of a time that changed New York, America and the world.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 05 May 2003

ISBN 10: 0500284059
ISBN 13: 9780500284056

Author Bio
Barry Dawson is the supreme global traveller, whose acute photographic eye has borne fruit in many publications, including Arts and Crafts of India and The Traditional Architecture of Indonesia.