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Claw & Talon Tattoo


Bringing artwork to life in more ways than one. Claw & Talon Tattoo is creating amazing tattoo designs and making them into custom stickers to promote their shop.

There are three artists that make up the shop; Vinny, David and Ryan, each has their own unique style. Claw & Talon is in Boulder, Colorado making it a popular spot for residents and travelers to stop in.

Claw & Talon is all about providing an excellent experience for people to get tattoos. Whether it is a design picked out from the artist, or your very own idea, they will work with you to make it easy and comfortable to get the perfect tattoo.

To show off their style, they put together a great black and white design to promote the shop. It looks amazing printed as a custom die cut sticker, as the edges of the sticker are cut around the custom shaped design. This is a killer sticker to be applied around the shop and to hand out to folks getting work done at Claw & Talon Tattoo.

Access Gallery presents Stick'em Up Chuck

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

Access Gallery has used extra stickers from our production to give to artists with disabilities with the purpose of creating art. The result is an awesome exhibit called Stick'Em Up Chuck.

Access Gallery is part of the VSA Colorado which supports individuals with disabilities to be able to aspire to have careers in the arts. Access Gallery is the cornerstone of their work where they setup exhibits of artists with disabilities on a regular basis. They reside here in Denver, Colorado in the Santa Fe Art District and feature a free gallery open to the public.

So where did stickers come in to play? During the sticker manufacturing process, we see a fair amount of extra stickers that stack up and get used for various things. This is where our own piece of art, Saul the Largest Sticker Ball was born. Access Gallery by way of a third party came across a box of our stickers and the gears started spinning. The key to their art is that it is accessible art.
"Accessible art takes many forms, we consider cost, availability and workability of a material. Many art materials are also expensive and not easily transported. For this culmination of our Fall Residency programs explores all things sticky, tacky, tapey and tactile.  We wanted to see what we could really do with every day objects that need little if any artistic talent. We have a portrait of Chuck Norris, Santa and his reindeer made of tape and have completely re-imagined a thrift store sculpture. Many of these pieces were created by people with significant physical and mental disabilities."

Tonight marks the kickoff of the Stick'em Up Chuck exhibit featuring lots of stickers worked into several of the art pieces. The exhibit will run until February 3rd and features a Meet the Artist night on January 20th.

Get out to support the sticker accessible arts and these great artists' work.


Sticker Prints for Upper Playground


We have amazing creative companies that are putting together rad collections of stickers. Upper Playground is expressing their art and style through several custom stickers promoting their brand and artists.

Upper Playground is an art and fashion company and overall a factory for producing out of this world designs in collaboration with incredible artists. They kicked off as a company in San Francisco back in 1999 and sell clothing, apparel, sneakers, prints and other goods online, as well as their three retail stores located in San Francisco, Berkeley and Portland. They also have established art galleries Fifty24SF in San Francisco, Fifty24PDX in Portland and Fifty24MX in Mexico City, Mexico. They are known to be an independent lifestyle brand and push progressive creative lifestyles.

They recently printed up fifteen unique sticker designs that caught all our eyes going through the sticker production process. Roughly half of them were various designs around their brand name for a sweet variety of custom logo stickers. The rest of them were designs and creations of artists they work for that are now turned into portable sticky prints that can go on laptops, cars, skateboards and pretty much anywhere that a sticky substrate will cling to. Our favorite might be the reference of the classic movie Scarface with "The World is Yours" design.

The sticker world is yours Upper Playground, kudos for these amazing sticker designs.

Art Makers Denver 2016

Sponsored Stickers Art Makers Denver 2016

Art Makers Denver 2016

Today we are talking art, one of our favorite things about the sticker business. We love great design and sweet artwork on the stickers we print for customers, and Art Makers Denver 2016 is just the kind of sponsored event that gets the creative juices flowing.

There are four days of workshops that cover a diverse group of instructors and artists possessing various levels of experience, from calligraphy to paper making to 3D drawing. Basically, there will be no shortage of inspiration and creativity.

They printed up a neat square event sticker that's a type-forward design, featuring a text mask with a piece of art fill in the negative space of their font over a white background, with a crimson footer that holds their event logo for maximum, but subtle, brand awareness. This urban art retreat brings innovative techniques and unique projects to the table with talented, accomplished and spirited artists waiting to create with you.

McNichols Civic Center Building

Art Makers Denver will occupy the second and third floors of Denver's historic McNichols building. It's a creative space in an of itself, with a series of movable walls and curtains to create individual workshop spaces. Each floor will accommodate approximately seven workshops, which means lots of room for artistic expression.

Check out this video about last year's event

Take a Stroll at Artwalk Longmont


There's nothing better than bringing community together around art. Artwalk Longmont is a collaboration of downtown businesses, sponsors and local artists to put a great showcase of art and music three times over the summer months.

This coming Saturday, July 16th is the second in the three part series of artwalks hosted in downtown Longmont. From 4pm to 8pm there will be live artist demonstrations, interactive, activities, free musical performances, and visit our sponsor venues for pop-up artist exhibits.

Artwalk Longmont printed up some colorful sticker sheets with fun designs illustrating the art, performance, and music side of the event, as well as a stoplight with a walking person in the green light for "Go."

We are excited to sponsor the event with these stickers and will be rolling down the artwalk with Saul the World's Largest Sticker Ball set up at our tent for the night. Stop by, say hello and slap a sticker on the ball. He is a piece of sticker art like no other, crowned by Guinness World Records as the largest of his kind.

The final Artwalk Longmont will be on September 17th, so mark your calendar.



Artist Spotlight: Giraffes and Robots


It's art the makes you smile. Giraffes and Robots was started by an artist, Atabey Sánchez-Haiman, whose goal is to block out all the bad and negative things in the world with bright and cheery artwork conveyed in multiple ways including fun colorful custom stickers.

It all started as a kid and a dream to someday be an Astronaut. The pursuit of this dream and lots of time in biology labs being creative in scientific ways did not fulfill Atabey. Then one day through travel and inspiration from other artists, the painting of giraffes and robots began and so began her career as an artist.
"Many express surprise at the switch from science to art, but I believe that art and science complement each other beautifully. My studio is full of tins, jars, souvenirs, boxes, toys, papers, postcards, illustrations, books, photos and many other items I’ve collected during my travels. All are sources of inspiration for my work. I am an astronaut after all because I discover, create and explore new worlds everyday."

Giraffes and Robots has tons of great designs and illustrations, check them out.


We love art and seeing it turned into colorful, fun stickers is the best perk of what we do in custom sticker printing.