In the corporate world, climbing ladders and shaking hands run simultaneous. Between lunches, dinners, and meetings, something had to surface among the numbing UV lights of the office to keep everything in line. The Post-it Note, a small square with re-adhearable adhesive on the back, was one such answer. The three-inch bright yellow square was employed as a reminder, a note, or for organization... But some don't see it as only a productivity tool... they see it as a medium for colorful art.
Even on 3M's corporate site the Post-it Notes are sold with the slogan "So express yourself in color." Some creative people took that idea to heart and below are several examples of how people have used the sticky notes to create works of art.
"TO DO" is a project by the New York based public art collaborative, Illegal Art. Feel free to write your own "to do" list on a Post-it®. Please do not remove any Post-its®. We will be documenting the project as the week continues and installing new Post-its® as the space fills.
Read the post-it mosaic howto [updated] for instructions on how to recreate this style of art.
by Joshua Field
Although Post-it Notes are generally thought of as their iconic pale yellow color, they come in a fairly wide variety. From the standard canary to hot pink, it's safe to say that all of the colours will stand out. With thirty-four colours at your fingertips, you're able to create some of art of your own -- even if it is only to remind you to buy more eggs at the market.
Some Post-it Colour Inspiration: