What is your name and/or alias(s)?
Mewdoo or Mew.
Where do you live?
I live in Louisiana.
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been making stickers for about a year and a half.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I really enjoy drawing and using markers and putting some time into my work that gets put on the streets. I like making vibrant and colorful images that grab people’s attention when they walk by it.
What materials do you use?
As far as labels go, I will use just about any adhesive I can get my hands on. Mainly labels I can get for free. As far as markers go, I am a bit more particular. I prefer Chartpak, Prismacolor, and Molotow.
What are some of your favorite places to put up slaps?
I try to put slaps up where they can be seen more, higher traffic areas. On signs, phone booths, poles, etc.
What is the longest one of your slaps has survived in the wild?
There are some slaps I put up when I was just starting out and they are still riding, so about a year and a half and counting.
What other artists inspire you?
I am inspired by types of art more than artists. I really love pin up art, zombies, new school tattoo art, and of course Mexican folk art. Dia de Los Muertos plays a huge role in just about every sticker.
If you had to guess, how many stickers have you produced to date?
I honestly don’t know, but if I had to guess it’s probably anywhere between 500 and 1000 stickers. Probably closer to 1000. It’s an addiction, whether it’s a character or tagging, I can’t just make one I have to make as many as I can in one day.
Some artists try to get as many ups as possible. Is stickering about quantity or quality for you?
I honestly feel like it’s about both. I have some stickers that I’ve put a lot of time into and I feel like those are important to me as an artist. But then you wanna get your name out there, you want to be seen. And so I do tagging and I do prints and block prints. All of these things help with the quantity aspect. Because the more detailed slaps take longer, if I only did those, I’d never have quantity, only quality. But if you don’t have quality no one will give you a second glance. And it’s not about fucking shit up, it’s about being seen. And appreciated (hopefully).
Do you collect and/or trade slaps with other artists?
I do trade with other artists, I wouldn’t call myself a collector, though. I try to put up as many slaps as I can from my friends. That’s really the point of trading for me. I want my stickers to see the places I may never get to visit and I want to do the same thing for my friends. I want them to be seen, but I also get A LOT of stickers. They tend to collect sometimes because it’s almost impossible to put them all up.
Do you have a message that you are trying to convey with your slaps? What do you want people to take away from seeing one of your designs in the wild?
My stickers are pretty personal to me. As far as a message, I’m not really trying to say anything obvious. I like leaving that up to interpretation. I’m merely trying to decorate the streets, add some color and brighten up boring things. I want to get someone’s attention, make them smile, make them think, inspire them.
Anything else that you want to add:
Be young, be dope, be creative.
What is the best way for people to follow your work?
I am on Instagram @mewdoo2ma but that’s about it, I try to keep my social media to minimum.
If there is anyone you want to give a shout out to, list them here:
My family, and that includes my amazing crew. Phew, Damers, and Ethos. I am lucky to be involved with such inspirational and amazing artists. 2MA all day <3
What is your name and/or alias(s)?