Following the hugely successful first release of ‘Children of the Can: 25 years of Bristol Graffiti’ in 2008 which at the time gave an unprecedented insight into artists behind the Bristol graffiti scene, the people behind it have released a second edition entitled ‘Children of the Can: Bristol Graffiti and Street Art’ which includes an extra 70 pages and features work and interviews from 30 new artists.
Author Felix ‘FLX’ Braun started writing graffiti in the mid-80s and grew up with the Bristol scene painting alongside the likes of Inkie and Nick Walker. He continues to live and paint in the city and has unrivalled access to the artists and their work. Here, they tell their stories in their own words. Most of the images in Children of the Can have never before been published and many have been provided from the artists’ sketchbooks and private collections.
We were lucky enough to get a look at the book and it really is a hefty and comprehensive look into the scene, providing some beautiful images and in depth interviews.
Check out this promo video and grab your copy here.