PEEL: The Art of the Sticker by Dave and Holly Combs, the founders of PEEL magazine, is an entertaining and informative book on the topic of stickering today. The format includes interviews with a wide variety of sticker artists from all over the world, their work and a selection of stickers that can be used by the reader. The authors developed a keen interest in the topic after being awed by the stickers they saw in NYC while participating in the post 9/11 clean-up. Because stickering often has to be a somewhat anonymous art, this book provides a great look into the personae and personalities of this group of sticker artists that includes Buff Monster, Olive47, Shepard Fairey. Lots of images and a plain old good read.
Hardcover, 160 pages. Mark Batty Publisher, 2008. $20.40 at Amazon.