Billi Kid Gives Us a Glimpse into Sticker Culture and Combo Slaps

[caption id=”attachment_853” align=”aligncenter” width=”570” caption=”John McCain Dancing in Stamford CT by Billi Kid”]John McCain Dancing in Stamford CT by Billi Kid[/caption]

Right now, you may be scratching your head, wondering what exactly constitutes “sticker culture.” Well, sticker culture can be categorized as an off-shoot of graffiti, wheat pasting, and other forms of street art. It’s fresh, ground-breaking, and setting the street art bar just a little bit higher. No longer bound to legendary figures like Shepard Fairey of “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” fame, sticker designs come from all manner of places and all kinds of skill. From hand drawn pieces on USPS labels, to high-quality vinyl prints, artists all across the globe create and trade stickers with one another. This can be to simply beef up personal collections or more importantly, to spread the wealth through impromptu street galleries otherwise known as combo slaps. Billi Kid has firmly placed himself at the heart of the combo slap phenomenon by delivering eye popping visuals that turn heads, while still respecting individual designs. Through careful planning and creative execution he highlights each and every artist by making sure their work gets noticed on the streets and on the web.
At times Billi Kid admits it’s heartbreaking to part with one of these tiny master pieces, but he knows he has to follow the rules of the game: stickers belong on the streets, not in your closet. For his latest incarnations, Billi Kid has partnered with legendary street artist Zoltron, who owns one of the best sticker printing websites out there, Sticker Robot. Together, they have created Obama pieces decorated with hundreds of stickers. In the middle of these pieces, Zoltron’s Obama for president poster is visible. With 5 boards under his belt, he will continue the onslaught at least until election day, maybe longer.
The first five people to email Billi Kid at info@billikid.com with the slogan GO OBAMA! will get a free swag, including a Billi Kid t-shirt and some Billi Kid stickers. Just leave your mailing address. If you’re interested in the Obama posters, check out Zoltron’s store.

[caption id=”attachment_855” align=”alignnone” width=”500” caption=”Billi the Kid slaps Henry Street in Stamford, CT.”]Billi the Kid slaps Henry Street in Stamford, CT.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_856” align=”alignnone” width=”500” caption=”Billi the Kid vs Wooster Street near Grand, NYC.”]Billi the Kid vs Wooster Street near Grand, NYC.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_857” align=”alignnone” width=”500” caption=”Billi the Kid, just killin it. Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.”]Billi the Kid, just killin it. Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_858” align=”alignnone” width=”500” caption=”Notorious Billi The Kid hits NYC, on Mott Street between Houston and Prince.”]Notorious Billi The Kid hits NYC, on Mott Street between Houston and Prince.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_859” align=”alignnone” width=”500” caption=”Billi Redux - corner of Wooster Street and Grand.”]Billi Redux - corner of Wooster Street and Grand.[/caption]

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