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Post-it Notes for art, creativity and fun!

Updated on July 24, 2013

Post-it Note History

A Post-it note is a piece of paper, with a sticky strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other types of surfaces. Although they are now available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes, Post-it notes are normally a 3-inch (76 mm) square, piece of paper, which was originally canary yellow in color. A unique adhesive allows the notes to be easily attached and removed without leaving any marks or residue.

Post-it notes were invented by Art Fry, originally from the 3M company, while the adhesive was developed by Spencer Silver, another 3M employee. The post-it notes were made exclusively by 3M in Cynthiana, Kentucky, but soon other companies started producing Post-it Notes, although most are still being made in the same town. The term "Post-it" and the canary yellow color are both trademarks of 3M.

Be it the handy size, the various bright colors available, or the fact that they can be easily attached to paper or other surfaces, Post-it Notes have inspired many, including talented people who like to draw, doodle and paint on them! Do enjoy some of the creative websites I have found:

More Unusual Art from Everyday Materials: 16 Post-It Note Pranks, Sculptures and Murals | WebUrbanist

Well, on this website they sure present unusual art from those notes, be it sculptures or even murals! With so many creative people around, it's true that one should never underestimate the power of even little pieces of colored office paper! Do have a look at their 16 projects involving covering, cladding, sculpting and decorating!

What I would also recommend is for you to have a look at some of the other links of this website, as they are all incredibly interesting: Architecture, Art, Galleries, Abandoned, Tech, Urban, Guerilla or Graffiti!

Post-It Note Art | Digital Bus Stop

I particularly like when those murals are in large formats and are used in public areas, like offices, or even metro stations!

Ideas That Stick, World\'s Largest Artistic Billboard Made of Post-It Super Sticky Notes

Amazing! One of the ideas was made with post-it notes and the other with just push pins!

Unfinished Art

The author suggests keeping drawings that are unfinished, but that could be used at a later time and even suggests sites where they can be kept in the meantime.

Well, after watching all these works of art, the only thing left is to have a look at the most famous painting of all, the Mona Lisa, which was "painted" using post-it notes!

Sticky note experiments

This other video is completely different. It has nothing to do with love, but it is sure colorful, creative, cheeky and just crazy! This video has been watched by over a million people!

Origami Ninja star

And last, but not least, an Origami NInja star, with detailed instructions of how to make it too! This video has been watched by half a million origami enthusiasts!

Yellow sticky notes

This video is completely different. It is all about doodling over the years and it is a tender story of art, creativity and much persistence! One can even visit the Yellow Sticky Notes in Facebook by clicking here! This video has been enjoyed by over a million 700,000 people!

Deadline post-it stop motion

If you have somebody to push, what better way than with post-it notes? This Deadline video has already fascinated over 4 million viewers!

Post-it Barcelona poster
Post-it Barcelona poster | Source

Post It Show Barcelona

The small canvases provide endless possibilities for even the best of doodlers. Now, Post-It art is made universal with the Post It Show: Barcelona, which begins May 5th. Organized by the creative collective Crajes, the show takes place at Atticus Gallery.


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    • sylvia13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sylvia Gadea de Beer 

      6 years ago from Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia

      It is incredible isn't it! Those little post it notes sure inspire people! Keep on creating your art and good luck!

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      Andreas Kopp 

      6 years ago

      I Sylwia. Thanks for your post. I would not have found out about the post-it show in Barcelona. I am creating post-it art pieces myself and this is a really encourages to keep on creating my art when I saw that there are shows about post-its.

    • sylvia13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sylvia Gadea de Beer 

      6 years ago from Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia

      Thanks very much for your comment!

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      Cindy Haase 

      6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Very creative and fun article.

    • sylvia13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sylvia Gadea de Beer 

      6 years ago from Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia

      Sometimes it's not easy finding new topics for my HP writing, but they do turn up, so I am happy I can keep on at it, to soon reach my 100th!

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I found a whole site about this before. People have gotten really creative which such a small, common thing.

      Great to see someone posting about something unusual and creative. I like discovering odd forms of art. Of course, I'm going to see what else you have posted about on HubPages now.

    • sylvia13 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sylvia Gadea de Beer 

      7 years ago from Shoal Bay, NSW, Australia

      Thanks a lot stars439 and lovelypaper for leaving your comments on my hub! I am not an artistic person who likes to draw and doodle much, so I use the post-it notes for more practical purposes, like writing notes to myself and my various writing projects!

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      Renee S 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Very creative and fun.

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      7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great hub. Got some on my desk right now. Wife uses them a lot to do tax work. Great ideas . Thank you for sharing precious heart. GBY.


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