Artist Profile: Alfred

spider jerusalem sticker 1Name:
Alfred! I haven’t picked an alias. Every time I try to pick one I sound stupid.
Long Island, New York
How long have you been making stickers?
I started in October 2013.
bettie page stickerWhat inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I have always been a fan of graffiti and street art. Especially walking around NYC, you would see stickers on almost every corner in all the Burroughs. When I went to NYC Comic Con this year, I had the opportunity to meet Kosbey and Abe Lincoln JR and we talked about the sticker culture. I also met Camden Noir that put together the book, “Label 228 : A Street Art Project”. A collection of 228’s from various artist from all over the world. Soon after the Comic Convention I wanted to see if I could make a few of my own stickers. I’m still getting the hang of it and experimenting with different mediums. I also get inspired just by finding other stickers out there and looking at what other artist are coming up with. (more…)

Artist Profile: Underestimated Gentleman

abide stickerName: Underestimated Gentleman
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How long have you been making stickers? I’ve been doing ABIDE for a year and a half, but have only started doing stickers the last 2 months.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers? I did wheatpasting for quite a while before turning to stickers because of their ease. For wheatpasting there’s so much you have to plan out: the place, time, material, paste making, etc. But with a sticker it’s just so much easier peeling one off and sticking it just about anywhere.
What role do stickers play within the greater scope of art? Stickers are very unique because they are essentially a public medium. Anything bigger like street art or a wheatpaste often has a message to convey to people passing by, but a sticker can simply be an inside joke amongst friends that turns out to look great on a cityscape.
abide stickerMaterials: I chose to make my own stickers because I believe that all retailers are overpricing the costs to make stickers, hell I wouldn’t pay $2 for my own stickers if I can make my own. Basically what I do is I buy a sticker sheet from Staples and a bottle of all purpose glue, print out a couple sticker sheets and glue them to the sticker sheets so that the design is on top and sticky surface on the bottom by spreading (more…)

Artist Profile: Swone

swone stickerName:
Austin, Texas
What inspired you to first start making stickers?
I first was making stencils and painting them on canvas, but one day I was watching some video on stencils and I found the sticker art world and started making stickers.
How long have you been at it?
I’ve been making stickers for about a year and a half now, but Ive been making stencils for longer then that.
What role do you think stickers play within the greater scope of art?
I think that stickers in the street make people see art more and they really might appreciate it more than if they had seen it in a gallery or art fair. People may become more aware of art through stickers and street art.
swone stickerMaterials:
228 labels, adhesive vinyl, rustoleum spray paint, dollar cans, bucket paint, screen printing ink, linoleum blocks, xacto blades, manila folders, butcher paper, shit I find in dumpsters, clear coat, gimp photo editing software, UPS thermal stickers, poster board, screens, squeegees. (more…)

Artist Profile: Sena

sena one stickerName:
Located in Zurich, the most active street art town in Switzerland!
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been doing stickers for about 2 years.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I can’t really tell what it was, but I just got interested in stree tart and wanted to do the kind of things I saw on the street.
sena one stickerMaterials:
For the stickers I use post-slaps and Molotow pens, I highly recommend these ones! (more…)

Artist Profile: Eiros

eiros stickerName:
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
How long have you been making stickers?
I’m into stickers since 2010, so about 4 years.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
Walking in the streets and seeing graffiti really had a great impact on me. When I saw people doing stickers I tried it out with some adhesive paper and an Edding pen, since then I haven’t stopped producing stickers.
eiros stickerMaterials:
Mostly I use thermal UPS sheets and PostNL labels from the post office here in The Netherlands, but to me every adhesive sheet of paper is good enough to be pieced on. Markers I would say: Copic, Molotow, Posca, Sharpie and cheap markers. (more…)

Artist Profile: Nero3

nero3 stickerName:
Nero3 ELC
Brooklyn, NY
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been doing slaps for about 3 years.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I started doing stickers because growing up in NYC I saw slaps everywhere. So I decided that I wanted to do the same.
nero3 stickerWhat role would you say stickers play within the greater scope of art?
To me stickers play an important role in the graf game because it is a faster way to get up. I’m mostly into blackbooks so my goal is to have a slap in as many books possible.
I use USPS and normal blank page stickers. I use Chartpak markers gel pens and a variety of paint markers. (more…)