Update August 5, 2013
Plugged Part A – Street Art Graphics (catalogued)
- The international archive has grown to 1,862 street art stickers and street art graphics from Canada, England, Germany, Russia, Spain, the United States, and other countries around the world. Many thanks to St. Lawrence University’s metadata guru, Arline Wolfe, at the library and Carole Mathey at the art gallery. The archive and a full description of the collection can be found by clicking on the link above.
Plugged Part B – Stickerkitty’s Collection on Flickr (uncatalogued)
- Of the over 9,000 stickers in my collection, over 7,400 stickers have been scanned and added to Flickr. Grouped by date and location, they can be viewed individually or by clicking on Sets.
Plugged Part C – New! Stickerkitty’s Map on Flickr (subject tags in progress)
- I started a new geo-tagging photography project during my May-June 2013 DAAD research trip to Berlin. Some early posts can be found at Geo-tagging with Stickerkitty’s Map, Geo-tagging in Berlin #1, Geo-tagging in Berlin #2, and Mapping right-wing stickers?. Grouped by date and location, the photographs can be viewed individually or by clicking on Sets. Image locations are geo-tagged and can be viewed on this Street Map.
Update June 21, 2012
The sticker collection now numbers over 7,000 – with over 5,200 individual stickers scanned and archived on the SLU server, my office laptop, and a new Flickr site called stickerkitty’s collection (uncataloged). There are currently 46 sets of stickers from trips to Berlin, NYC, Munich, Hamburg, Montreal, and other cities in North America and Europe. I’ve also starting adding U.S. stickers from the 19760s and ’70s, as well as a rare collection of Catalonian stickers from the same time period.
You can also still view the cataloged collection of ~500 stickers on the SLU Art Gallery Web site.
Update March 11, 2011
A new contemporary street art database is underway with a professional cataloger, Arline Wolfe, on board. She has been organizing image files and assigning consistent terms for artist, title, date, location, and most importantly, subject and description fields (see post from March 8, 2011). The new database will include stickers from my most recent trip to Berlin and Munich in June 2010.
I’m still going to keep the other database online (link below), but the cataloging for that collection is spotty.
Stickerkitty Has A Posse is a database of 1,950+ original stickers and a few dozen street art photographs. A good number of sticker image files in the database still need to be cataloged.
During my most recent trip to Berlin in November 2009, during the week before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, I collected over 350 stickers, all of which will be added to the database in 2010.
Posse ninjas scanned another ~1,200 stickers during the summer of 2009; these records will be uploaded into the database and cataloged as time allows.
On top of that, several hundred additional stickers collected in the past five years still need to be archived, scanned, and cataloged.
It’s going to be a busy year life.
Digital collection SUBJECT HEADINGS for the Posse as of January 12, 2010:
advertising anarchy animal rights antifa (German anti-fascism) authority capitalism clothing commerce conspiracy entertainment environment ethnicity fascism fear gender relations gentrification globalization humor identity identity – cultural identity – national media music politics politics -- European Union politics -- political conflict politics -- US elections politics -- war power privacy propaganda punk culture race relations religion resistance skateboard culture sports surveillance technology terrorism