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THE ART OF REBELLION

THE ART OF REBELLION

THE WORLD OF THE STREETART by C100

A BOOK ABOUT STREETART? DIDN’T THIS WORD ALREADY BECOME MUCH TOO TRENDY? YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT BUT I DIDN’T FIND A BETTER WORD THAT DESCRIBES THE KIND OF WORK SHOWN IN THIS BOOK. AND I THINK IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER HOW YOU LABEL IT. YOU COULD ALSO CALL IT URBAN-ART, POST-GRAFFITI-ART OR ?IT WOULDN’T MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. IT IS A FORM OF ART AND A MOVEMENT YOU CAN FIND IN THE STREETS RATHER THAN IN GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS. THIS BOOK TAKES THE CHANCE TO PRESENT THE IMPRESSIVE WORK OF STREETARTIST FROM ALL OVER THE

WORLD OF STREETART

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PLACE YOUR STICKERS HERE, PLEASE.

FEATURED ARTISTS: 108, ABOVE, AKROE, ALEXONE, AMBRIO, ARTMIKS, BETAMAXXX, BILD, BLINDSEE, BO 130, BUFFMONSTER, BURNCREW, CHEBA, CISMA, CKE, CRE, CROOKED INDUSTRIES, D-FACE, DAVE THE CHIMP, DAVE WARNKE, EAST ERIC, ECCE, ED ROONEY, EKO, EKOSYSTEM, EL TONO, EMKA, ESM, ETRON, FAHRENHEIT, FLYING FORTRESS, FINDER KEEPERS, GRAFFITILOVES YOU, GOMES, HNT, HUMAN FIVE, INVADER, IRON, INFLUENZA, JACE, JOYSTICKERS, KAMI, KINSEY, KRSN, LA MANO, LAPS ONE, MACIEK, MAMBO, MAGIC, MICROBO, MONIEUR. AMEAT LOVE, MILK, MJAR, MR.HERO, MYSTERIOUS AL, NO2, OLSEN, OXO OVO, PEZ, PLUG, PMH, POCH, REGULAR PRODUCT, REP 1, SANTY, SENOR B, SEVEN NINE, SHIT INC. SICKBOY, STICKERWAR, SOCEY, SEKSY, ST.ARSKY, STAIN ] SCOUT, STAK, STICKERNATION, STENCIL REVOLUTION, STIRB, SUPA_KITCH, THE FLOWER GUY, THE LONDON POLICE, TOFER, TOASTERS, VIAGRAFIK, VINNIE RAY, WEARESHIT, WOOSTER COLLECTIVE, W/REMOTE, XOOOOX, WORLDSIGNS MAGAZINE, ZYME, ZEVS, ZOSEN AND MANY MORE.

isbn: 3-980-7478-2-4

isbn: 3-980-7478-3-2


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clockwise: ARTIST: W/REMOTE > COUNTRY: ST.PAUL.USA | ARTIST: ACAMONCHI > COUNTRY: SAN DIEGO.USA | ARTIST: D-FACE > COUNTRY: LONDON.UK | ARTIST: JACE > COUNTRY: PARIS.FRA | ARTIST: EMKA > COUNTRY: BERGAMO.I

clockwise: ARTIST: BETAMAXXX > COUNTRY: EINDHOVEN.NL | ARTIST: KINSEY > COUNTRY: LOS ANGELES.USA | ARTIST: BILD > COUNTRY: BERLIN.GER | ARTIST: SUPAKITCH > COUNTRY: MONTPELLIER.FRA | ARTIST: FISH > COUNTRY: VIENNA.A

