Bibliography of
Street Art &
Millennial Culture


Publication

Ai, Weiwei, and Anthony Pins. Ai Weiwei, Spatial Matters: Art, Architecture, Activism. London: Tate Publishing, 2014.

Antliff, Allan. "Anarchism and Art: Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins." Contemporary Political Theory 17, no. S4 (2017): 209-11. doi:10.1057/s41296-017-0168-1.

Austin, Joe. Taking the Train How Graffiti Art Became an Urban Crisis in New York City. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Bates, Lindsay. Boming, Tagging, Writing: An Analysis of the Significance of Graffiti and Street Art. 2014.

Brighenti, Andrea Mubi. "At the Wall: Graffiti Writers, Urban Territoriality, and the Public Domain." Space and Culture 13, no. 3 (2010): 315-32.

"British Journal of Aesthetics Volume 54 2014." The British Journal of Aesthetics 55, no. 1 (2015): 131-34.

Calle, Román De La. El Arte Necesita De La Palabra. Valencia: Institució Alfonso El Magnànim, Diputació De València, 2008.

Chaffee, Lyman G. Political Protest and Street Art: Popular Tools for Democratization in Hispanic Countries. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Chaffee, Lyman G. Political Protest and Street Art: Popular Tools for Democratization in Hispanic Countries. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Dong, Liu, and Mustapha Haruna. "The Practice of Urban Renewal Based on Creative Industry: Experience from the Huangjueping Creative Industries in Chongqing - China." Journal of Sustainable Development 5, no. 5 (2012).

Fekner, John. World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti. Aurum Press, 2017.

Ferrell, Jeff. "Graffiti and Tagging." Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice.

Ferrell, Jeff. Crimes of Style: Urban Graffiti and the Politics of Criminality. Boston, Ma: Northeastern Univ. Press, 2004.

Fotsch, Paul Mason. Watching the Traffic Go by Transportation and Isolation in Urban America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.

Fusaro, Edwige Comoy. "Compte Rendu. Ulrich Blanché, Banksy. Urban Art in a Material World." Cahiers De Narratologie, no. 30 (2016).

Ganz, Nicholas. Graffiti World: Street Art Aus Fünf Kontinenten. Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, 2005.

Geyh, Paula E. "From Cities of Things to Cities of Signs Urban Spaces and Urban Subjects InSister CarrieandManhattan Transfer." Twentieth-Century Literature 52, no. 4 (2006): 413-42.

Graffiti and Street Art: Reading, Writing and Representing the City. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2018.

Hundertmark, Christian. The Art of Rebellion: World of Streetart. Corte Madera, CA: Gingko Press, 2003.

Hénaff, Marcel, and Tracy B. Strong. Public Space and Democracy. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2001.

Inge, M. Thomas., and Dennis Hall. Handbook of American Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Kessler, Mark D. "The Licit and Illicit Vandalizing of San Francisco’s Early Garages." Change Over Time 5, no. 1 (2015): 96-118.

Kontos, Louis, and David Brotherton. Encyclopedia of Gangs. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Lanctot, Brendan. "Graffiti and the Poetics of Politics in Rosass Argentina (1829-1852)." Hispanic Review 78, no. 1 (2009): 49-70. doi:10.1353/hir.0.0094.

Latorre, Guisela. Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.

Lennon, John. "Assembling a Revolution: Graffiti, Cairo and the Arab Spring." Cultural Studies Review 20, no. 1 (2014).

Lewisohn, Cedar, and Henry Chalfant. Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution. London: Tate Publishing, 2009.

Manco, Tristan. Street Sketchbook: Inside the Journals of International Street and Graffiti Artists. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2007.

MATTERN, MARK. ANARCHISM AND ART: Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins. Place of Publication Not Identified: State UNIV OF NEW YORK PR, 2017.

McCormick, Carlo, Marc Schiller, and Sara Schiller. Trespass: Une Histoire De Lart Urbain Illicite. Köln: Taschen, 2015.

Miller, Kim, and Brenda Schmahmann. Public Art in South Africa: Bronze Warriors and Plastic Presidents. Bloomington, IN, USA: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Muncie, John. Youth and Crime. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2015.

