October 7, 2010

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Over the last few years, there's been many books to come out that showcase stickers from around the world. Some have been quite good. Some not so good.

This month Rizzoli is releasing what we consider to be the best and most definitive book to date on sticker art. The official title is Stickers although it’s better known as Stuck Up Piece Of Crap. Written by DB Burkeman with Monica LoCascio, the book includes introductions by Shepard Fairey and Carlo McCormick.

Whether you’re a punk, skater, graffiti artist, musician, clothing brand, political activist, fine artist, or just a fan of a band, stickers have always been the perfect way to express oneself. Starting with Andy Warhols Banana sticker for the Velvet Underground & punk sticker in the mid to late 70s & early 80's, the book chronicles their development through different eras, such as Californian skate culture from around the same time, early Hip Hop, graffiti tags, Techno/Rave culture in late 80s & early 90s, recent political & controversial subjects, right up to contemporary fine art & street art today.

Congrats to DB and Monica for putting out a true labor of live. If you are in New York, the book is being launched with a terrific event later tonight (Thursday) Info below:

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May 21, 2010

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Some times visual mashups just seem to work. This is definitely one of those times.

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February 16, 2009

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This Friday night, February 20th, in Brooklyn, famed photographer Martha Cooper, will launch her latest book Going Postal at the Ad Hoc Gallery. Many of the artists in the book are bringing stacks of handmade postal stickers to sell for $5.00 each and will also be making bigger sticker-related pieces. It's a great opportunity to get some authentic and very affordable street art.

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March 9, 2007

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As two people who miss the passing of the "mixtape" this is an simple interactive street art sticker project that we really like a lot....

"The sticker is a customizable mixtape, that allows the user to name/ decorate it however they feel. It's been really interesting seeing the use of typography and graphics for such a tiny space.

In the end the project is going to be summarized in an art annual I'm doing with a friend of mine called PROCESS"... Scotty

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December 27, 2006

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There's a tradition in street art for artists to use as their medium, free stickers that you can get at the local post office. MORFAI is an artist is Lithuania who doesn't draw, spray or paint on the "PACKCHEN" (which KUBUS brought him from Germany) Rather he cuts them up into different mandala like patterns.

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September 5, 2006

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From Beat in Switzerland:

the idea of Windowzoo is simple. you know those bird-stickers one uses to scare birds away from big glass-surfaces (so they won't fly into the glass)? my firned started making his own bird-shapes out of sticky foil, and keeps putting them up on various locations all around the world - but almost always on glass, also besides the "boring" standard-stickers. As this is non-destructive art only visible to those with keen eyes and a sense for discovering the unusual, it remains exhibited longer - and generates more buzz among those in the know.

right now there are 169 birds in 55 cities all around the globe. have a look at the worldmap showing the locations that he put up in the "about" section.

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July 20, 2006

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More from Basco5 here and here.

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July 17, 2006

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The sticker says: "Your conversation is being monitored by the U.S. government courtesy of the US Patriot Act of 2001. Sec. 216 of which permits all phone calls to be recorded without a warrant or notification."

Photo snapped by Chris on High Street in Columbus, OH. Source: CrimethInc

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April 19, 2006

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Recently, Posterchild sent artists all over the world Korean postal stickers. The ones he got back he stuck up in a subway station in Seoul. You can see some of the work here.

What we liked most about this project was that the work was posted in the subway, rather than in a black book or a on shop wall.

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February 23, 2006

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Artist: Zato One

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January 6, 2006

The always terrific Peel Magazine has launched a a forum for sticker heads to gather and discuss sticker related issues. You can check it out here.

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From our friend Vinnie Ray:

"I just got back from Venezuela for New Years. I have been sticking these stickers around for awhile, but felt compelled to open it up to the Wooster Community for 2006. This series of stickers has been blessed by a very powerful Botanica in Brooklyn NY. It doesn't just say GOOD LUCK, it is! If anyone wants to send me their address I'll send a sticker pack! You can go to my site to see all the stickers in the series. vinnieray@vinnieray.com"


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January 18, 2003


It was a year ago this month that we came across a series of extremely complex and very cool stickers that mixed baseball with religion and politics. If anyone knows the artist, please let us know. Amazing stuff.



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January 13, 2003


Stick 'Em Up, Booth-Clibborn's celebration of sticker art is finally out in the U.K. Fantastic book. Terrific sticks by both unknown and well-known sticker artists. Kinsey, Dave, Toaster Crew, Buffmoster....The third picture in the book is a sticker created by the Wooster Collective:


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