The Stencil Graffiti Handbook


An up-to-date selection of authentic stencil graffiti art from the new generation of street artists and provocateurs.


ISBN: 9780500022856 Category:

Tristan Manco


A wave of protest is in the air and on the walls! A new generation of politicized artists, designers and communicators the world over are using stencil art as an accessible yet powerful means of giving voice to their ideas. The Stencil Graffiti Handbook sees Tristan Manco back on the streets. Through an incomparable network of street-art contacts, gained through over two decades of immersion in the scene, Manco has scoured the globe to find the most interesting street artists working today – those operating outside of the mainstream market of ‘Urban Art’ and beneath the radar of everyone but the true cognoscenti.

Exploring the medium’s applications within grassroots activism as well as the contemporary craft scene, Manco brings this thriving artform to light. Showing both process and results, The Stencil Graffiti Handbook dives into street art’s essential elements – place, space, technique and subject – before taking to the streets to see how, where and why stencil graffiti is king. Also featuring studio visits with artists and practical, step-by-step guidance via artist-led projects, with specially commissioned instructional illustrations by the renowned Colombian collective Instituto Bogotano de Corte, The Stencil Graffiti Handbook is an unmissable education and inspiration for anyone with an open mind and a rebellious spirit.

Additional information

Weight 759 g
Dimensions 18 x 23.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 18 June 2020
Number of pages 288
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 18 x 23.2 cm
Weight 759 g


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Tristan Manco's books include Stencil Graffiti; Street Logos; Graffiti Brasil; Street Sketchbook; and Street Sketchbook: Journeys. He has also explored the world of 'Urban Art' in titles such as Raw + Material = Art; Big Art, Small Art; and Make Your Mark. Manco leads workshops on street art practices, and is a regular lecturer at schools and colleges as well as being a sought-after consultant and speaker at street art conferences.