The Postman was born in Brighton in 2018, when two people met by chance and discovered a shared love for street art. The two have since become best friends and set off on many adventures together.
Both founding members are rather private individuals and therefore operate anonymously with an ever growing circle of friends helping out. A family called The Postman Collective.
The work is inspired by their passion for photography and iconic imagery. A love for music and pop culture manifests itself in their artworks. The Postman’s unique style also takes influence from their roots in graffiti culture.
Many of their artworks live exclusively on the streets and are never available for purchase. They describe these pieces as ‘impermanent art’ which fades over time. This creates a buzz as people seek them out before they disappear. Their style of street art aims to entertain and cheer up the public. It’s positive and inclusive nature allows people from diverse communities to see themselves represented and heard.
“In our daily lives we are unwillingly bombarded with adverts. It’s hard to escape from. We want to spread love on the streets by creating free art for people to enjoy. Art that doesn’t discriminate. Art that surprises you in places where you least expect it. Art that is colourful, that celebrates our heroes past and present and shows them in new light.”
The Postman primarily work as paste-up artists, but have since expanded their repertoire to include murals with elements of spray paint, stencils and collage.
The group believes that teamwork is key. Combined efforts lead to greater results. This ideology has led to The Postman collaborating with many great artists. From some of the world’s best photographers (David La Chapelle, Dave Hogan), to rock stars such as Dave Navarro and environmentalists Chris Packham and Caroline Lucas.
“We constantly look to collaborate with artists and photographers. It allows us to expand our collective and expand our knowledge, whilst making friends along the way.”
Since gaining popularity, the collective now devotes a large proportion of its time to passion projects which benefit charities close to their hearts. To date, these include NACOA, Leave NO Trace, and Brighton Pride.
The Postman has also been fortunate enough to work with a number of amazing artists which bodes well for an exciting future.
If you would like to collaborate with The Postman, please get in touch.