“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: Yarn Vandalette (Germany)

Please provide a brief description of your work. I am a crochet girl – crochet queen some people say! – with an heavy addiction to street art. I was fascinated by graffiti since the mid-eighties. I kind of grew up on old school Hip-hop and graffiti was huge part of it. But I was never brave enough to go out with the cans myself (what a shame, I still regret it ?), I rather kept on dancing and admiring the art. When I relearned crochet a couple of years ago ( I haven´t done it in about 30 years) I…

“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: Fymsa (Russia)

Please provide a brief description of your work. The main point of my sticker art, in general, is proving my existence. It’s like the goal of my art. But all my characters are women and it is a very important manifestation of my feelings about my own sex and gender and its place in the world. Does being a female artist, or identifying as a female artist, influence your work, and if so, how? It influences from the inside, not like something specially planned. I’m proud to create cool female characters, it’s good to be close to your characters in…

“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: Orble (Germany)

Please provide a brief description of your work. Orbles are turquoise creatures based on a cat, I grew up with. Originally named Max, me and my brother created silly names for him all the time ( things like “Worble,” “Reble,” “Knorble”) until the Nickname Orble was born in the early 90s. I always drew him as a kid and 15 years later on a party, my brother asked me to draw the” fat cat “again. I promised that I still can do it..even drunk and with closed eyes. The wobbly creatures that came out of this experiment cracked us all…

“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: StickermaidBerlin (Germany)

Please provide a brief description of your work. I love to bring characters into the world which have a distinct personality and whose faces reflect their inner feelings. According to the shown feelings I carefully choose them and put them next to other artists stickers, paste-ups, stencils or graffiti in order to react to them. Often I also interact with advertising posters or the surroundings. It’s great fun and only the interaction makes my art complete and satisfying. Does being a female artist, or identifying as a female artist, influence your work, and if so, how? I’ve brooded a long…

“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: Brainoon (Germany)

Please provide a brief description of your work. • who doesn’t know the feeling of having munchies for donuts and pizza slices? I love drawing munchies-food and give them a kick of colorful candy toppings. Does being a female artist, or identifying as a female artist, influence your work, and if so, how? •no it doesn’t influence my work to be a female artist. Also the colors i use ( often more pink ), can be used by male and female. Most Followers think im a male ONLY by seeing my art. Dont Is there anything else you’d like to…

“SHE SLAPS!” featured artist: Susi Possnitz (Austria)

Please provide a brief description of your work. The subject of the sticker is a smiling used sanitary tampon, digitally drawn with quick and rough brushstrokes and colored in a simple and flat manner. Does being a female artist, or identifying as a female artist, influence your work, and if so, how? Yes, it does. Some of my works focus on gender related topics, like an editorial design for an brochure with tips and action steps against gender-mainstreaming or an explanatory card game about menstruation. All of those projects include my personal experience and are based on my perception of…

Happy new year 2012!

All roads have been leading me to read up on the Situationists in relation to theorizing stickers, including a new book I picked up last week at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge entitled Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape.  (Waugh, I’m not a theorist….) However, in the spirit of the new year, here’s a picture of me at the Pictoplasma character design art conference in Berlin in 2009!  Happy happy!

Motomichi Nakamura

Today through Friday, the Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based, and internationally renowned artist Motomichi Nakamura is at SLU in conjunction with the exhibition Picto This!.  Motomichi is best known for his inventive character animations, prints, skate decks, and urban toys. Many sticker artists work in other genres like decks and toys, which is why I have “08 Character Design” as a category on this blog – listed along the right hand column.  Matt Siren and Dalek, for example, are sticker artists represented in both the Picto exhibition with beautiful silkscreen prints and in the street art in Berlin exhibition with vinyl toys.  Motomichi…