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Choose either custom drawn (check out www.armedstarstudios.com on what you can expect) or a random selection of skateboard, music, snowboard, etc. Selection will be based on the quality of stickers we receive from you. So to get things rolling send your packs to:

Sticker Life
227 E Streamwood Blvd
Streamwood, IL 60107

Again, we’ll send ours out once we get yours.

Michael Anderson, a Bronx-born artist, claims to have the largest collection of graffiti stickers, numbering 40,000 give-or-take. All of which he peeled by hand on the New York City streets with a leatherman tool and kept them in a notebook.

In 2008, the Ace Hotel came called on Michael Anderson to design a mural for the hotel’s entry way and the sticker wall was born. The collection boasts over 4,000 or so stickers scanned from Anderson’s notebooks. The curation provides a unique and visually interesting display in the hotel and commemorates New York’s long culture of street art.

The rest of the hotel is nice too, providing a homey-feel that is comforting. The Ace Hotel has expanded into several different cities including Seattle, Portland, and Palm Springs offering a similar feel, though New York is unique in the street art aspect of it.

I don’t know about you, but this hotel is definitely worth checking out the next time I’m out that way for a visit.

For more information on the hotel: www.acehotel.com

For more information on the sticker display check out the write-up on New York Magazine’s website.

Sticker Phiends IV

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123Klan’s Demo Reel

Always a source of inspiration for stickers, graphics, and street art, 123Klan released their demo reel for 2011. It’s really sick so check it:

Check out the rest of their stuff at www.123klan.com

Sticker Spotting – NYC

Sticker Life took a short trip to NYC a few weeks back. It was a journey filled with skateboarding, punk rock, and urban exploring. NYC is a playground for street artists and sticker artists. Here are a few of the coolest places we witnessed:

Randomly happened upon 5 Pointz – a huge artists area. We were actually on our way back from the Maloof skate park when we got off on a stop for some food. Saw this art oasis across from the subway station and had to explore.

A bunch of awesome stickers around NYC. Even scored some for free from Autumn Skate Shop and from a French artist we ran into at 5 Pointz. Love the underwear sticker!

Shepard Fairey spotting in East Village – near St. Marks.

We’d like to thank Chris Berntsen for putting us up in his awesome loft. We can’t wait to go back and see more!

GSelect has some awesome pics and review of the new book Stickers – Stuck Up Piece of Crap book up on their site. This is definitely something worth buying, for yourself or as a gift to any sticker/street art fan.

You can check out the deluxe and regular editions at Amazon too!

Sticker Spotting

Sticker spotting at the local Borders book store. These cute little things remind me of the Lisa Frank stickers I had back in the day.

Playa Grande, Costa Rica sticker spotting

I can’t think of anything more welcoming than when you’re in a strange place you’ve never been and you notice the town sign is covered with stickers- surfing, skating and art, this was our kind of town. A few feet later, we saw another, and not too much further down was streets lined with surf shops and small restaurants. We knew we reached our destination of good times. This was from Sticker Life’s trip to Costa Rica not too long ago. The cupcake sticker was my personal favorite.

Send Us Your Stickers

Know of some awesome stickers that aren’t in our gallery? Click here to tell us where they are – or send us an image! Or even snail mail us if you’d like (just fill out the form and ask for the address).

Chiquita Banana Brand Refresh

Chiquita Banana Brand Refresh

This news may be a little old, but still awesome. Chiquita Banana has refreshed their brand as well as their stickers. The new design makes these iconic stickers even more collectible by using playful illustrations. I’ll definitely will be sure to eat more bananas now. Click here for an interview with the designer and more about what went into the idea behind the relaunch.