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Catherine Tedford, Director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University and curator of the Street Art Graphics collection, has called stickers “one of the most democratic art forms.” The collection—which features stickers from over forty countries dating to the 1910s, many donated by Oliver Baudach, founder and director of the Berlin-based Hatch Kingdom Sticker Museum—is now freely available on JSTOR. Tedford has been building the archive since 2004. She explains the appeal of stickers in an Artstor blog post from 2017: “Representing a diverse array of voices and perspectives, stickers offer a spirited “ground up” alternative to an often “top down” media-saturated environment.” They’ve been called personal, political, mysterious, and mundane. May we add, scary? Nah. They’re just great! Browse stickers depicting everything from the Boxing Furrball and Curly Haired Octopus to political actions by the International Workers of the World in the Street Art Graphics collection on JSTOR!

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Slogans for Nothing (Allison Tanenhaus)
Image of black cat with arched back, probably conceived by I.W.W. member Ralph Chaplin to indicate “direct action at the point of production” in the labor market.
Darla Freeze
Tine Fetz
M99 – Gemischtwarenladen mit Revolutionsbedarf
Pampl Baumann
Montreal Anarchist Book Fair
Allison Tanenhaus