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  • the story

But Officer! This Is Totally Legal!

A blank city wall with a fresh coat of paint - is there anything more appealing to doodlers, dreamers, and graffiti artists?

Indulge your inner vandal without the risk of jail time with this creative and fun Walls Notebook. With 160 pages of blank urban wall photographs, this paperback is just begging to be defaced, or at least decorated. Comes with a pack of 10 completely legal, dual-tip, thick-and-thin markers.

Designed by New York City designer Sherwood Forlee, who also tagged our copy of the book (pictured). Your notebook will come completely blank. Have fun!

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Featured in Time Out New York magazine.

  • details
Item ID
18164
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock, plastic, ink
Measurements
Book: Approx. 7" x 8.5"; 160 pages
Notes
Ages 12 and up. Please exercise care to prevent ink from bleeding through the pages, particularly by applying lighter downward pressure with the thick side of the markers.
  • the maker

Sherwood Forlee

Sherwood Forlee is a designer with no design or art education. Instead, he studied fluid dynamics and partial differential equations, and then barely managed to graduate. But graduate he did, and with a high-falutin' sounding title to boot: "Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer." Despite this, Sherwood calls himself a designer because it sounds hip and no one likes hanging around a nerd at a party.

Following graduation, Sherwood went to work as a product design engineer. After cutting his teeth at a few firms, Sherwood decided to see more of the world and set out on adventures that would lead him to Tokyo (where he was accosted by the yakuza for trying to sell homemade T-shirts on their territory), the Azores (where inclement weather stranded him for a few days without food in the wild), Zurich (where he was forced to climb a perilous mountain with two massive rental bikes atop his shoulders), and many other places. Today, Sherwood enjoys a more peaceful life in New York City working once again as a product designer.

Still reading? Well then, a little more on Sherwood. He was born in Hong Kong and lived there for about a year. Afterwards, he moved with the rest of his family to Zimbabwe, Africa. It was here in Africa with his wildlife artist father (who, by the way, escaped from Communist China to Hong Kong by means of swimming the shark-infested waters that separate the two) that Sherwood cultivated his passion for adventure, the arts, and travel. Fond memories include throwing stones at bull elephants to make them charge so that his father could get a few good photos to work with before speeding off on a dilapidated motorbike. Nowadays, Sherwood has a bit more regard for his well-being and prefers doing back flips onto hard concrete over being chased by scary animals.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
GRAFFITI SET
 
4.4

(based on 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (95)
  • Good color variety (43)
  • Comfortable grip (17)
  • Glides smoothly (14)
  • Creative (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Art (99)
  • Fun with kids (45)
  • School (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (55), Artist (22), Educator (17), Budget shopper (9)
    • I Am A:
    • Family older kids (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (107), No (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (108)

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5.0

This Graffiti is OKAY!

By 

from Bartlett, TN

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun
  • Good Color Variety
  • Great way to express

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Art
    • Fun With Kids
    • School

    Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

    This is Christmas gift for my son, the artist! He is so creative and will love it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great way to express yourself!

    By 

    from Chatsworth, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun backgrounds

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Art
      • Fun With Kids

      Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

      Great idea

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Red Tag Item

      By 

      from Hayward, CA

      About Me Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Art

        Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

        This graffiti journal is the best way to explore your street artist soul without damaging property. With a variety of cool wall surfaces, this is a super fun way to make your mark. Legally.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great pages for 'tagging'

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Educator

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun
        • Good Color Variety

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Art

          Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

          I bought this to use as a guest book for my wedding this October. I think it will be a lot more interesting than a traditional sign-your-name-and-be-done kind of guest book.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Cute but smaller than it looks.

          By 

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Art
            • Fun With Kids

            Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

            I really loved the idea of this product for my daughter. She loves to doodle and draws on everything she can get her hands on. I was surprised when I opened the package and saw how small the book really was. This doesn't give you tons of space to draw, however the graphics inside are well done and make it fun. She really has enjoyed this book a lot and I would recommend it to others interested in finding a new way to be creative!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So fun

            By 

            from Northern, NJ

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Every page is unique
            • Fun
            • Good Color Variety

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Art
              • Fun With Kids

              Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

              I bought this for a friend who sketches graffiti. Every page is a different wall or area where graffiti is common. The markers are not the greatest quality, but the book is worth the cost alone.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              I would purchase this product again

              By 

              from Connecticut

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Unusual idea

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Teen artists

                Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

                This is an interesting take on a sketch pad. Pictures of different kinds of walls, such as brick, stucco etc. that the "artist" can decorate with graffiti. My daughter is 16 and she and her friend enjoy doing graffiti art on sketch pads so I know they will really like this idea.

                • I Am A:
                • Family Older Kids
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great product, big hit as a gift

                By 

                from California

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

                    Better than described

                    • I Am A:
                    • Family Older Kids
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    A Gift for Teen Artists that's Different

                    By 

                    from Woodbury, MN

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

                        Teenage girl loves this; it's a unique gift for the artist who already has all the art supplies she needs. THis has opened up a new form of expression for her to explore - legally!

                        • I Am A:
                        • Family Older Kids
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        LOVE THIS BOOK

                        By 

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Fun coffee table book

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bedroom
                          • Living Room

                          Comments about GRAFFITI SET:

                          Gave it to my daughter..she loved it!

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Delivery was great..from the time I ordered until it was delivered I think was 2 days in NYC..

                          • I Am A:
                          • Family Older Kids
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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