1. Sticker... Own art direction or nice side phenomenon and why ?
I find Sticker great! Even "back then" when I started with graffiti. At home in peace, labeling small adhesive labels from office supplies with tags to be able to act faster in the suburban train to leave my "sign". And now I can develop and prepare designs at home with even more peace and quiet, and then "take them outside", or distribute to others. Some even end up in museums ;-)
2. Own sticker story in keywords (first sticker contact, first design, current state, own favorite design, good quick sticker story ?)
As mentioned before a little bit, it started already in the early 90ies with own stickers. It was always an accepted medium for me to transport my ideas. Maybe a short story from the beginning of the "big wave" beginning of the 2000s. There were no online order forms like we all use today. In order to get cheap printed stickers, I took the matter into my own hands at that time, I asked friends and colleagues via ekosystem.org to join forces in order to get a complete A1 print sheet full of sticker designs, so that the print shop would first start up the machines and the price would drop. At that time, I supplied the first people throughout Europe with a really favorable deal for self-produced colored stickers. Here a "rare shot" of a complete sheet from the year 2003 in about...
3. Favorite sticker artist and / or favorite sticker and why?
If it's about stickers now, I would probably say DaveThe Chimp and Stefan Marx. Both super artists to which I look up and which I already know from the early days and with which I have already brought some common designs to the start.
Currently I celebrate an own sticker: "Chase the spray can devil"...! My remake of an 80's-GFR sticker. I like to quote anyway, and currently much prefer sticker motifs with "GFR" heritage, due to my personal childhood background and instead of the usual flirting with US pop culture... Whereas: Star Wars always goes and is also just back in my repertoire.
Best regards to Oli & his museum!