Pavement Licker Book
£30.00 / Sold Out
A unique documentation of underground art since the beginning of this century, this is a compilation of all the issues of the cult art 'zine, Pavement Licker, which I have done with James-Lee Duffy since 2003. It's a beautiful hardback, 518-page book with silver foiled cover and has contributions from Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Paul Insect, David Shrigley, EINE, Pure Evil, Jamie Hewlett, GILF!, Andrew Rae, Brook Power, Mr Bingo, Kate Moross, Antony Micallef, Margot Bowman, INKIE, Kelsey Brookes, Jon Burgerman and many more. It's over 1kg in weight and A5 size.
Pavement Licker crawled into life in 2003 in a dirty London pub when graphic artist James-Lee Duffy and writer Josh Jones decided to create a platform for artists and writers to be published without pushing a particular agenda or manifesto. Pavement Licker has stayed true to that aim and, over the years, seen contributions from young, unpublished artists to internationally-known names like Banksy, Jamie Hewlett, EINE, Kelsey Brookes, Mr Bingo, Pure Evil, Paul Insect, GILF!, David Shrigley, Andrew Rae, Antony Micallef, Kate Moross, Jon Burgerman, Anthony Lister and Shepard Fairey.
It’s a beautiful, hard-backed, 518-page snapshot of the underground art scene since the turn of the century. Featuring work and quotes from all the above and more, it’s a unique document of the rise and rise of the street art scene.
“I’ve got loads of doodles – as long as you’re prepared to take something filthy… finally, an outlet!”
“It’s like Heat magazine, but it’s black and white and the pictures and the words are better.”
“I don’t have anything lying around that isn’t shit I’m afraid.”
“King of ‘zines”
“Some questions ARE black and white. Pavement Licker and I see eye to eye on the answers to the questions of whether to be conformist or irreverent, passive or creative, elitist or accessible. Pavement Licker demonstrates that one color can answer some very important questions!”