Spent a few nights in Paris with the girlfriend, ate well, caught a
gig (OK GO) and got some stickers up. I didn't have much time to make
stickers specific to Paris, so there are just a couple new ones.
It's a little over a month since the Charlie Hebdo attacks and I wanted to pay tribute to their sacrifice for freedom of speech, so now there's a handful of my little characters holding up a spray can in solidarity. The marks and debris from the protest were still clear on the Monument à la République even after so many weeks. It'll be interesting to hear when the city decides it's alright to clean the graffiti away...if at all?
It can be hard to engage with terrible events like this when the media
is full of violence and fear but the fact artists and writers were singled
out obviously reasonated with me. I followed it closely in the hours and
days that followed. The illustrated reaction from artists the world over
shouldn't have come as a surprise. It was such a beautiful, singular outcry.
On a lighter note, I've been experimenting with GoPros and cameras for the past half year in a bid to show myself in action on the street. Experiments involved velcro, lanyards, cutting holes in t-shirts and all that nonsense. In the end, I stuck a rubber suction cup to the front of my phone so I could hold it between my teeth to get POV footage. Below is a little video I cut together from Paris...