Show flyer design courtesy of MadOakTree
We're at it again!
The Twin Cities first and only all-sticker art showcase returns for Part II this September at Cal-Surf!
This time it's locals only, so plan to attend this one-night-only event and meet the artists.
Each of our artists will be both displaying and selling their slappable artwork for your enjoyment.
Follow us on Twitter to stay updated on developments and news as the date draws closer!
DogFace Boy hails from the flat area of the US that is known
as North Dakota. Upon moving to Minneapolis, the fledgling
graphic designer who only really knew the computer aspects
of design grew to appreciate all things design-related,
including the less-than-legal aspects of stickers and street
art. Now residing in Northeast his work has broadened, but is
still very much rooted in his computer-driven design
Dani Reese cuts paper.
She is an illustrator based out of the Twin Cities, and
recently graduated from The College of Visual Arts
My name is Michael Lizama and I live in Minneapolis. I’m a
graphic designer and operate under the name Blue Torpedo.
My primary job is graphic design and as an independent
designer I pull different hours every day. I work mostly from
home with a handful of corporate clients. After 30 years of
working at design firms, it’s great doing my own thing. Lots of
freedom and flexibility from day to day.
I would say my style is very graphic, hard-edged, my design
clean and simple. I draw my influences from everything and
Everyone loves Therst. If there was ever a pleasant, more
calming and humble guy, well, … I haven't met him yet. But
don't let all my talk of pleasantry and gentlemanly qualities
put you off from the guy. He's a nut. He's a quiet skin housing
a torrent of furious talents and Shakespearean visual lyrics.
He's a quiet tiger crouching low, waiting to throw your ass off
Madoaktree sprouted from the swamplands of St. Paul MN. He has a
degree in kool-aid chemistry and briefly lost his vision while procuring
the fabled orange pineapple flavor. He enjoys taking trips to ancient
Egypt via stargate to visit his cat's family and practice Alchemy. The
stickers produced by Madoaktree have magical properties if ingested.
Warning: Do not ingest the stickers unless you have a walking stick
and 8 hours to spare.
DOG FACE BOY
My name is Shark. I am an art/printmaker residing in the
urban jungle of St. Paul Minnesota. I typically create work to
make myself, or my friends laugh. I love music, firepits,
linoleum, beer, ballpoint penz, and being outside. If I could be
anyone in the world I would be Diamond David Lee Roth.
If I could have any super power I'd be good at counting
cards, playing pool, and throwing darts. My side kick would
have infinite strength and look like Macho Man Randy
Savage (without the leotard). He would hangout in the
shadows on the periphery, eating jalapeno poppers, while I
scammed unsuspecting bros at rural midwestern bars.
FOOP (aka Junkykid) is the alias name of my sticker
street art. Junkykid's urban cartoon art style is a
steady stream of fun, strange and wacky characters.
Using found objects like discarded cardboard, wood
and a variety of paper as his canvas, gives his work
an organic quality and a sense of whimsy. He has
shown and sold his artwork in galleries and online to
people all over the world.
PSEUDO MANITOU -- Manitou: a supernatural power
that permeates the world, possessed in varying
degrees by both spiritual and human beings
-- Pseudo: informal not genuine; pretended. // Born in
Chicago, raised in Indianapolis, educated in
Columbus, graphic design career gained in
Cincinnati, artist emerging in Minneapolis. //
Scatterbrained dyslexic resulting in wild mental
concept associations, later planned, inked,
digitized (with or without typography, depending on
how blunt the image needs to be) and printed in
quantity. // I don't believe in one-time masterpieces; I
believe in breeding en masse through printing,
complete with mutations, letting it migrate outside of
restrictive environments, just as nature has proven
Crawdaddy is the codename of
Minneapolis painter and sticker artist
David Paul Seymour.
Biafra Inc. (pronounced bahy-ah-fruh or bee-ah-fruh) is an
artist residing in the Twin Cities. Taking his name in part
from Jello Biafra from the band Dead Kennedys and
partially from the former secessionist state, his work deals
with current and impending problems.
Known for using stickers, stencils, spray paint and posters
to get his name and imagery up across the globe his work
has shifted from iconography to a more political realm.
Currently he is working to turn his surroundings into a
giant comic story. Biafra has exhibited his work across the
globe. With more than 55,000 of his stickers up around the
world Biafra continues to work tirelessly on getting his work
out to the public.
Double is an artist hailing from the working-class
East Side of St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a former
graffiti artist who pulled up his pants, stood up straight and made something of himself.
After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he switched
gears from street art to commercial creative work
and spent over a decade working in design studios,
ad agencies and nonprofit organizations. With so
much time under his belt creating design work to
spread the messages of his clients, he began
counteracting it by experimenting with dry humor
which mocks the conventional communications that
are his bread and butter. Typically using photo
montage along with influences from skateboarding,
hip hop, cartoons and advertising, he produces a
nonsensical mix of artwork with no real purpose.
Unless it says something to you, then he totally
meant to do that.
I feel a closeness with everything and nothing while
drawing. Often I am unaware of a subconscious
conversation happening in my mind. Sometimes I
never realize the dialog has taken place, sometimes
its years later before I realize what I has happened.
But in the moment, I am sometimes not even
conscious of why or what I am drawing or painting.
The interesting part of a trampoline is not standing on
it, it's the air achieved in between you and it. If it
wasn't fun, enjoyable or self-exploratory, I'd stop
creating. I don't make work for myself. But similarly, I
don't make work for anyone else, either. I like images
and figures that are iconic, gritty and well lived, not
lived well. I don't care much for things or people that
haven't earned their wrinkles, scars or smiles. These
may seem like obscure principles, but I cling to them
like a drowning man.
Baums is a twenty-three year old
entity residing around Minneapolis.
Adhering adhesive all over MPLS
for almost five years under a
nameless act, Baums is finally
putting a name and face behind
his blend of typography and
illustration. Influenced and inspired
by better times of free stickers at
the doctors, and days of pumping
quarters into sticker machines,
nervously opening concealed white
cardboard folders. Drawing from a
past that never seems to leave
him, Baums transforms ideas,
whether simple or deeply rooted,