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How to be a Street Artist with Apexer

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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.

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

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