Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

Earlier this year Hookedblog reviewed the latest book release from Ollystudios and publishers Laurence King titled It's a Stick-Up: 20 Real Wheat Paste-Ups from the World's Greatest Street Artists

It's A Stick Up Book 'The Special Editions'

The beautifully designed street art book showcases the work of 20 street artists from across the globe who work predominantly with wheat paste and posters and included artists such as Paul Insect, A.ce, Dale Grimshaw, HIN, Pablo Delgado, WK Interact, Dain, Rae, Kid Acne and EMA to name a few.

For the Special Edition books, Ollystudios have invited a number of the street artists featured in the book to create bespoke artwork covers on a special blank white covered version of the book which will then be packaged in a specially designed screen printed boxes. 

Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

Buy the Book Online

The standard paperback edition of the It's a Stick-Up: 20 Real Wheat Paste-Ups book pictured above is currently on sale online here on Amazon

Studio Visit to Ollystudios

We caught up with Ollystudio's during the week in their East London space for a sneak peek of some of these Special Edition books.

To be honest, some of the artists have put so much work into these so-called special editions they are more like original pieces of work and we imagine many of these will end up in frames hanging on walls. 

The artists were each sent out a number of copies of the book to customize and the results from what we saw were pretty impressive.

The first of two planned sale nights took place at the Signal Gallery in East London on the 12th of September and featured bespoke covers from Paul Insect, Dale Grimshaw, A.ce, Hin, and Pablo Delgado with prices ranging from £110 upto £280. We have shared a selection of images below of the book covers / artowrks that were for sale.

Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

The screenprinted boxes that will house the limited edition copies of the It's A Stick Up Book.

Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

01. Hong Knog Street Artist HIN

Hong Kong street artist Hin's custom books feature some of the controversial paste-up characters that have recently appeared on the streets of Shoreditch and Brick Lane in London along with hand-drawn and painted elements.

Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

02. London street artist A.CE London

For his limited edition covers London street artist A.CE London has hand screen printed the book covers himself in his East London studio featuring some of his signature imagery in multiple pastel colourways.


Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

03. Mexican Street Artist Pablo Delgado

The king of miniature street art, Mexican artist Pablo Delgado has not only worked on the covers but has produced what are almost like landscapes for his miniature characters by ripping into the books themselves and tearing out sections of the pages of the book to reveal the colourful pages inside to create some stunning one-off pieces of artwork.


Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

Close up detail of the Pablo Delgado limited edition copy of the It's A Stick Up Book.

Street Art publication 'It's a Stick-Up', compiled by Olly Studios in London and  featuring paste-up street artists from around the globe.

04. London artist Paul Insect

For his custom editions, London based artist Paul Insect has really gone to town, not only do the covers feature these fun characters which we love, who have made an appearance on the streets in the last few months (covered here) but he has tagged up and doodled on a number of the pages within the books making each one very different and unique.


We are looking forward to seeing all the editions on display in one space on the 12th September at Signal Gallery and imagine they are all gonna get snapped up really quick so we suggest if you are interested to get over to the gallery early, doors open at 6pm.

Signal Gallery — 32 Paul Street — London — EC2A 4LB


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