Hatch Sticker Museum – Berlin, Germany - Atlas Obscura

Berlin, Germany

Hatch Sticker Museum

This little museum is making sure that the art and history of the graffiti sticker is not scraped from history. 

Opened in 2008 as an offshoot of globally-known sticker company hatch, the tiny Sticker Museum in Berlin is a based around one collectors personal assemblage of rare and unique street art stickers from around the world.

While the museum is affiliated with hatch, the bulk of the adhesive art works on display are taken from the personal collection of Oliver Baudach, who began preserving the stickers he came across in 1983. The museum displays around 6,000 pieces from his some 20,000. Displayed in cacophonous frames the stickers are the type one might see on a street lamp, skate deck, or mailbox in any big city. Staying away from children’s stickers entirely, most of the pieces are designed in the much talked about pop art style that many street artists traffic in currently. Skateboard logos and band designs jockey for space next to hand illustrated name tags and postal labels. All types of stickers are welcome and donations are encouraged.

In addition to Baudach’s permanent collection, an adjoining space also features a rotating roster of exhibition shows focusing on a single artist or style. While the space is a little hard to find, it would simply seem to be reflective of the very pieces of art it exhibits which are often hidden off the beaten path, although now they have less chance of being forgotten. Also, each visitor gets a free sticker on admission!