„IT WAS ABOUT 4:30 AT NIGHT AND I WAS WALKING AROUND IN THE 2ND ARRONDISSEMENT NEAR THE OPERA HOUSE. I HAD ABOUT 20 WOODEN ARROWS IN MY BACK PACK THAT I WAS PUTTING UP IN THE AREA. ALONG WITH ME WERE BOTH OF MY 6 FOOT POLES THAT I USED TO ATTACH THE ARROWS SO HIGH TO THE PARISIAN WALLS. I'M WALKING DOWN THE BARE STREET AT A FACE PACE. THERE ARE JUST A FEW OTHER PEOPLE OUT AT THIS TIME. TAXI'S AND HOMELESS PEOPLE. NO ONE ELSE. I AM WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK AGAINST TRAFFIC(ON THE LEFT SIDE) I SEE COMING TOWARDS ME A COP CAR DRIVING REALLY SLOW. THE COP CAR PASSES ME AND THEN HITS THE BRAKES AND DOES IN REVERSE BACK TO WHERE I AM. INSIDE THE COP CAR WAS SOMETHING THAT I HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THERE WERE FOUR COPS IN ONE LITTLE CAR. THREE GUYS AND A LADY. THEY START YELLING AT ME AND TELL ME TO COME CLOSER TO THE CAR. I SPEAK FRENCH BUT DECIDE TO PLAY THE "STUPID AMERICAN" PART AND PRETENT THAT I DONT UNDERSTAND THEM. "WHAT?" I DONT SPEAK FRENCH. WITH THE COPS BROKEN ENGLISH HE ASKS ME WHAT I AM DOING OUT AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT, AND WHAT AM I DOING WITH THESE TWO 6 FOOT POLES? I TOLD THEM THAT I WAS PLAYING MY "GUITAR" AT A CLUB AND THAT I WAS WALKING HOME. ONE OF THE COPS LOOKED AT ME AND SAYED AGAIN IN HIS BROKEN ENGLISH, "GUITAR OF WHAT?" I THEN FLIPPED OVER ONE OF THE POLES OVER TO MEET THE OTHER, AND AM SLIDING THEM TOGETHER UP AND DOWN.I TOLD THEM THAT IT WAS A MAKESHIFT GUITAR THAT I HAD INVENTED. I MIMICKED PLAYING THE GUITAR SLIDING THE POLES UP AND DOWN. THE COP WAS A LITTLE CONFUSED AND ASKED ME WHERE WERE MY GUITAR STRINGS? I TOLD HIM THAT THEY BROKE WHILE I WAS PLAYING AT THE CLUB AND HAD SINCE THROWN THEM OUT. DURING THIS WHOLE TIME I'M STILL PRETENDING TO PLAY THIS "GUITAR." THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT ME IN FRENCH, BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THEM. "IL EST FOU, CE N'EST RIEN! ALLEZ, ON CONTINUE." (HE'S CRAZY, ITS OF NO IMPORTANCE, LETS KEEP GOING) THE COPS THEN APPOLOGIZED AND TOOK OFF DOWN THE STREET. I WATCHED THEM LEAVE AND STARTED TO FINISH THE REST OF THE ARROWS. BEFORE THE NIGHT WAS OVER I STUCK THEM ALL UP.“

CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE FEELING YOU GET WHEN PASTING UP A POSTER IN THE MIDDLE OF A DOWNTOWN BUSY INTERSECTION FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE? „LIKE THAT FIRST BITE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH. I LOVE THE SMELL OF PASTE. IT GIVES ME A RUSH. I FEEL SO RELAXED WHEN I GO OUT BOMBING. I GUESS KNOWING THE EFFECT IT WILL HAVE KEEPS ME GOING AS WELL AND KNOWING I’M USING MY PIECE OF THE PUBLIC SPACE. I LOVE THE QUIET OF NIGHT, THE EMPTY STREETS. LA IS A DIFFERENT WORLD WHEN IT SLEEPS.“

Above^, San Francisco.USA

ECCE, Sidney.AU

Dave Kinsey, Los Angeles.USA

„ONE TIME I WAS PUTTING UP SOME STREET SCULPTURES AND A POLICE CAR PULLED SLOWLY TO FOLLOW ME AS I WALKED ALONG THE STREET. I HAD ALREADY GLUED ABOUT 4 PIECES AND WAS CARRYING A BOX WITH 6 OTHERS. TRYING NOT TO LOOK SUSPICIOUS I STARTED PRETENDING TO SEARCH THROUGH THE BOX WITH MY HEAD DOWN AS I WALKED ALONG. UNFORTUNATELY, I COULD SEE WHERE I WAS GOING AS I WAS STILL CONCENTRATING ON THE POLICE CAR FOLLOWING AND I TRIPPED OVER A LARGE PLANT STAND PLACED ON THE FOOTPATH BY THE COUNCIL. I FELL,L TWISTED MY ANKLE, GRAZED MY LEG AND BROKE THREE OF THE SCULPTURES IN THE BOX. FROM THE GROUND I LOOKED UP TO SEE THE PLOICE CAR DRIVE OFF LAUGHING. I WENT BACK THE NEXT NIGHT WITH THE FIXED SCULPTURES AND A SHARP EYE FOR ANYTHING I MIGHT TRIP OVER.“ ARTIST:THE LONDON POLICE > COUNTRY: MBARCELONA.ESP

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Respect always go out to people who act on their word. Gas face to those who dismiss others without showing anything themselves. Where you are from? The team of StickerNation members are from across the globe, each representing their home turf. I'm from Manchester UK, although right now I'm living in smokey Amsterdam where there is a fantastic sticker community.

When and why did you start StickerNation.net? Promoting artists through the medium of stickers started StickerNation back at the turn of the century. The concept let visitors download preformatted artwork for printing onto blank sticker paper. This allowed the work to travel places the artists themselves would never go. After the purchase of a digital camera the site expanded to include a photo archive of stickers whilst on adventures in and around London. The scene was quite small but with some real good artists emerging (Gas & Bed, Instant (D*Face), Solo, Regular Product, Zeel). As people began hearing of the site the Seen and PDF archive began to grow. Friendships were made and the sticker buzz became more intense. After a series of uncontrollable incidents the site was forced to close in September 2001 and we went back to the drawing board. We had created a monster, too much time was required to keep it happy and fed. A new concept letting a global team of members update the site was born and went into production 6 months later. The screens shown here are the fresh result of this idea and we relaunched in April 2003. 132

How many people are involved in stickernation and is that is your job or are you just doing it for fun? StickerNation is maintained by an ever growing community of members, each is encouraged to document their local scene both with news and photos. A core team of 10 contributors look after written features, artist profiles, site maintenance and design. My role is primarily design. As much as we would like the site to be our daily operation we all work for the 'man' elsewhere. The site is done for love but we hope we can change this in the future. Funding will allow us to do bigger and better things although I do see the need to remain true to our original concept.

What problems come along with doing such a website\ Where do I start? There are countless problems in creating a website like StickerNation, from the obvious (design, technical, production) to StickerNation is. Come back each day / week / month and you will see

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changes and updates. The amount of work can be quite overwhelming and v1 of the site closed as it became too much. It was managed by just myself and almost gave me grey hairs... almost! As you can imagine building the new site to include all the new features was incredibly difficult but will make the whole maintenance far easier. It means we can focus on the content and promoting sticky love. One major oversight became apparent when we relaunched the site and that was traffic and bandwidth. Traffic costs money and within 3 days we'd hit our monthly limit and had to close the site down. 10 months of work potentially wasted. Big shouts go out to Media Temple (www.mediatemple.net) for hosting the site for us. We would have been fucked otherwise.

What is your aim for the future? StickerNation could go in many directions and right now we're trying to choose the best path. I think as long as we adhere to the reasons why we started then we'll be ok. Promote known and unknown artists; Document street art; Act as a news base for good design, art and illustration; To be inspiring. We initially focussed on stickering but since we launched the whole notion of what street art can be has changed. It has become quite an exciting time. I think our biggest and fundamental change will be to cover a wider spread of street happenings from stickers to posters to stencils to sculpture. Boundaries are growing and styles influences one another. Artist don't just work in one format anymore, why should we? Ultimately we want to show and share everything we see around us. Thanks to Dom Murphy

How is the process in giving birth to such a site? Just do it! It sounds blaz\'8e but it's really that simple. The web has made projects like StickerNation available to everyone. Don't waste time wondering how and why, just get busy. Anyone who saw the very first release of StickerNation will know how basic and humble a beginning we had. http://www.stickernation.net/

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