Eric Staller, the enigmatic art car maker and recent San Francisco transplant, is the subject of “We Come in Peace,” a wonderful article in The Bold Italic. Staller discusses his art and the joys of driving around town in a Beetle with 1,659 lights. The article is written by Anisse Gross and beautifully photographed by Gene X Hwang.
I ask Eric what keeps him making art. “I’m really out to blow my own mind. If I can blow my own mind, I can blow anyone’s mind.” And it’s working – everywhere we go we’re blowing minds. People are so distracted by the UFO that bikes swerve and pedestrians stop mid-crosswalk. I can picture the headlines now: Mission Hipster Riding Fixie with No Helmet Killed by Urban UFO.