An insightful four-part documentary about sticker art, directed by Alexis Deforges.
'The story of stickers is about movement: the systematic gesture consisting of peeling off the back of a sticker and slapping it, the transmission hand to hand from an artist to a gifted ambassador; the thousands of miles traveled through postal service. Stickers are like presents that transmit a message of which the user of the sticker is a conduit…Stickering is for the creative individuals who see the urban landscape as a canvas just as skateboarders see the city as a playground…'
'Sticker artists have no better satisfaction than seeing one of their creations placed up by others in a place they are visiting for the first time. As soon as they hit the public space, stickers take life, travels and generate emotions along the way'.
'Many artists born in the 70‘s and 80‘s will tell you that one of their first graphic shock and influence were skateboarding brand stickers. Often subversive, but always colourful and visually stunning, skateboarding and stickers is a love story with a great ending'.
'What makes stickers so great is that they help you to customize your environment and make it yours. Whether it is a bedroom door, a freshman’s fridge, a laptop or a notebook, stickers help you in the appropriation of your surroundings… In a way, stickers activate the creative fiber wich lays in many individuals'.
'From propaganda tools to bumper stickers, through skateboarding brands artwork and street art, there was always from the very beginning, a sense of subversion in the act of slapping stickers. This mix of visual elements and messages make stickers an essential item of the counter culture sphere!'.