Buy The Label 228 Street Art Project Book!

We wrote about this more than two years ago, but it’s about time for a refresher!

Once upon a time, artist Camden Noir came up with a community street art idea. Dubbed the Label 228 Project, the idea encouraged any artist to draw, paint, sketch, collage, or otherwise put their imprint on the free priority mail stickers one can find at any local branch of the U.S. Post Office.

Street artists from around the world participated, and after months upon months of shopping around to look for an independent publisher, Noir and his project were finally picked up by Soft Skull Press. Full color and glossy from cover to cover, the book is like a street art rendition of PostSecret, featuring over 1,500 labels from over 500 artists — including Zoso, Matt Linares, Mecro, Mat Curran, and Daniel Fleres, to name a few. Artists formerly written about in REDEFINE who make an appearance in the book include Aaron Kraten, Max Kauffman, and Parskid. You can now buy the book on Amazon.com!

www.myspace.com/label228books
www.myspace.com/dancecamdendance
www.softskull.com
www.zoso1.com
www.myspace.com/kamikazecauser
www.mathewcurran.com
www.myspace.com/danielfleres
www.aaronkratenart.com
www.kauffmanartistry.com
www.parskid.com

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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Mel
Mel
13 years ago

What a cool idea for a book!

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camden noir
12 years ago

thank you!

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