Thursday, April 27, 2006

the Video age

mmm...okay: a bit of a first for stickerthing -a short shlockumentary on Adam Neate's inspiration perambulator, as blogged previously. I was so impressed that I sent the geek on this vid out to shoot a video about the piece. I would have bought one too, but didn't have £2000 to spare. I reckon cheap at the price for a slice of this prolific and rather well-known artist's muse.

Thanks to the one small step gallery for allowing us to film there, Adam and armcurl, whose footage I stole.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Berlin Wall paper

The stickerthing has a particular fondness for Berlin, city of cool since...ever. They thought the Hoff was great long before his current hagiolatry by popbitch et al. They were a tiny island of capitalist decline, burning brightly at both ends against a surrounding sea of communist uniformity.

And now they do street art and music better than anyone.

If you stand still on a street corner for longer than about 10 minutes you'll get tagged, preferably by one of these guys.

[berlin wallpaper: 2005]

Saturday, April 22, 2006


I have to say I love this sticker, in original it's A3 and lovely. It was found on the mean streets near Spitalfields Market, before it got all "renovated" and stuff.

and shhhh because I think it might be

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Since K80's sunning herself in the wilds of Australia, I thought I would post the my warcry at the moment, taken in Florence Last year.

More holidays for everybody. Me especially.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

K80's on holiday

As the more pro-photographer part of stickerthing goes wandering round the world, I'll post a little piece of advice I picked up in Sydney last year...

They're pretty tough on arty types out there, so be careful, K80.

Monday, April 10, 2006 it me you're looking for?

More hello stickers from Sydney Nov 2005 [Kill Pixie]

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Where did you put it?

This is currently my favourite piece of graffiti... I'm not sure exactly what it is about it that I love so much, although it must have a lot to do with the anger - it's very Punk Rock!

[El Chivo: Behind the Old Blue Last EC2]

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

doppelganger's plug

a gratuitous plug for doppelganger's gratuitous plugs (see what I did there?)

street art on googlemaps

some enterprising young thing has created a very web 2.0 approach to streetart with this googlemaps mashup of all the geotagged flickr pictures of streetart.

(Via make)

(whooohoo: keywords: web 2.0, mashup, geotagged, flickr, googlemaps. I'm ready for my venture capital now)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

adam overload

More Adam Neate in action from Saturday. This video was posted by Armcurl. I'm sorry I'm not l33t enough to embed the vid, but you can see Adam looking up to the left of the screen to where the "inspiration perambulator" is hanging as he starts the next piece.

Yes apparently that is what he calls it, the inspiration perambulator. It is a lot more whimsical than my version.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Look into my eyes...

I think it's cool when graffiti incorporates its surroundings making the mundane more appealing. Here's an example of an awesome sticker placement!

[Alertagrafica: Camden Lock]

Drawing on inspiration

Another picture of Adam Neate from Saturday.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Adam Neate and his inspiration engine

This is Adam Neate and his "inspiration engine" at the opening of his "Sell Out" show at One Small Step today.("inspiration engine" is just what I call it, I dunno what he thinks its name is). It's a painting with the various clock hands going round, each labelled with different things like "animals" and then a list of animals around the circumference, followed by "monsters" (divided into friendly and ugly sections) etc or another one with some moods and colours.The bottom of the board is covered with his favourite words.

He snatches a look at it whenever he doesn't know what to paint next, and one of the clocks will catch his eye... and his inspiration.

As part of his selling-out themed show there are a few of these unique pieces on sale at the gallery. So you can literally buy a piece of Adam's inspiration. Now thats how you sell out.