Graff 2: Next Level Graffiti Techniques

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IMPACT, May 4, 2011 - Art - 128 pages
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The original book, Graff, put you in touch with your creative style. Graff 2 is here to help you find your creative soul. Is it wildstyle or bubble letters? Flat or three-dimensional? Black and white or full color?

Delving deeper into the elements covered in his first book, graffiti artist Scape Martinez brings you into his world, sharing his approach to letters, color and design. From working it out with paper and pens to working large (and legally) on walls, Graff 2 reveals the nuts and bolts of graffiti style along with ideas and techniques for bringing those styles to life.

  • Preparation, technique, expression and meaning
  • 5 full-scale demonstrations show the creation of wall pieces from start to finish
  • Heavily illustrated with examples and step-by-step instruction throughout
  • Includes an expanded glossary of graffiti terms not covered in the first book
Artists and fans alike will appreciate this rare inside perspective on graffiti art. Take it to your wall. You have something to say. Put it out there for the world to see.

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What is Graffiti?
Working on Paper
Working on Walls
Applying Color
Deeper Elements of Graffiti Style
Next Level of Styles
From Sketch to Piece
What Color is Your Soul?

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About the author (2011)

Scape Martinez is the author of best-selling Graff (IMPACT, '09) and has created murals and designs for countless public art projects. His work has been featured in publications such as Artweek, and shown in several galleries including the Berkeley Art Center and the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. He owns and operates two youth clothing lines, Liquidscape and Respect, Inc., and is an arts advocate for kids, having worked with the Teen Arts Program at the San Jose Museum of Art. He serves as the creative director for Real Smart Studios (, and examples of his efforts with Graff can be found at

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