If you've lived in Montreal for any amount of time, you probably know Roadsworth, or at least recognize his work. Maybe you don't know that you know Roadsworth, but you do.
I've long encountered his work on the streets of Montreal, and it's always brought a smile to my face. He's been stenciling his way through the city since 2001, with a brief pause when he was arrested for mischief in 2004.
This week, we're very honoured to have him in store here at the Librairie on Thursday, September 8th at 7 pm. He'll be launching Roadsworth, which is the book you see excerpted above. It collects over 200 reproductions of his work, as well as writing about the various kinds of projects he's done, and the reasons he does this work. It's an homage of sorts to Roadsworth's Montreal, and a treatise on the power of street art.
Roadsworth will be giving a presentation on the book, answering questions, signing books, and talking about his artistic practice. That's this Thursday, September 8th at 7 pm at the Librairie, 211 Bernard O. Facebook event here.