BORN OUT OF COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY
Stickerbomb started life as a book series in 2008. It was made by creative studio theSRK / Studio Rarekwai and published by old school UK publishers Laurence King Publishing. The founders and authors, Ryo Sanada (rios) and Suridh Hassan (shaz) also made documentaries, indie films, adverts and produced events with the HQ being in the heart of East London — Mare Street, Hackney.
For a time it was good - really good!
Stickerbomb, the first original book, featured around 100 artists - world class artists from street art, illustration and graffiti and it was a great book that we're hugely proud of that sold very well.
A few years after that release, both Ryo and Shaz felt living in London, fun as it is, was still a small part of the world. Both being part Asian they decided to follow their heritage and head East to the tropics where life is sunnier and opportunities are abundant.
Now over the last decade, Stickerbomb has had a home in Bangkok - we opened The Space Gallery on the Chao Praya river. We had a shared studio with some great artists in Jakarta. We had small content studio in Singapore and we even had a little spot in Siem Reap, Cambodia. In all these places Ryo and Suridh met some great artists, had some great events, their fair share of ups and downs and made a lot friends plus had a good laugh doing it.
So here we are -- a post Covid, digital first, polarized world. It feels now, more than ever, we need to re-introduce ourselves to a whole new community. We’ll do this through what we know - more collaborations, more artist callouts, more releases and the launch of Stickerbomb Press - our own publishing imprint.