Helen Stickler

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Helen Stickler (born 1968) is an American designer and filmmaker, who wrote, directed and produced Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) and Andre the Giant Has a Posse (1995). In 2019, she helped to found a progressive news aggregator, Front Page Live, where she serves as Art Director.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Stickler graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991 and is known for her midcentury home interior design. She has also created numerous political memes.[1]

Stickler's early independent films include the shorts Queen Mercy and the documentary Andre the Giant has a Posse, the first documentary to discover graphic artist Shepard Fairey. In 2003, Village Voice film critic Ed Halter described the film as "legendary … a canonical study of Gen-X media manipulation. One of the keenest examinations of ‘90s underground culture".[2]

Stickler is the producer, director, and writer of the feature film "Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator", a documentary about 80’s professional skateboarding champion Mark Rogowski, who is serving life in prison for rape and murder.[3] Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan described the film as "strongly directed and unexpectedly poignant. An excellent documentary about the compelling dark side of the American dream."[citation needed]

In 1999 Stickler created the safe sex campaign "Roll On" for MTV and Kaiser Family Foundation, which earned a nomination for the Best National PSA Emmy Award.[citation needed]

n June 2019, she helped to found a progressive news aggregator, Front Page Live, together with Joe Romm, its Editor-in-Chief, Carl Cameron, Laura Dawn, Sunny Hundal and others. She serves as Art Director at Front Page Live.[1] The same year she published the book Meme Queen.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wemple, Erik. "Ex-Fox Newser Carl Cameron takes his 'unfinished business' to progressive startup", The Washington Post, June 24, 2019; and "Masthead", Front Page Live, accessed June 25, 2019
  2. ^ Fairey, Shepard. Obey: Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey, Gingko Pr (2006), p. 35 ISBN 1584232447
  3. ^ Fairey, Shepard. Obey: Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey, Gingko Pr (2006), p. 323 ISBN 1584232447
  4. ^ Stickler, Helen. Meme Queen, Blurb.com (2019)