Graffiti Cookbook


Graffiti Cookbook: A Guide to Techniques and Materials by Björn Almqvist, Torkel Sjöstrand and Tobias Barenthin Lindblad

A rich source of inspiration for anyone interested in do-it-yourself culture. Graffiti Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today’s most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and a dozen of interviews with some of the world’s most famous artists the authors show how graffiti is made. From spray techniques and hand styles to tools and style analysis, Graffiti Cookbook takes us on a trip around the world in the search of the tricks and trades of graffiti writers. After hundreds of books filled with pictures of graffiti published in the last few years finally one is showing how the artists work. Graffiti Cookbook is filled with tips and examples of how to create your own piece, tag and throw up. These techniques can be used on all kinds of materials, textile, glass, metal, concrete or wood. Graffiti Cookbook gives an unique insight in the alternative art world and is a rich inspiration source for those interested in do-it-yourself-culture. Swet, Jurne, Mad C, Egs and Chob are some of the featured artists in the book.



The Narrative

As fiction continues to evolve authors are pushing the boundaries of the genre in creative ways.  YA books have taken lives of their own, especially evident in these novels in verse, poetic prose picks, and diary-format entries.

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A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Ghosting by Edith Pattou

Skraelings by Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

Gabi: A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero 

Like Water on Stone by Dana Walrath

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