Every Saturday I will be reviewing art books, and everything inbetween.
This Saturday I thought I’d start with my favourite thing in the world…stickers. lol.
STICKER BOMB, STICKER BOMB2, and STICKER BOMB MONSTERS.
This is a series of sticker books put out by Studio Rarekwai, retailing around $15 each and with 250 stickers in each. The hook is stickers made by artists, and boy do they not kid. The stickers in these books are amazing and the talent contained in them is mind blowing. These books are not limited to ‘street artists’ and the range is vast in the artwork. The books are well put together and great quality, each page as well is individual, no double-sided pages in any of the books meaning you can cut stickers out and have no fear of wrecking the back side. There is no way to go through the whole book and not find something you like. The alternative of course is that there is stuff you don’t like at all, which is fine. Unless you don’t like art at all you will probably enjoy these stickers. In terms of which book does it better the answer is clear to me. Stickerbomb2 is superior, being the follow up to the first one you can see the artists are better, the range is better, and the stickers are better. I love nearly everything in Stickerbomb2, where there are a lot in the first book I laminated to myself are “give away stickers” to friends where in the predecessor I would be a little heartbroken to give away. My favourite though goes to Stickbomb Monsters….the stickers are just exceptional and centred around the idea of monsters (can you really go wrong with monsters?) nearly everything is a feast for the eyes. The one downside to Stickerbomb Monster and why it isn’t the best, is that although it contains the same amount of stickers, its half the size. So if you want to start with one, go for Stickerbomb2, unless you love monsters.
If you’re a sticker collector, or want to do a project like cover you bathroom/table/wall in stickers, or you just want to sticker bomb your city these books will serve you well. For a better look at each individual book there is galleries below for each.