sticky bandits*: post-it art
Post-its are so functional it's generally hard to imagine them any other way. (My husband and his former co-workers would beg to differ: when my husband returned from vacation once, he found every surface of his office covered in sticky notes. This was, of course, after they had filled someone else's office so full of blown-up balloons, the guy could barely get in.)
Luckily, others are more creative.
In 2011, Brazilian footwear company Melissa and agency Casa Darwin paired up with Post-it maker 3M for a project that took 5 months to complete. Amazing designs made entirely of Post-Its adorned the outdoor exhibit space, Galeria Melissa, at their flagship in São Paulo.
350,000 Post-its were used, and unexpectedly, visitors left love messages on more than 30,000 of the notes.
New York-based designer Jon Newman recently completed a year-long challenge to himself to create a new project each week, called Daydreams & Nightschemes. Project #38, above, uses Post-its to illustrate his love of typography as a design element. His challenge was to create a font using the notes only, though he used a portable fan to help create the letters' shapes.
It takes a minute to really see the letters, some are easier than others to make out, but it's pretty genius. His other projects are equally impressive.
Post-it's website also has an online tool for creating wall art of your own, if you're so inclined to try your virtual hand at it.
images via couleurblind, laughing squid, melissa, daydreams & nightschemes
*I'm also a ridiculously big fan of Home Alone...
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