King Rid (U.S.A.)
Brothers in Sticker Art: King Rid
Stickers in the street from: 1993
City: Zoo York Shitty
1 - Introduce your sticker art project
I started writing graffiti in 1983 and started doing in 1992. I ust wanted to get up like everyone else that I saw on my way to school. Seeing my name on busses, trains, sanitations truck and buildings was a big rush, especially when someone else said they saw it.
In New York City, it’s kinda hard to write graffiti nowadays so using stickers is a little bit easier for be, being that I am in my 50’s. Most of my stickers are by hand but I do use graphics and screen printing. Pretty much anyway I can do it, I’ll do it.
When I put up my stickers, I like to use eggshell stickers. Whoever invented this shit is the fucking man! I like to put these up in spots where they will last longer because it’s an eggshell. I am all about the longevity these days.
2 - In what creative ways have you collaborated with other sticker artists?
As a member of the world’s biggest sticker crew, BKC, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and doing numerous collaborations with people from all over the world. It’s been an honor to have met some of these people over the years and I will be forever be grateful to everyone I met in the sticker game. Haters and admirers alike, I love them all.
3 - Have you ever organized an event about sticker art? If not, you can write something about an event you have attended
In June 2011, I am proud to say that I had the first sticker show in NYC: "East Cost Sticky Sticker Art Show". The only sticker show was held in an art gallery, on the west side of Manhattan. I held the top hits on Google searches, people from four countries flew in to see the show and some of NYC’s top graffiti writers stopped in to show support. Over a million stickers were sent in for that show. All the love shown to me was pretty amazing.
4 - What are your future projects in the world of sticker art?
As of now, I have decided to stop trading stickers. I will handing over BKC to a great crew member soon, so I can concentrate on my health and beating this cancer that I have. I’m 50 years old now and decided that all my stickers will be put up in the streets and not in people’s books. I have been doing graffiti since the age of 17 and I think it’s time to reevaluate my art.
5 - What sticker artists do you admire or are important to you?
I admire sticker artists that don’t have egos.
Just google me.