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Renaissance-X
24-04-14, 07:52 PM
Now I dislike sticker bombing but I thought I would try to get rid of some misconceptions out there.

I have heard people say things like "sticker bombing is about putting cap part brand names all over your panels" etc and only directly relating it to cars.


In graffiti terms bombing is when you cover something with lots of paint, like a train line or something because in a sense what you are doing can be considered destructive.

For example.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn-jkhmFE1U

From traditional graffit stemed a newer kind of street art that often uses stencils and stickers that doesn't rely much on the form and composition of letters for aesthetic value.

In this form of urban art when something is covered with lots of stickers it is called sticker bombing.
A name that comes from more traditional graffiti...

For example these are sticker bombed signs...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/4733857727_66359a58f9_m.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/12117445113_53339c4801_z.jpg

Typical example of street art stickers.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQO2S5g8RwCj5mS-WuUlFtO_O8VefynLr_T9wAg93P5FRBdFLMskA

Some may disagree with me but I thought I would try shed some light on this because of how often the term 'sticker bombing' gets thrown around with cars these days.

91led
24-04-14, 08:54 PM
And you're surprised that the halfwits that do it didn't think of it themselves? You mean people have copied something from someone else? Well, I'll be...

Renaissance-X
24-04-14, 09:09 PM
And you're surprised that the halfwits that do it didn't think of it themselves? You mean people have copied something from someone else? Well, I'll be...

It's not that.

Just trying to clear a few misconceptions.