Interviews

Sticker Artist Reveals What F.E.L.N. Stands For

Sticker Artist Reveals What F.E.L.N. Stands For

October 17, 2012 by Hawkins · 2 Comments 

“FELN (Forget Everything, Live Now) was created by my brother Henry.  He used it as his graffiti name before he passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2007. That day I decided I was going to keep FELN alive for him.  I have been busy designing and making stickers and shirts every day. [...]

Have You Seen Herbert? – Interview with Where’s My Hippo

Have You Seen Herbert? – Interview with Where’s My Hippo

June 19, 2012 by Hawkins · Leave a Comment 

Tell us a little about yourself, what is your background?
I grew up on the East Coast. I love skating and photography.  I spent the majority of my days either out on my board or developing film in a darkroom. Eventually I moved to the West Coast, where I do not skate or shoot as nearly [...]

Tips from Successful, Independent Brand Rastaclat

Tips from Successful, Independent Brand Rastaclat

November 29, 2011 by Hawkins · Leave a Comment 

You are a very successful young start-up. Could you list your top do’s and don’ts for other independent brands trying to make it?
Do
Be committed and have a laser focus! Be ready to sacrifice extracurricular activities that may be a hindrance to your success.
Know your customer and make sure your product represents them.
Know how to run [...]

Stop Partying So Much – Interview with Street Grapes

Stop Partying So Much – Interview with Street Grapes

August 31, 2011 by Hawkins · Leave a Comment 

How did your nickname come about?
I came up with the name a little bit more than a year and half ago. I was thinking of a way to incorporate “street art” into my name and I came up with street grapes, grapes standing for art. Every place needs its street grapes. 

What is your [...]

How to Get Your Stickers on Australian TV Shows – Interview with Biafra Inc.

How to Get Your Stickers on Australian TV Shows – Interview with Biafra Inc.

June 23, 2011 by Hawkins · 2 Comments 

In your own words, who is Biafra Inc.?
Biafra Inc. is an artist, and in a way a movement too. I used to do a beauty in the streets campaign with Edie Sedgwick, but I realized that people thought it was more of a fan club than a message; so, I’ve started a [...]

Sticker Artist Not Just Limited to Stickers – Interview with Spain’s Wolf RMK

Sticker Artist Not Just Limited to Stickers – Interview with Spain’s Wolf RMK

October 19, 2010 by Hawkins · 1 Comment 

How did your nickname come about?
In 1999, I started painting WOLF in the streets of Madrid (Spain). I thought WOLF was a powerful name; in Spanish the pronunciation is different from English and it sounds much stronger. Wolves are robust and strong animals as well.
What is your message/purpose/goal?
There are a two goals, not just one! (laughs) [...]

Art With a Message, Fun! – An Interview with Diabetik

Art With a Message, Fun! – An Interview with Diabetik

June 30, 2010 by Hawkins · 2 Comments 

Why do you do what you do?
The world needs a little more humor in it. The best compliment can give me is that my work made them smile or brightened their day. In DC there’s a lot of political street art with a message, which is great, but it constantly reminds you of the problems [...]

Making Michael Jackson Dolls – An Interview with Cupco

Making Michael Jackson Dolls – An Interview with Cupco

May 2, 2010 by Hawkins · Leave a Comment 

What is Cupco?
Cupco is just my alter-ego; a dumb, nonsensical name that my wife and I came up with. I did not want to put my own name out there too much so we cam up with… Cupco!?
How did you get started making dolls? Stickers?
Started making dolls about five years ago. Over 500 made so [...]

Find Inspiration in Potato Chips – An Interview with Monsta

Find Inspiration in Potato Chips – An Interview with Monsta

April 6, 2010 by Hawkins · 1 Comment 

Describe yourself in three words.
Calm, patient, and perfectionist.
Tell us a little about yourself, what is your background?
Born and raised in London, lived here most of my life, except for the five years I was in Leicester for university.  I am back in the city I love now.  I am an avid sneaker and toy collector [...]

Detroit is Now a Street Artist’s Playground – An Interview with Denial

Detroit is Now a Street Artist’s Playground – An Interview with Denial

February 10, 2010 by Hawkins · Leave a Comment 

How did your name Denial come about?
I came up with “DENIAL” about 12 years ago.  Basically, if you switch around the letters in my name “Daniel” you spell DENIAL.  The real reason is that it is such a strong word.  As an artist interested in social justice, “conspiracy theory”, and world politics I really believe [...]