Kept – Paper Labels
- 88 pages
- 29,7x21 cm
Over 60 vintage spray can labels, printed at 100 percent of their original size. Some including back side!
My interest starts in preserving my own history, as most of these are from cans I used personally. They are now-discontinued colours from various cities and countries. Most were stolen, from gas stations in Sweden to hardware shops in Minneapolis’s suburbs. On one hand, keeping the labels kept a record of the quickly changing seasonal colours; to preserve what paint I had come across. That expanded to an interest in rarer and rarer colours and brands, although I never became an old paint can collector – I always used what I had as quickly as I got it.”