Item description for Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small Town Rebels by Paul Gambino...
The face of scrapbooking is about to get a youthful, cutting-edge makeover! Despite the craft's popularity, all the books flooding the market focus on the same images of weddings, baby showers, and Little League. So where's a scrapbooking rebel to go? To Scrap City of course. With its edgy and artistic points of reference, it fills the gap to reach those urban hipsters, downtown secretaries, big city divas, and small-town nonconformists. Along with a basics section and scrapping tips, is the pice de rsistance: a gallery of real-life scrapbook pages from people of all stripes, from the single mom to the skate kid. These contributors celebrate their panty collection; reveal why single is fun; list their tattoos; and, yes---even redefine the baby shower.
Paul Gambino has taught screenwriting at the School of Visual Arts, was a production consultant and writer for NBC, and was Creative Director for the magazines Gener8 and Ultra. He has spent endless nights in NYC's hottest clubs; years as a punk on London's King's Road; and college days with Keith Haring and Jean Michael Basquiat. Now a father, he has a special appreciation for time's fleeting nature and how important it is to preserve memories for yourself and others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 10.25" Height: 10.25" Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 28, 2006
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1931543933 ISBN13 9781931543934
Reviews - What do customers think about Scrap City: Scrapbooking for Urban Divas and Small Town Rebels?
Not your average scrapbooking book! Nov 5, 2006
I loved this book because it provided a glance into lives of scrapbookers who are not the stereotypical "soccer mom" type of scrapbookers. It was truly a breath of fresh air to see scrapbooking pages from strippers, a woman in a rock band, tattoos, and a woman in a burlesque show. Another great thing about this book is that not only does it have a wide variety of scrappers showcased, but it also relies on creativity of the scrappers rather than "cutesy" embellishments and other mass produced scrapbooking products. I would definitely recommend this book because you can see layouts from "conventional" scrappers and the not-so-conventional scrappers all in one book.
Fun, Inspiring, A Needed Change Sep 27, 2006
This book is really fun and funny to read, and opens creative doors in your mind. IT's time for a scrap booking book that isn't about "beautiful people" living in perfect suburbs! I like the different lay out and art ideas. My critique is that I wished for better "how-to's". This is a compilation of pages and suggestions from the scrappers who made the pages, and their stories are interesting. The pages are not shown step by step, like in other scrap book books, and some additional guidance of achieving the art effects would have been good. Overall, an inspiration to make scrapbooks that are about more than my own face or my kid's first tooth ;-)
YES! Finally an idea book that resonates with my soul... Sep 8, 2006
I am a non-traditional scrapbooker. Don't fit the typical scrapbooker demographic whatsoever. I live in a huge city, have no kids, eclectic interests, and somewhat of an alternative lifestyle. I tried, and tried, and tried to get excited about other idea books, magazines, etc... but could never really relate to the layouts and themes featured within. I saw "Scrap City" on a rack of idea books in a store, opened it, and was immediately taken with the colors, the themes, the textures! And more than anything, the way I could totally relate to the themes of the layouts and other projects. Finally an idea book that resonated with my soul and validated my love of scrapbooking by showing projects and layouts I could truly relate to. Aside from scrapbook layouts, the book features other projects, including handmade books, altered art, and more. At the back of the book there is some good information on the basics of scrapbooking, techniques and tools and the like. And ideas on how to inspire your creativity. Definately the book I will be referring back to most often to spark my creativity and inspire new ideas.
It's not Becky or Heidi or . . . Aug 28, 2006
Remember those really cool kids in high school? I mean the REALLY cool ones, the ones who weren't afraid to do their own thing and go their own way? Here's your chance to peek at some of their scrapbooks!
What I really like about this book is that the artists aren't concerned with being "on-trend". The lay-outs are cool and vary so much from artist to artist, it refreshes your brain after seeing the magazines where it's hard to distinuish one artist from another. The variety inspires me to do things my way and encourages me to shake things up a bit.
(Disclaimer: If in high school your main aim was to be exactly like everyone else, this might not be the book for you. But you should give it a try, you just might see something you like. :-)
Scrap City is Fun Inspiration Jul 29, 2006
This is a beautifully designed book. Makes a great gift item. The ecclectic collection of scrapbooks is sure to inspire anyone interested in scrapping.