It is and stays so great that the sticker culture is so multifaceted and multicolored on the road !
And so today I have the opportunity and honor to present you something very special and to get some details about from the maker personally...
Bienvenido Manuel : )
How did the idea come about?
One of the things that I was surprised about when I moved to Berlin was how almost every wall in the city was covered by strange and interesting symbols, graffiti, paste-ups, and lots of awesome stickers – like the ones you so carefully curate at the Hatch Kingdom, Oliver !
I wanted to bring some of that aesthetic into the studio and infuse it into objects I could make. I tried so many things with so many techniques - and failed : )
Until one day, I was walking around the city and realized that, with all the rage behind the Be@rbrick, there wasn’t one that captured that Berlin aesthetic! So I decided to make some Sticky Be@rbricks.
How long have you been making them?
I started in late 2019.
Are other things in your world also stickered ?
Haha, yes, so many of them! I tried making abstract sticker paintings over abandoned doors, massive pieces of glass and porcelain I found on the street, etc. I also started to buy giant candy toy dispensers in Madrid and put stickers on them. That is a work in progress, and I hope I can show them to you sometimes to see what you think.
Are there any new plans / ideas for sticking ?
I love mysteries and riddles, and I thought of creating one based on putting stickers all over the city that would be somehow connected and lead you along the way. We tried a mini-version of that a few years ago when I was living in Boston, and I would like to do a more extensive version here if I find a way.
Last but not least a photo from friend Jose, who’s making his own Sticky Be@rbricks – and in my opinion better than mine – version of Bearbricks based on things he sees in Zurich, where he’s living now.