Monday, August 31, 2009

Going Postal

Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Street art takes many forms, including simple tags, throw ups, full color pieces, wheat pasting, stickers and even yarn bombing. Some street artists are purist where they only partake in one form of street art, where many of them do a combination of different mediums. Most of the time, the main objective is getting up and getting noticed.

Going Postal is a little larger than a pocket sized book written and contains photographs by Martha Cooper. You don't know who Martha Cooper is? Along with Henry Chalfont, she was responsible for one of the first and most famous graffiti books, Subway Art, which was published 25 years ago.
Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Going Postal focuses on a little known street art that is solely done on postal stickers. The beauty of these stickers are that each one is hand made. Some artists use stencils, some cut out shapes and some just simply tag on them. The book has pictures from New York City, Philadelphia, Tokyo, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and Cologne.
Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Going Postal by Martha Cooper

Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Going Postal by Martha Cooper

Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Going Postal by Martha Cooper

Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Going Postal by Martha Cooper

Going Postal by Martha Cooper
Going Postal by Martha Cooper

Disclaimer: GraffHead.com was not compensated for this review. However, Mark Batty Publisher was nice enough to provide us with a copy of the book. Mark Batty is an independent publisher with many great titles focusing on street art including Graffiti Japan.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Devin said...

That book looks bitchin!

September 1, 2009 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen this book at an art store. Looks pretty cool.

September 1, 2009 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Martha Cooper started it all! Graffiti documenting pioneer!

September 1, 2009 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to post up with these! Got some good ones.

March 12, 2010 1:53 PM  

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