When I was younger, I was a total sticker fanatic. Having a pretty picture you can stick anywhere was such a cool concept to me. I’d save up my allowance to buy stickers across the street from school to fill up my sticker albums.
Now that I’m older, my love for stickers hasn’t changed. In fact, it’s deepened. I have envelopes full of stickers, just waiting to be used. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill kiddie stickers, mind you. These are pieces of art created by Manila’s coolest indie artists. So if you want a slice of the local sticker scene, I’ve got the guide for you. Whether you’re into pop culture, calligraphy, or just good ol’ visual art, there’s something for you. Here’s a list of the top 10 local sticker makers, in no particular order.
Artists Lance Florentino and Abby Magsanoc started Pundesal because of their love for puns. What started as a small page on Instagram has turned into Manila’s go to place for pop culture laughs. They don’t just sell stickers, mind you. They’ve expanded to patches, caps, and shirts.
Jappy is an illustrator and muralist who was featured in the recent Wanderland Festival. You can find his paintings on walls all over the metro (yes, that big wall over at Route196, included!). One of his most recent pieces is a mural for Cheese Please at The Mill in Bulacan. Owning one of his stickers is like having your own mini-mural.
You can find out more about Jappy in our artist feature!
Illuminartists Collective is a group of 8 artists and students who are regulars in local conventions. Their inventory includes stickers, art prints, comics, and even personal commissions. If you see their booth, don’t forget to say hi. The artists are all super nice and fun, just like their art!
Ink Scribbler is the first calligraphy design firm in the Philippines. Their talented group of artists make beautiful watercolor stickers of calligraphy, food, animals, and so much more! They also make pins, notebooks, and other cute artsy stuff.
When you have something to say but just can’t say it in the right way, then get one of the stickers from Diyalogo. They’ve got a ton of designs ranging from brand logo spoofs to calligraphy to food. I recommend getting their “Leche” sticker.
The Graphic Illustration Collaborate, or UP Graphic for short, is the illustration organization of University of the Philippines. This org showcases the best of UP’s Fine Arts students. They sell stickers, prints, and a lot more goodies in conventions.
Bea Gomez, the artist behind BlueToaster, is one talented lady! She excels in traditional art, illustration, and graphic design. Her funky stickers are too good to pass up. My favorite stickers I bought from her are the Dapper Wolf and the Cloud Tiger.
For music and pop culture stickers, postcards, and pins, look no further than Euls. Hence, their witty merch will definitely put a smile on your face.
Craft Central: https://thecraftcentral.com/collections/vendors?q=Euls
Fandom Feels PH
The creative people at Fandom Feels PH have stickers and prints for every popular fandom you can think of. Their designs range from calligraphy to cartoony. Their latest big hit has been their collection of Hamilton stickers. God knows I always spend a huge chunk of cash whenever I see their merch.
Fine Time Studios
The cool kids at Fine Time Studios just want to give everyone a fine time. If their stickers, patches, or shirts make you chuckle, then that’s mission accomplished for them. Their designs are also so creative and relatable, such that, you can’t help but love them.
Therefore, if you’re interested in buying these rad stickers, you can find some of them in shops like The Craft Central and Satchmi Cafe. Others you can find in local conventions like Komiket. In any case, support our local sticker makers! Their little artworks will surely brighten up your day.
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