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.

John Watson is an adamant cyclist, a prolific photographer and a successful blogger. Oh, and John Watson loves Stickers… 

interview with john watson, prolly is not probably

John’s website, ProllyisnotProbablywhere he creates and shares (really good) original cycling related content, was started in 2006 in Brooklyn and covers a multitude of facets from cycling culture, including lifestyle, music, video and product reviews.

His Cycling Photosets contain thousands of beautifully captured cycling related images and the Tshirts, Jerseys and Stickers in his Webstore are constantly evolving and consistently sold out.

John typically prints clear vinyl stickers, which once applied, tend to work seamlessly on toptubes, downtubes, seatposts, basically anywhere there’s space on a bike frame, as you will see below.

OK, Let’s get down to it. 10 Questions with John Watson. 

1. what makes a good sticker design?

The ability to make your palms sweaty


the iconic PiNP viking sticker

clear vinyl sticker printing

Clear Vinyl PiNP American Flag Hatchet Stickers

2. what do you do with stickers anyways ?

I ship mine all over the world to cyclists.

photo by dkcholo

3. if you could hand one of your stickers to any one person, who would it be ?

Eddy Merckx

The Cannibal. Former Belgian professional cyclist. Eddy Merckx.

4. silkscreen or digital ?


transparent sticker printing

john likes silkscreen because silkscreen rules.

5. mp3 or cd ?


custom prolly-is-not-probably bucket saddle

diecut flag hatchet sticker

6. what is the last book you read ?

Shop Craft as Soulcraft

7. tell me 3 artists you like

Lamour Supreme

Cyclops Gorilla Plexi Painting


Mega Slaughter

Arik Roper

Killer Apparition

Killer Apparition, Watercolor and gouache. 2009.

8. tell me 3 websites you like




diecut custom shaped stickers

diecut clear stickers

witness the swiftness

9. what would you like 1000 of ?

miles of open road for my bicycle

Custom Prolly Cedar Cycling Merino Jersey

prollyisnotprobably open road

1000 miles of open road…

10. what are you working on now / what’s next for you ?

I’m working on staying afloat, shooting better photos, staying fit, riding as much as possible, a few secret projects and tracking down a bottle of Van Winkle 14 year.

Be Rad. Go Buy a Prolly is Not Probably Shirt.

And….. Click on each of the following photos and see some of John’s hand picked Photosets for your viewing pleasure.


mt hood national park

Cross Crusade Series Race 7

Cross Crusade Series Race 7

The 2012 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race

The 2012 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race

For more information on John’s Various Cyclistic Endeavors, check the following links:

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