Naar, Jon, and Norman Mailer. The Faith of Graffiti. New York: Icon!t, 2009.

Nash, George, and Christopher Chippendale. European Landscapes of Rock-art. London: Routledge, 2002.

Obrien, Martin. "Book Review: Empire of Scrounge: Inside the Urban Underground of Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking and Street Scavenging." Theoretical Criminology 11, no. 1 (2007): 133-37.

Peden, Alexander J. The Graffiti of Pharaonic Egypt: Scope and Roles of Informal Writings, C. 3100-332 B.C. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Phillips, Susan A. Wallbangin: Graffiti and Gangs in L.A. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2002.

Potter, Patrick, and Gary Shove. Untitled: Street Art in the Counter Culture. Darlington: Pro-Actif Communications, 2011.

Rahn, Janice. Painting without Permission Hip-hop Graffiti Subculture. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2002.

Sanders, Bill. "Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City." 2004.

Toenjes, Ashley, and Kam Shapiro. This Wall Speaks: Graffiti and the Location of Transnational Space in Palestine. Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 2014.

Vanderwood, Paul J., and Lyman G. Chaffee. "Political Protest and Street Art: Popular Tools for Democratization in Hispanic Countries." The Hispanic American Historical Review 74, no. 4 (1994): 695.

Young, Alison. "Judging the Image." 2004.

Young, Alison. Street Art, Public City: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014.


Graffiti, Street Art, and Urban Creativity Scientific Journal

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Pyramyd Editions

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The Journal of Hip Hop Studies

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Journal


Art on the Streets”, Oct 10 2016, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

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Art on the Streets II: Art as Intervention”, Mar 21 2018, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

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The Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference”, 2014, University of Lisbon.

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Creating the Urban with Art, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin”, 2016.

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“Bienal Internacional de Muralismo y Arte Público - (MULI)”  Cali, Colombia. May 18th - July 31st, 2018.

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“UPFEST: Europe's largest Street Art and Graffiti Festival”, July 28th-30th 2018, Crafted with POSCA

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“Bienal de Arte Urbano”, Cochabamba, Brasil. 2017

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“Under Pressure, Montreal”, August 8-12, Convention Internationale de Culture Urbain.

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“ONO’U (Papeete Street Art Tour)- International Graffiti Festival”, Tahití, French Polynesia 02 June, 2017

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“CRUSH WALLS”, Denver, CO. September 3-9, 2018

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“Latin American Graffiti Festival”, San José, Costa Rica. March 9-11, 2017.

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“Festival Inspire”, Moncton, Canada July 9-14.

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“Nuart Festival: Space is the Place”, Stavanger, Norway. 9-30 September 2018.

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Digital Graffiti, May 17-18, 2019. Alys Beach.

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Bahia de Todas as Cores - Graffiti Festival, March 22-25, 2018

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Festival Graffiti Bordeaux 2018

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La I y II Exposición Internacional de Escultura en la Calle en Tenerife, Canarias, España.

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Urban Art and Urban Form Events, Neubauer Collegium, UChicago, Friday April 6th, 2018

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Del Graffiti a la ilustración en gran formato, MX

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About urban art and graffiti by Xosé Luis Mosquera, Catalogna

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“ The French Influence on the Spanish Graffiti - The case of Granada, Spain”

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Festival Mural “ Festival d’Art Urbain,”  Montreal 2018

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O Marisquiño - Urban Art Festival, Galicia, Spain.

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Distrito Graffiti, Bogota, Colombia, November 2017

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Artistikrezo - Street Art Festival in Paris du Sud, France 2015-2016

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Graffiti Festival in Colima, 17-18 Feb, 2018, Colima, Colombia

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Symposium


Unlock Book Fair - International book fair about graffiti and street art

Unlock Book Fair is an international gathering of publishers, authors and aficionados. From 2016 till now, Unlock Book Fair has brought a selection of international publishers and artist to Amsterdam, Moscow, Lisbon, Barcelona, Berlin, Besançon, Herne, and several offshoot events in different European cities.

