Smoker’s Minute: Egg Shell Stickers

Smoker’s Minute: Egg Shell Stickers
February 7, 2016 MM
In ART, CULTURE, FEATURED

It was a great pleasure to check out for the first time the studio space of, our friends and peers, Stan and Nathan’s two of the most talented, reputable and biggest names in graffiti throughout the region.

The guys have changed the graf game globally for the best, by adding fuel to the fire, in the ever booming art form of sticker tagging.

After catching up over a fat one, and obtaining a more detailed understanding of both their respective experiences in graffiti and how it has evolved in recent years, particularly within our native Hong Kong, as well as taking me through the origins of some of their collected pieces, I was left in a state of awe and impressed, as it was evident to me that these guys are true pioneers, and firm believers in the cause for promoting genuine street culture.

Their unconditional love for the art, is something that acts as inspiration in itself, and is what prompted them to partner up and set up shop, in Egg Shell Stickers.

Eggshell Stickers, a term coined by both Stan and Nathan, are also known as tamper-evident, security, or destructible stickers. Once applied they only come off in very small pieces, like a poorly boiled egg.

Aside from their private label business, creating sticker collections for some of the worlds most renowned streetwear brands and urban artists, the guys have also put out their own branded “Blanks” range, allowing writers and first timers to put pen to paper, with a look to then make the presence known throughout their cities in tagging the fuck out of every street sign and corner with Eggshell’s impossible to remove stickers.

Take a sec to hear what the lads have to say about a few things:

What’s up with name Egg Shell

Nickname used within the industry to describe the sticker in that it is a material that breaks easily, and once applied to a surface it’s a struggle to remove. Even the sharpest chisels and scrapes go through them.

Before Egg Shell, this material was originally developed as a security tape for consumer products like CD’s, so motherfuckers won’t jack nothing, and we were able to extract the technical aspects and create our own stickers, tormenting street cleaners and local authorities in the process.

How did you first hook up

Both of us come from a graffiti background, and the fact that the scene out here is super small, it was only normal that we would cross paths at some point.

The idea of starting Egg Shell came up over lunch years later

How long has Egg Shell been up and running for?

2012, entering our 4th year now

Were there any artists growing up that became your main source of inspiration that led you to doing what you do?

No one in particular, there were tons, and now even more with Instagram, and the overall coverage urban art is getting worldwide.

Recent projects, anything that’s stood out, take pride in?

A sticker will always be just a sticker, even if it is as dope and unique as Eggshell, but this has definitely led us to worked with great people.

Strong friendships have been cultivated with a lot of artists, whom are not only graffiti heads, but tattoo artists, streetwear brands, etc, and through that, it has lead us to push boundaries and work on tons of other awesome projects, inclusive of art shows, one off pieces, plush goods, etc.

Thoughts on local brands, like Memory Lane, and others?

Truly awesome, especially since we both grew up in HK, and it’s always great to see local brands emerge from the woodwork, in particular the ones that are driven by local culture and genuine inspirations, as opposed to brands created solely for commercial gain, without any real message or meaning, which is what you tend to find in droves out here.

What’s your take on how graffiti has been evolving and gaining awareness.

There has definitely been a lot more branding within graffiti, and since the growth of online culture, it’s been a bit of a free for all.

You can get a vast array of different products and cans from places like China, whereas 10 years ago, you would only have a few options at your disposal.

All you got to do is put a fat cap on these inferior paints, and you’re good to go.

What’s next for Egg Shell

Different projects cause us to make different things. Never know what we’re doing 3 weeks, yet alone 3 months. One thing always leads to another with what we do.

We take pride in being able to source interesting product, that is not easy to access in the outside world.

The fact that we speak the local language and dialects makes it easier to communicate with factories and workshops, and fully gage each of their capabilities.

We do have plans for side brands and passion projects, but again, when we know, you’ll know.

Egg Shell Stickers is now available on 1800-Paradise, grab your starter kit today, and begin planting the flag.

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    “Basic Tools” Tee by SpotyUno

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    $30.00

    “Basic Tools” Tee by SpotyUno

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they’ll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there.

    Black ink hand screened onto a white premium cotton tee. Artwork by @Spotyuno.

    $30.00
  • “Professor Eggshell” Tee by Kurir Pubbs
    $30.00

    “Professor Eggshell” Tee by Kurir Pubbs

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    $30.00

    “Professor Eggshell” Tee by Kurir Pubbs

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they’ll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there.

    Black ink hand screened on a white premium cotton tee. Artwork by @KurirPubbs

    $30.00
  • Red Wavy Tee
    $30.00

    Red Wavy Tee

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    $30.00

    Red Wavy Tee

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they’ll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there.

    Red ink hand screened onto a premium white cotton tee.

    $30.00
  • White Wavy Tee
    $30.00

    White Wavy Tee

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    $30.00

    White Wavy Tee

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they’ll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there.

    White ink hand screened onto a premium black cotton tee.

    $30.00
  • Red/Blue Hello Rug
    $50.00

    Red/Blue Hello Rug

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    $50.00

    Red/Blue Hello Rug

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they'll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there. 

    Decorate your room with a classic "Hello My Name Is" red & blue Egg Shell rug. Each rug measures 70 x 42cm (approx. 27.55" x 16.53").

    $50.00
  • Black Wavy Border Rug
    $50.00

    Black Wavy Border Rug

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    $50.00

    Black Wavy Border Rug

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they'll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there. 

    Decorate your room with a classic black wavy border Egg Shell rug. Each rug measures 70 x 42cm (approx. 27.55" x 16.53").

    $50.00
  • Hello Green Socks
    $12.00

    Hello Green Socks

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    $12.00

    Hello Green Socks

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they'll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there. 

    High top cotton socks. One-size fits all.

    $12.00
  • Black & White Wavy Socks
    $12.00

    Black & White Wavy Socks

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    $12.00

    Black & White Wavy Socks

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    EGG SHELL STICKERS

    Hailing all the way from Hong Kong, Egg Shell Stickers produce the best stickers money can buy and they'll stick on virtually any type of surface while breaking off in small parts only. Aside from this, they offer an array of interesting accessories for all those creatives out there. 

    High top cotton socks. One-size fits all.

    $12.00