PEEL: The Art of the Sticker
Dave & Holly Combs
- Page Count: 160
- Size: 8 1/2 x 10 inches
- Format: Casebound
- Publication Date: February 2008
- Price: $27.95
- ISBN: 978-0-9795546-0-5
Dave and Holly Combs traveled to New York City from Indianapolis, Indiana, to assist with Sept. 11 recovery efforts. While exploring Manhattan during their off hours, they were inspired by the wealth of stickers they saw all over the city. These stickers made such an impact that the Combses started PEEL, the first street-art magazine with a focus on stickers. Evolving from a black and white zine stuffed into plastic bags to a full-size, glossy, internationally distributed magazine, this book documents the development of PEEL and sticker culture, as the two are intimately linked.
Showcasing stickers, interviews and articles from the first eight issues of PEEL, this book celebrates the innovation and diversity of sticker and street art, including interviews with some of the scene’s legendary figures like Shepard Fairey and SEEN, along with profiles of international sticker communities, and sticker designs from artists across the globe. And of course, the book has stickers, 69 of them.
PEEL: The Art of the Sticker demonstrates how the Combses have created a nexus for the sticker and street art community, providing a forum for artists to transcend culture, language and geography by abiding by the PEEL credo: “Take your art and . . . STICK IT!”