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Anarchist - Book Fair, in the Bay Area, San Francisco and Brooklyn, New York.

Anarchist Book Fair is a group of anarchist that although not directly linked to street art, believe that street art will lead to social change as a form of expression.

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Carnage - A Brooklyn Based art store and bookshop that focuses on street art culture.

Carnage was founded with the goal of documenting and preserving the best graffiti in NYC and around the world. Carnage zine and book collaborations give artists the opportunity to showcase their work in and off the street in new and unique ways.

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Book Fair


Film

Style Wars (1983)

Style Wars is an American 1983 documentary film on hip hop culture and its American roots, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant. The film has an emphasis on graffiti, although bboying and rapping are covered to a lesser extent. The documentary captures and includes many historical moments of hip hop culture during its earliest days in the 1970s onward towards the early 1980s.

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Wild Style (1983)

Wild Style is an American 1983 hip hop film produced by Charlie Ahearn. Released theatrically in September 1982 by First Run Features and later re-released for home video by Rhino Home Video, it is regarded as the first hip hop motion picture. The film included seminal figures within the given period, such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, The Rock Steady Crew, The Cold Crush Brothers, Queen Lisa Lee of Zulu Nation, Grandmaster Flash and Zephyr.

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Beat Street (1984)

Beat Street is a 1984 American drama dance film featuring New York City hip hop culture of the early 1980s, breakdancing, DJing, and graffiti.

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Chile Estyle (2018)

It explores the rise of street art post-dictatorship in Chile, the need for expression, and the role of indigenous art in the scene.

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Beautiful Losers (2008)

A documentary that mixes the nostalgia from the 90’s with the “under” artistic scene in New York. It talks about emerging artist of the time like: Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzalez, and Harmony Korine.

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PIXO(2010)

Documentary by Longa Metragem - explores the rise of the 80’s form of city markings that are almost cryptic. Very different from the modern day definition of graffiti - the pixos are part of the poor troubled youth of Sao Paulo rebelling against the disproportionate distribution of wealth i their city.

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The Deepest Depths of the Burrow

A Film by Christian Fischer, produced by Rabbit Eye Movement, The film centers in art, lifestyle, and subculture of the Rabbit Eye Movement. The documentary shows from various angles and captures the mutual passion for Urban Art in an unique way.

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Banksy, Exit through the gift shop!(2010)

British documentary film, directed by street artist Banksy. It tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art.

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Bomb it(2007)

This documentary, filmed by Jon Reiss in cities such as New York, London, Cape Town, Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Berlin and São Paulo, looks back at the origins of graffiti in different parts of the world. In 2010 a second part of this documentary was premiered, in which other regions of Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Australia are explored.

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Girl Power(2016)

One only has to take a look at the panorama of international urban art to realize that female participation is rather scarce. Girl Power, a documentary film recorded and directed by an urban artist of Czech origin, shows the role of women in graffiti.

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Basquiat(1996)

Directed by Julian Schnabel - This film summarizes the biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat and his rise to fame. From being a vagabond graffiti artist he became a renowned painter whom Andy Warhol admired.

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Whole Train(2006)

Unlike most titles on this list, Whole Train is a fiction movie. The German-Polish production tells the story of a group of friends and urban artists focusing on their code of honor and their disagreements with the rival group, against whom they wage a real creative battle.

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Gimme the Loot(2012)

Directed by Adam Leon - Malcolm and Sofia are the most determined teenage graffiti-writers in the Bronx. But when a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get their revenge by planning the ultimate graffiti tag – to “bomb” the Mets’ home run apple.

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Infamy

Doug Pray, the director of Infamy, follows Claw, Earsnot, Enem, Jase, Saber and Toomer, six urban artists in their day to day, to know aspects of his life as graffiti artists and outside of that environment. In contrast to them is Joe Connolly, "The Graffiti Guerrilla", whose main concern is to clean the neighborhood of graffiti.

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Latir Latino(2012)

Explores the Latin American Street art culture in Peru. Peruvian Entes and Pésimo decided to summon their Latin American peers, with whom they shared festivals around the world, to fulfill the dream of making in their own region the first meeting of urban art: Latir Latino.

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