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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: Gerk

gerk stickerName:
Windsor, Ontario Canada
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been hand making graff stickers since 2011.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I was hit up by a dude who wrote Kert a few cities away from me, he had asked me to make him a sticker pack…I had never made a sticker before, but I figured what the hell…I’ll make this guy a pack.
gerk stickersWhat role do stickers play in art?
Stickers are good for getting a detailed piece of your work up fast. I draw up bombs much more detailed on a sticker than I normally would in the streets with a can. Even though it’s not weather resistant, it’s more colorful and better looking while it lasts. Besides that, it’s a great way to swap art with writers instead of mailing blackbooks back and forth. (more…)