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Duct Tape Art

Duct Tape Art is one of the variants of Tape Art (art made of adhesive tape). Due to the advantages of sticky tape – lightness, mobility in use and strength – this technique is often used outdoors and indoors.

What is duct tape art?

Duct Tape Art is the creative use of duct tape (gaffer) to create works of art. The material’s properties allow you to add depth and volume to an area or surface, add highlights and create eye-catching effects. The artist can use it to create two- or three-dimensional paintings or sculptures effectively. Duct tape is excellent for such materials like:

  • plastic;
  • glass;
  • walls;
  • acrylic glass;
  • sandwich panels;
  • aluminium;
  • stone;
  • asphalt.

The art from duct tape allows you to realize hundreds of excellent ideas and create unique projects. You can fully express your creativity and self-expression. There are different colors, patterns and features available to you. It’s just a pleasure to work with the material.

What makes this technique unique?

Duct Tape Art is a unique technique that allows you to create extraordinary works of art. Its advantages are:

  • Wide variety of surfaces. You can use duct tape on glass, plastic, wooden surfaces, stone and asphalt. There are no limits to your imagination.
  • Considerable variability in the choice of duct tape types. Manufacturers offer materials in various degrees of matt and gloss. You can choose the right one for your creativity.
  • Durability and ease of use. The artwork retains its original appearance for a long time. The tapes are lightfast and UV resistant.
  • Duct Tape art is temporary – it can be easily removed without leaving any residue. This leaves surfaces and substrates intact and clean. An optimal art technique for walls and buildings under cultural and monument protection.

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What we’re driven by

We are guided by absolute freedom in the use of materials in duct tape art. Nothing should limit true creativity. We let our imagination run wild on walls and facades in museums and galleries.

Duct tape allows us to determine the size of images, color palette and shapes. As true artists, we like to experiment and are happy when our work causes a stir.

Duct tape artists for hire

Through our experience with tape art, we bring your ideas to life. You’ll find our creativity on buildings and facades, in museums, at trade shows, in pop-up stores and temporary exhibitions, at event venues and on factory floors and office buildings. We’re open to new, unique experiences through collaborations and the use of duct tape in new, unusual conditions and projects. When creating concepts and designs, we always take into account your wishes, themes, keynotes and keywords and can use your corporate/brand colors.


The popularity of tape art is growing steadily, not least because it has established itself as a good alternative to various other urban art styles. Artworks made of tape often look more spectacular than, for example, classical graffiti. Tape is also easier to handle and can be removed if necessary. We mainly use very common types of tape which are usually flexible and waterproof at the same time. They can be brought into shape with a few simple handles and are also available in an almost unparalleled variety of colors. Thus, various hue gradations can be implemented. The tapes remain colorfast even after processing. Apart from cutters and a few rolls of tape we usually do not need any other tools for creating our artworks. And it takes relatively little time to do it. We hardly produce any rubbish or waste.

Why art made from tape? Tape art FAQ

No one thinks of becoming a tape artist from the outset. Before we began taping almost all of us (Selfmadecrew members) tried out fine arts with a brush or spray can. Until we finally discovered the right thing for us: rolls of adhesive tape. And we would take to tape like a duck to water! Colorful vs. transparent, matt vs. shiny, wide vs. slim, any variety with its own texture that inspires and fuels all of us. But we don’t allow ourselves to delve too much into theory. By going out to the streets and working there with tape, we receive instant feedback. We get people‘s reactions and emotions right away – something invaluable to us.