5/09/2014

A LOVE LETTER TO THE CITY: Review and Giveaway


I am super excited to share with you all this really cool book and card set I recently received and the fact that I get to give away 3 of these sets to 3 lucky winners.

One thing you may not know about me is that I am a big fan of graffiti art. I love the fact that it is rebellious, that it is opinionated, and can speak to an audience who may or may not understand the art world or ever step foot in a gallery. Graffiti brings beauty into neighborhoods that a stricken with poverty, crime and commercial industry.

We are bombarded with commercial images that force us to believe we need things we don't, that we should look or be ways that aren't possible or necessary. Special typography and colors are used to attract the eye and trick us into reading advertisements. Stephen Powers helps change the idea of how words typically used in advertising are used in society by taking those same eye catching fonts and colors and using them to send a message about who we are as a society and the city those words live in.

I am not a big fan of reading but more of a picture kind of girl. This book is great for both types as it is filled with beautiful photographs of the graffiti Stephen Powers creates and lots of in depth stories about the artwork and process. 171 pages of colorful graffiti that is not only inspiring but interesting because unlike a lot of graffiti this one challenges advertising and could be easily mistaken if not looked at carefully.

So here is the deal I get to give away 3 lovely copies of this book valued at 25.00 which includes a bonus set of 12 note cards valued at 15.00. All you need to do is leave a comment below using the rafflecopter giveaway and you can earn bonus entries for following Run 2 the Wild on facebook and twitter.


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6 comments:

  1. Hello, Love read your blog and seeing all your photos. I would love to won this book so that I can use it is my classroom lesson on graffiti art.

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  2. I'd love to win, I love inspirational little things like this where I can look through when feeling the need. Also I like books like this around my coffee table that catch other peoples interest when they come over, so they can take a look through too.

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  3. I would love this as a coffee table book! I lived in Paris for a little and graffiti was considered art there in some circles. I was actually super elaborate and intricate. I'd love to read through this and have it as a piece in my home. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  4. i'm all for expanding ones perception and perspective. nice giveaway.

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  5. This would be a great inspiration for creativity for me!

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  6. It took forever to figure out how to get here but totally worth it! Excited to see all the things you will be posting and getting caught up on what you've already done!

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