San Francisco Street Art
Author: Steve Rotman
Features: 96 pages, 150 color illustrations, Hardcover
size: 120mm x 170mm.
A must-have for any street art enthusiast, this book presents the most mind blowing examples of renegade creativity in San Francisco.
San Francisco’s vibrant street art scene exists in areas off the city’s well-worn tourist paths. The alleyways and hidden side streets of the Haight, the Tenderloin, and especially the Mission district’s Clarion Alley offer unexpected treats to visitors lucky enough to stumble upon them. For more than five years, photographer Steve Rotman has obsessively documented this scene as it evolved on walls, sidewalks, billboards, fences, doors, and other public spaces. Culled from thousands of images, the result is a collection of work that attests to the artists’ personal and stylistic diversity, from Mars1’s robotic depictions of alternate universes which reflect the local counterculture spirit, to Neck Face’s whimsically ghoulish creatures that serve as a testament to entrepreneurial hipsterdom, to Bigfoot’s friendly green primates inspired by the area’s rich graffiti culture. San Francisco’s charm as an international destination also causes foreign artists to contribute to the street dialogue—Brazilian