People express themselves in various different ways. Of course, one of these is street art. In our previous blog, we’ve discussed street art a bit. This time around, we are going to talk about a contemporary form of expression known as sticker bombing. In recent years, this technique has been gaining prominence.
The eye-catching nature of this style has captured the imagination of both artists and the public alike. Creating vibrant and visually stimulating pieces helps gain attention. If you are running a business, you may want to make use of this method to market your stickers around the area. Using a unique approach can give you an edge over others.
In the blog today, we will help you gain a better understanding of what sticker bombing is.
A Little Backstory
The art of sticker bombing didn’t come from a single place or time. Instead, it organically grew in the street art scene. Notably, it gained a lot of recognition during the 1980s and 1990s in great urban cities like Tokyo and New York.
Graffiti artists began to use these stickers as an alternative or add it to their repertoire as a means of promoting themselves. These tools are quite easy to spread around, thus reaching a broader audience. This trend is closely associated with the youth movement in every generation. It rose together with the punk and skateboarding subculture. Youths adorn their skateboards, helmets, and other personal belongings with their own custom stickers. This method quickly became a way for people to personally express themselves.
Different Techniques and Tips
This type of expression involves more than simply slapping random stickers on random surfaces. Here are some tips and techniques that you should know and make use of.
- Use a variety of stickers: This method is all about diversity and variety.
- Location: Plan and strategically place your art pieces.
- Decide a theme: Pick a theme for your project.
- Respect property: Be sure to respect the property you are using.
With these different tips, you can be sure that your project will become successful. Don’t forget to use other methods to experiment with to produce the best outcome possible.
Types of Stickers to Use
As there are various techniques for using sticker bombing, there are various types to be used as well. Here are a few examples of a sticker that you can make use of. Take a look:
- Commercial – These are used to market and advertise products.
- Pop Culture – These make use of pop culture references, paying homage to popular movies, TV shows, and music.
- Political – These are used to make political commentary, views, and opinions.
- Art – Of course, these are used to express yourself in an urban setting.
Of course, there are many different types that you can still use. You shouldn’t limit yourself to just these types and continue to create unique works.
And that’s all that you need to know! If you are planning to do some sticker bombing, make sure that you have all the knowledge and tools necessary to make your project successful. Aside from this, you can combine it together with other methods of art to create something truly remarkable.