This follow-up volume features more than 3,000 stickers from the vibrant and constantly evolving world of street art, where DIY culture meets music, graffiti, design, and branding. Cheap, democratic, easy to "tag," and not always fast to fade, the sticker has been an ever-present medium from the New York and London punk scenes to skate culture and political expression. Organised by theme, chapters move from Music and Skateboarding to Streetwear, Graffiti, Fine Art, and Political Activism, and include sections on sticker art and the origins of surf and BMX culture.
The diverse range of works features stickers by fine artists such as KAWS and Jenny Holzer; street artists such as BANKSY, Neckface, ESPO, and Barry McGee; and a host of amateurs who tag the streets anonymously. With texts from celebrated writers – including INVADER, Paul Gorman, Stikman, and C. R. Stecyk, among many others – Stickers 2: More Stuck-Up Crap reveals not only the cutting edge of sticker art but also the personal relationships that street artists and pedestrians share with the medium. And with 12 pages of removable stickers, this book will be as collectible and coveted as the originals spotted on the streets.
About the Author
Author DB Burkeman fell in love with stickers and street art at an early age via skateboarding and punk rock, but he made a name for himself DJing between his two homes in London and New York. He threw some of the first UK rave warehouse parties in New York City and in the early 90s he launched the infamous nightclub NASA. Although his career has been in music, DJing, and doing P&R for record labels, since discovering Cost & Revs, his secret passion has been street art.