Today I was exited to find that the postman had dropped off my copy of ‘Children Of The Can: 25 Years Of Bristol Graffiti‘ by Felix Braun. This truly amazing book charts the history of the spraycan art in the city that produces some of the best in the world.
Featuring interviews with most of the key players on the Bristol Graffiti scene in the last couple of decades and, more importantly, hundreds of photos, many of which showing art that is no longer there.
For those of you who just happened to stumble across this blog and don’t know me, I’m a Bristolian living in London and I’m fiercely proud of my hometown, I miss it everyday, and some of these images brought a nostalgic tear to my eye. There are pieces, especially in the earlier sections of the book, I used to see all the time in my daily life. The section on the Barton Hill Youth Club particularly made me smile. There’s even some old faces throughout the book!
Bristol has constantly churned out innovative and amazing street art and this book captures that perfectly.
It comes highly recommended!