DIY: design it yourself street art

now, don’t get us wrong, we are not encouraging any illegal activity. more what we’d call, er, sticker activism. truth is, Diane has been recently inspired by the movie exit through the gift shop (about an eccentric French shop keeper that tries to locate and befriend British street artist Banksy) and then just happened to find a DIY street art card in the DIY: design it yourself card deck. it seems the universe is conspiring towards the distribution of our creative flair! we’re considering employing the same methods Diane says they use in the movie: giant prints, giant brushes and lots and lots of glue. what do you guys think?

The 'DIY Street Art' card from the 'DIY: Design it Yourself' card deck at Jumping Tangentshere’s what the DIY street art card tells us to do:

inspired by street art such as graffiti and posters, street stickers have become a fast-moving artistic medium. downloadable files posted on the internet are available to print and stick anywhere, anytime. a sticker designed in Baltimore today could end up on a road sign in Tokyo tomorrow. use this global urban phenomenon to push a cause, promote an event, or simply share your art. stickers also make great give-aways, party favors, invitations, and more.

tools:
scissors, printer

materials:
full sheets of label stock (available at office supply stores) compatible with your printer, clear contact paper

instructions:

  • create your designs by hand and scan, or create them on your computer.
  • print your designs on label stock.
  • keep in mind that glossy paper will weather the elements better than matte paper. laminate your sticker sheet with contact paper for the best all weather protection.
  • carefully cut out your creations, stick them up around town, and distribute to friends.
  • you can save or scan your artwork as a PDF file and post it on a website so anyone can download and print your art. include crop marks for square stickers to make cutting easier.

we’d love to hear about your ideas for street art, or about any street art you may have seen in your adventures (we love the stuff around Melbourne, for starters).

XX

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jumping tangents is a very awesome (it's true, we are) online gift shop that specialises in infusing the everyday with more intrigue, surprise and delight! we love giving the best gifts in the world; we love getting the best gifts in the world; and we like helping other people give the best gifts in the world. all of us here (and that includes you, our friend!) are the best gifters in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD. this blog is just one of our gifts to you. another is our website, www.jumpingtangents.co.nz. give us some love in the form of comments or emails and you will have our hearts forever. love cathie, diane, claire, kimberley and the jt team xxx
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2 Responses to DIY: design it yourself street art

  1. Lani Doud says:

    i love your blog.

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