August 14, 2011
Stickerbomb is the first collectable, fully-peelable sticker book featuring illustration, graffiti, and graphics.
It is filled with an amazing collection of over 250 specially commissioned stickers by artists, illustrators, and graffiti writers from around the world.
An essential part of the street art movement, inexpensive, and easy to produce, stickers often act as an informal business card for graffiti writers, and a quick and effective promotional tool for many artists and illustrators. As more and more stickers are placed around major cities in the world, interest in the subject keeps growing. Many street art books to date have featured photographs of stickers spotted in urban environments. Packed with examples of the real thing, Stickerbomb offers the fun of peeling and sticking, and of owning and collecting cool stickers.
About the Author
Studio Rarekwai are the authors of RackGaki, the first book and DVD devoted to exploring graffiti in Japan, and the editors of the Sketch! series of high-quality blank sketchbooks.
This is one book that definitely stands out from its competition (if there were any) because it’s the first book of its kind filled with peelable stickers. On top of that, it features some amazing artwork from various artists around the world (including our very own Australian artists eg. Yok and Stormie Mills). Its really good to see people like Studio Rarekwai and Lauren King pushing the envelopes of publishing and exploring different possibilities in documenting artwork.
One thing we really appreciate about this book is the fact that they have a full list of contact details for each artist. So if you ever need to get in touch with a particular artist that you like that’s featured in the book, the contact details are there at your disposal.
This SB2 book also features a few (three to be precise) artist blurbs/interviews. A great selection too might we add, Jeff Jank (US), Darbotz (Indonesia) and Solo One (UK). These short and sweet features make the book complete as they take us through their creative processes, sticker fetish’s and more.
Who’d thought stickers in a book would be this cool?
Definitely worth buying as this will go down in history as the first ever book with fully peelable stickers and a great read overall!
Words by Benny Teh
Photography by Fat Kids.