- Arts and Design
Post-it Notes for art, creativity and fun!
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:
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!
I particularly like when those murals are in large formats and are used in public areas, like offices, or even metro stations!
Amazing! One of the ideas was made with post-it notes and the other with just push pins!
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!