Sam Stefan (a.k.a. "The Ripper") metaphorically 'rips' ideas away from the streets! (Graffiti tags, iconic imagery and text, shapes, stencils - you name it, he's most likely used it…) Although he starts his creative process with one main focus, for example an iconic building or person, his eye-popping urban style emerges from this melting pot of influences.
Sam originally studied graphic communication at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and it was here that he first started to experiment with art. Sam's influences are drawn from artists such as Mr Brainwash, Dan Baldwin and Shepard Fairey, and he's fast becoming an urban artist to watch.