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London Street Art 2

London Street Art 2 cover By Alex MacNaughton
Prestel, 88 pp, £8.99
Reviewed by Duncan (July 31 2008)
London Street Art 2 page spread London Street Art 2 page spread

Following on from Berlin Street Art and the first London Street Art, comes the latest in Prestel's succesful series. If you've seen these before, you'll know what to expect. If you haven't, this is a small hardback of 150 photos of a variety of street art.

What's new is in this book Alex MacNaughton has included a map of the area in London where all the photos were taken. It looks like the whole route is about four miles, a meandering circuit between Old Street Station and Shoreditch Station. It's not clear if all the photos were taken in the space of one journey, but it's quite possible. There's also some further directions if you want to wander further than the scope of this book.

Content-wise, this is about the same as before. A variety of streetart types; stencils, stickers, paste-ups, tags, pieces, and others. Again, not much work by familiar names except some by Cept, Space Invader and Faile. Pictures are presented full-page without captions or any information.

Just like the original London Street Art, this is basically a smaller version of a coffee table book for fans of street art.

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