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EKIEM, Graphic Design, Illustration and Stickers!

EKIEM, Graphic Design, Illustration and Stickers!

EKIEM is another long time collaborator. He's trusted us with his stickerpacks and his work and we're really happy to catch up with him after so long.    How did it all start and when did you developed an interest in the Visual Arts? Magazines, record covers, toys, TV, movies, posters in the street. I started drawing naturally around 4-5 years old, copying TV cartoons or comics. As I grew up, I chose to study graphic design, and then I went on to a freelance. Everything followed quite naturally and I developed my artistic work in parallel.   How was...

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Art and Cannabis with Barcelona based artist As Rude As Possible

Art and Cannabis with Barcelona based artist As Rude As Possible

"I'm highly inspired by many different things...skateboard designs, hip-hop, punk, pop culture too. I try to absorb everything around me that I love or hate and make it part of my arty world...and if many artists and brands collaborate to create interesting and challenging designs, the view of the public can quickly change."   Barcelona-based artist Chus Margallo aka As Rude As Possible has been creating art that is heavily influenced by cannabis and skateboarding culture. His creations are usually quirky characterisations of cannabis and reflect his fun, vibrant personality. In this article, he talks about how AS RUDE AS POSSIBLE (ARAP)...

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Nebojsa Matkovic on Art Obesity and Authenticity

Nebojsa Matkovic on Art Obesity and Authenticity

"I feel that when you get to the bottom of who you are and where you want to go, things change drastically. That authenticity can kill the creative pain that I feel often. With that authenticity, you just channel stuff through you, become more spontaneous... like a kid that is playing in his backyard." Serbian designer Nebojsa Matkovic recalls his beginnings and how "art obesity" can be bad for you.     How did you get started and when did you first develop an interest in illustration/graphic design? As a kid, I loved to draw. But when I got a bit older,...

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THIS IS LIMBO, The Art of Addam Yekutieli aka KNOW HOPE

THIS IS LIMBO, The Art of Addam Yekutieli aka KNOW HOPE

Towards the end of 2020, we caught up with one of our favourite artists. Adam Yekutiel who for many is known as THIS IS LIMBO or KNOW HOPE. He featured  back in the original Stickerbomb book (2007/2008) and it's been wonderful seeing his work progress, change, evolve and take on more meanings and narratives as we all move through our lives. We caught up with Adam towards the end of last year and he gave us some great insight into his work process, his going between his characters and his more text based work and thoughts behind the dialogue and narratives he creates....

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Peruvian Artist TANIA BRUN - Life, Death, Embroidery & Art

Peruvian Artist TANIA BRUN - Life, Death, Embroidery & Art

"...I work around the theme of death as a way to accept the fact that we are all going to die someday...and to try to understand better the feeling of loss one has, when someone close dies..." Peruvian artist Tania Brun talks about her fascination in the dichotomy that revolves around the theme of life and death, venturing into embroidery, and how album covers became her favourite thing to work on.     Your well known for both your monochromatic & colourful Calaveras (skulls) including themes such as death - can you tell us a bit more? I work around...

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