Brother in Sticker Art: Rodrigo Brogini Bueno aka Garde
Stickers in the street from: 2012
City: Sao Paulo
1 - Introduce your sticker art project
About 7 years ago I went deep into the sticker art culture, started creating my stickers, and in my first exchanges I discovered artists all over the world and where I had as reference some trading websites like BOMIT. Today I have stickers around the world, I have made many friends and I have a collection of collabs with various artists. My stage name is Garde and I have different logos and creations. I created my character, a small devil about 20 years ago, first it was just a small devil, but maybe it can have many messages and meanings, some people say that its hand looks like a hemp leaf. I also created a UFO years ago, and first intention was to have a funny UFO around the city, and also it has many meanings and symbols... I always started to make stickers thinking to have fun and maybe contribute for art around, not the meaning of industry of art $$$, but to make it to all and to all have fun. My sticker art project spread art from many countries to my city, or where I go. Stickers is really cool and fast way to leave a message and put everyone in connection! I love to have new experience with stickers, so I make stickers with different kinds of ways, I sometimes prefer just make hand made, or stencil, or ...
I also make a fanzine called Espinafre Stickers Zine, where I use photos of the interventions I perform in the format of combos, which is a bunch of stickers glued in one place.
2 - In what creative ways have you collaborated with other sticker artists?
First I like to trade stickers and make combos or other kinds of installation, last year I did different kinds of installations. Also, last two years I made collabs with different artists around world, and active in many sticker art projects around the globe!
3 - Have you ever organized an event about sticker art? If not, you can write something about an event you have attended
I started the Espinafre Stickers Zine, making a call for the Espinafre Stickers Expo. I was new in the game and I started to received sticker from many countries and making new friends. I choose to put all stickers on the streets and not made a close event just for some people.
Espinafre Stickers Zine 1 to 6: https://issuu.com/espinafrestickerszine/docs/espinafre_stickers_zine_1_to_6
4 - What are your future projects in the world of sticker art?
I am finishing the Espinafre Stickers Zine 7, I need more few combos and in this issue I will mention the amazing project called #nohatefamily from some good people from Cologne - Germany.
I am still sticking stickers around my new home, I just moved to São Paulo again and in 5 months my stickers are everywhere :) Sure, trades are welcome! (:
5 - What sticker artists do you admire or are important to you?
My interest in this type of urban art began seeing the spread of the city of São Paulo the signature of an artist named Rodrigo Chã who had as symbol a dove. Wojo from Amsterdam, is a kind of inspiration because he makes his character with handmade. I have a special admiration for the Germans players, because they play "hard" (Psyco, Tuna, Spam, Hallo Karlo, Hatch Sticker Museum, Planet Self and many others). Zombie Art Squad from Canada, Skam and Mr. Mumblejinx from the USA use different kind of technical and I really love these stickers! When I receive the first pack from BOMIT, I had stickers from many artists, I loved the energy to receive a pack with different styles, materials, messages... it was really cool (: