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Artist Profile: Deighton

My name Is Deighton (Dayton). I like to joke and say my alias is “The Good Lieutenant”, I also like to joke that another alias of mine is “The Bad Lieutenant”.
Wilmington, NC
How long have you been making stickers?
I received my first order of custom made stickers in December of 2013
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
My fascination with stickers goes way back so I will give you the short
form account. I can remember visiting my brother who was attending school at College of Charleston in 2001 and seeing these stickers everywhere about Andre the Giant. I continued to ask my brother what they meant and he would reply “nothing, it’s just a sticker”. I thought that was so cool but I “didn’t get it”. The mystery and artwork of these enigmatic stickers were hypnotizing. These stickers of course were the early works of Shepard Fairy, a Charleston native. Fast forward to December 2012 and I experienced a near-fatal incident which put me in the hospital. I felt different from that day on and especially in those first few months. I would experience what I would call “flashes of inspiration”. These “flashes” were strong and drew me towards art and fashion, hobbies in which I had never really been into before the incident.
gatherIpostWhat role would you say stickers play within the greater scope of art?
I feel that stickers are a relatively fast and inexpensive way for an artist to put there work out there to be viewed by others, to spark conversation. Stickers are a great way to put any kind of message out there though. Stickers get people’s attention. I give out a lot of stickers and no one has ever told me “No, I do not want a sticker” when asked. There are not many things that people always accept with a smile. A sticker can make someone smile and that is an art in and of itself. (more…)