The most notorious face in street art breaks open his vast pin badge collection.

The most notorious face in street art breaks open his vast pin badge collection.

“You can’t go in there be like, ‘Let me see your Nazi pins’ or ‘Let me see your racist pins’. She ain’t gonna pull them out,” Neck Face says, as he explains the art of scoring rare pin badges for his extensive collection.

The notorious street artist’s passion for pin badges began in his home town of Stockton, California, where there was nothing to do except go to flea markets and look for weird shit. Seeing rock stars like Slash cover their leather jackets with the little metal mementos inspired him to keep collecting everything from toilet seats, vampire bats and skeletons in SS helmets to tons of heavy metal-inspired pieces.

“You have to look for them, you have to like dig around for them, they’re not out there like that,” he explains. “It’s kind of a more intimate thing because you’ve got to look for it if you really want it. You just gotta find them.”

Grab a copy of Huck 47 – The Julian Casablancas Issue, where we hang out in Neck Face’s Hollywood abode, and start necking vodka at the break of dawn.