#062 – Buff Monster
We talk to Buff about his Melty Misfits characters, the meaning behind them, and how they've evolved since they were first created. We also talk about how moving to NYC greatly impacted his career for the better.
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Buff Monster is a New York City artist who uses bright colors, bold lines and funny characters to make the world a better place.
He names heavy metal music, ice cream, pop art, Japanese culture and graffiti as major influences. For over 15 years, he’s 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. Now under the brand name Stay Melty, he continues to release a variety of limited-edition collectibles, including vinyl and resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and trading cards.