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Artist Profile: Morley

Morley Party StickerWhat is your name and/or alias(s)?
Where are you located?
Los Angeles, CA
How long have you been making stickers?
I’ve been making stickers since 2003.
What inspired you to first start producing stickers?
I was living in New York, going to an art school out there and and started noticing the original OBEY stickers. I decided I wanted to give it a try so I started silk screening my slogans on to Contact paper and sticking them up around the subway. When I moved to Los Angeles my work evolved into wheat paste posters- which are kind of like very large stickers. I began selling smaller stickers of my posters a few months ago. People seem to really like them!
What role would you say stickers play within the greater scope of art?
One of the best things about stickers I think is that unlike a lot of other forms of street art, the sticker has more of a community aspect to it. Everywhere you go you see big sticker collages- there’s not a sense of “this is MY spot” with stickers. People see something massively hit with different stickers and they just want to join the group. It’s like an art mosh pit.
Morley Give Up StickerWhat materials do you use?
I used to silkscreen onto contact paper and Post Office labels, then I started just laser printing onto sticker paper and now I just order from StickerGuy.com, because their vinyl stickers are just really good quality.
What are some of your favorite places to put up slaps?
Street light walk buttons, rain pipes, parking meters.
What is the longest one of your slaps has survived in the wild?
I had one that lasted almost a year! The nice thing about stickers is it’s never that disappointing when something doesn’t last. There’s always more where that came from. (more…)