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"I took nearly all the photos (over 600 total) and layed it out myself. It’s got tons of behind the scenes photos; all aspects of my creative output are included. I’m super happy that the iconic Gingko Press published it and that art critic extraordinaire Carlo McCormick wrote the text for it.
When I moved from LA to NYC about 3 years ago, I didn’t know how it was going to work out. Sure, I had visited NYC a bunch of times, but I had no idea how I would fare. As soon as I moved here, my life changed; a whole new world of opportunities and possibilities opened up. Over the last three years, I’ve travelled the world, worked on a little animation for Disney, painted a ton of walls, set up my painting studio in the LES, released my first self-produced vinyl toy, and worked on a million other projects. My new book, Stay Melty, is the culmination of the last few years." - Buff Monster
Buff Monster is a New York City street artist who uses bright colors, bold lines and funny characters to make the world a sweeter place. He names heavy metal music, ice cream, pop art, Japanese culture and graffiti as major influences. For over 15 years, he has painted murals all over the world and is included in Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop. His meticulously executed paintings have been shown in galleries around the world; the Bristol City Museum has a painting in their permanent collection. He’s worked with some of the most recognizable brands, such as Disney, Converse, Hello Kitty, Samsung, Nike and Coca-Cola. He continues to release a variety of limited-edition collectibles, including vinyl and resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and trading cards under the brand name Stay Melty. He’s highly active on social media and has cultivated an impressive following.
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