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How to be a Street Artist with Apexer

San Francisco-based artist Apexer, aka Ricardo Richey, shares how letters from your signature can transform into “writing in a tag style, to a more three-dimensional form, to fully abstracting letterforms. He also explains the connection between street art sketching and spray painting” in this 2016 KQED Art School video. Watch it as a prompt for creating your own lettering styles.

drawing tag-style letter forms
Apexer has created mural projects for commercial clients and museums including Vandal New York, the deYoung Museum, Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum, and SFMoMA.

Explore more of Apexer’s work at, Twitter, and Instagram.

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