The Guerilla Art Kit…


»DISCLAIMER: This book is a book of ideas and concepts on the subject of putting work/art out into the world. Neither I nor the publisher are responsible for any actions that were created or implemented as a result of reading this book. (Read: You are on your own!)« (Keri Smith, Klappentext)

Als ich dieses Buch bestellt habe, um es auf Slanted vorzustellen, war mir nicht bewusst, was ich mir damit einfange. Seit ein paar Tagen bin ich inoffizieller Guerilla Artist, weil ich mir das Guerilla Art Kit von Keri Smith zugelegt habe, mit dem alles ein bisschen schöner, größer, phantasievoller, aufregender und bunter geworden ist.

Was Guerilla Art überhaupt ist, was man tun kann, um Guerilla Artist zu sein/werden und welche Methoden, Tricks und Tipps man gebrauchen kann, findet man im Inhaltsverzeichnis schön aufgelistet:
1. Introduction (What is Guerilla Art?, Finding your inner Guerilla Artist, A word on the Value of Impermanence, What do you want to say?)
2. Going out (Guerilla Etiquette, Things to bring, Things to look out for)
3. How to start (How to make a stencil / freezer paper stencil / stamps / stickers / seed bomb /wheat paste)
4. Exercises (Guerilla Gardening, Chalk Quotes, Poster of your day, Map of the area, Hidden Fortunes, Little Notices, Coupon Poster, Love Letter, Public chalkboard, Book Leave-Behinds, Wish Tree, Sound Collage uvm.)
5. Templates (Stencils / Stickers / You are here maker / Bookplates / Portable Ideas Dispenser etc.)
6. Quotes (for postcards, leave-behinds or windshield-flyers)

Mir gefällt die lockere Art und Weise, wie das Buch aufgebaut und gelayoutet ist. Die Texte sind humorvoll, die kleinen Illustrationen sehr lieblich.

Mein absoluter Favorit ist die »Seed Bomb« auf Seite 45:
»Seed Bombs (or balls) are a way to add greenery and life (and also food) to places that are neglected or rundown. They work in any space that has bit of dirt and access to sun and rain...Easy to make, seed bombs do not need to be buried or watered (that is their genius) - the seeds will self-germinate when the right conditions occur. They can be thrown into landfill sites or unused empty lots...Plant flowers along the curb!...« (how to make a seed bomb)

Kleiner Tipp: Der Frühling steht schon vor der Tür, das Wetter ist günstig ;) - zudem ist das Buch sehr günstig und sicher ein ganz besonderes Geschenk für ganz besondere Menschen.

Und nun der Pressetext von Princeton Architectural Press:
»We are living in a golden age of self-expression. The explosion of user-created content on blogs and social networking sites moved Time magazine to name "You" their 2006 person of the year. But while we may be spending a lot more time in virtual worlds, we have not lost the urge to make our physical world more meaningful. By leaving art and ideas in public places, you can affect someone's day–change their mood or their mind–and maybe even change the world in the process!

The Guerilla Art Kit shows how small artistic acts can start a revolution. Keri Smith, noted author of Living Out Loud and the blog Wish Jar Journal, uses her unique drawing and handwriting style to help anyone find and release their inner artist or activist. This visually exciting activity book–full of step-by-step exercises, cutout projects, sticker ideas, and more–has both fun assignments and handy tips to help you unleash your creative energy into the streets, where you can really make an impact. From the quick exercises–leaving books for strangers to find, chalking quotes on the sidewalk–to the more involved–making a "wish tree," guerilla gardening, or making your own stencils–The Guerilla Art Kit contains everything you need to put your message out into the world.

Keri Smith is an author/illustrator turned guerilla artist. Her books including Living Out Loud: Activities to Fuel a Creative Life and Tear up this Book! :The Sticker, Stencil, Stationery, Games, Crafts, Doodle, And Journal Book For Girls. She is the author of the popular weblog the Wish Jar Journal which attracts over 10,000 readers daily, and writes on occasion for How Magazine. Keri spends her days putting stickers up all over North America, collecting found paper clips, and searching for the perfect cup of tea. She will continue to put out books, draw, write in journals in dark cafes, and dance on street corners for the rest of her life. Follow her adventures at«

Titel: The Guerilla Art Kit
Autor: Keri Smith
Spiralbuch: 144 Seiten
Verlag: Princeton Architectural Press
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-10: 1568986882
ISBN-13: 978-1568986883
Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,8 x 15,2 x 2,6 cm



Ganz toll geschriebene Widmung

Vorsatz, Anfang

Spiralbindung im Hardcover

Die Seed Bomb


Exercise "Making Friends"

Exercise "Public Chalkboard"

Exercise "Poster of your day"

Template Zwischenseite



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