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10 Questions with Cycling Culture Specialist, Stevil Kinevil

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

This week we interviewed Stevil Kinevil, an artist, blogger, sticker lover and notorious voice of Cycling culture, who enjoys the occasional powerslide and bunny hop.

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10 Questions with Vector Jedi Master, Hydro74

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

This week we interviewed Hydro74, the notorious Orlando based artist , designer, fontographer, master of the vector arts and notorious silkscreen sticker-slinging aficionado.

interview with joshua smith aka hydro74

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10 Questions with New York Sticker Artist, Ty

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

Welcome to the wonderfully colorful & highly adhesive world of Ty

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10 Questions with Sticker Combo Street Artist, Billi Kid…

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

Billi Kid is a sticker aficionado. His massive sticker combos, where he compiles thousands of stickers by trading with other adhesive artists around the world, and then collaging large scale works, are a sight to behold.

Over the years, those very sticker trades and combos (and lots of hard work) have paved the way to Billi’s art work gracing pages in books and magazines (including time magazine,) curating art shows and creative collaborations, creative licensing partnerships with the NBA® and corporate commissions from kingpin sugar-peddlers, Sprite™ as well as intimate sticker-related creative projects work local high schools and younger generations. Billi is on a mission. And Stickers are a big part of it..

Today we asked Billi Kid 10 Questions…

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10 Questions with The Toy Making, Sticker Wielding Shawn Smith AKA Shawnimals

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

Shawn Smith rules. So does his highly accomplished & uniquely inspired character design studio Shawnimals, a thriving company that he and his wife Jen created and co-founded over 10 years ago.

In that time, over 450 colorful, highly personal characters have spawned, bringing together kids and adults, toy collectors, pop culture enthusiasts and anyone that enjoys the occasional stuffed ninja.

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10 Questions with Los Angeles Sticker Artist, Cryptik

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

Our friend Cryptik is an amazing artist. His organic, refined calligraphic abilities are delicate and bold. His creative aesthetic and overall attention to detail is remarkable, and his contribution to the enhancement of urban outdoor landscapes is a thing of grace and beauty. Along with his fine art and gallery installations, Cryptik uses custom stickers and t-shirts as a means of furthering his message & his spiritual philosophy…

Here’s 10 Questions with Cryptik.

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10 Questions with Greg Mishka

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

We’ve been working with the street-wear slinging, sticker savvy, fashion-centric heavyweight, Greg Mishka for quite a few years. The Mishka style is unmistakable and the Mishka brand is undeniable. To us, having printed millions of stickers over the years, we feel like we’re pretty damn good at being able to identify how effective a sticker will be, by how iconic and distinguishable it is. And in the case of Mishka, there’s no denying the impact of their homegrown, intensely colorful, graphic-heavy brand appeal. Yeah, I said “Appeal”…

This week, we asked the entrepreneurial, toy collecting, style guru and all around master of merch & marketing, Greg Mishka to sit down (presumably) and answer 10 questions.

Oh and make sure to leave a comment below. Greg is sending a Mishka Sticker Pack to a random commenter.

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10 Questions with Street Artist & Vinyl Sticker Guru, ABCNT

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

This week, we asked the distinctively mysterious, highly recognizable, visually confrontational LA based public artist, motion graphic heavyweight, political activist, DJ, and sticker aficionado, ABCNT to answer 10 questions…

Ten Questions with ABCNT
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10 Questions with Travis Millard (Fudge Factory Comics)

On a regular basis we’ll ask a new sticker artist a series of 10 questions. To keep things simple and to engage in a deeply philosophical, long term case study of the scientifically complicated “Sticker Artist’s mind,” we’ve decided to leave the questions the same every week.

Oh… and this time, we’re giving away a Fudge Factory Adhesive Kit to a random commenter to this thread… So leave a comment, yo.

This week, we had a virtual sit down with one of our favorite underground illustrators, Travis Millard. Travis is, first and foremost, an undeniably skilled, self taught, highly prolific, untamed and original drawer of all things rad. Countless hours of pen to paper and relentless doodlings have slowly cultivated a raw and free-spirited drawing style that is unmistakably and undeniably his very own. Millard’s constant creative flow and casual, yet hard working approach to simply doing what he has always done, has established himself as a highly accomplished jack of all trades, whose creative endeavors include painting, sculpting, writing, comic-making, designing, publishing, printing, skating, eating, tweeting and purveying high quality knock knock jokes… In no particular order.

Oh and did we mention that Travis is sort of a crazed sticker fanatic ? (Ok, we may have had a slight hand in the voluntary printing tens of thousands of Millard stickers, but sometimes you gotta push a baby bird out of the nest…)

OK, without further adieu (yes, that’s French for “adieu”) here’s 10 questions with Travis Millard.

Ten Questions with Travis Millard (Fudge Factory Comics)
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