The Quick 10: 10 Works of Post-it Art
Who says you need expensive materials to make art? Other than a somewhat flat surface, all you really need are a few hundred of that denizen of office supply cabinets everywhere: the Post-it Note. The colorful squares are practically screaming to be made into mosaics, aren’t they? More than a few people have certainly thought so – check out these 10 amazing works of art created out of nothing more than paper with a bit of adhesive on the back.
1. Elvis. Elvis was created at a creative agency called Capstrat in Raleigh, N.C. After about a year, Elvis was replaced by our very own mental_floss mascot: Einstein! You can see the Elvis-to-Einstein transformation here.
3. This piece was done by Illegal Art, a New York public art collaborative. The blank Post-its were carefully placed and strangers stopped to write their To Do lists on the notes. Photo by Lightwerk.
4. Most of us remember how pixel-y video games used to be. Nintendo played on that concept when they promoted the Virtual Console, a way to download the old-school games right to your Wii. Pretty smart.
5. “Mother Creativity” was the winner of a 3M contest to get artists to create something using only their Post-it brand notes. Two teens from Florida won with this entry, which was recreated large-scale in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal using 100,000 sticky notes.
6. It took David Alvarez more than 10,000 notes to create Ray Charles as part of a college art project.
7. Watch a video of this 25-foot Calvin and Hobbes masterpiece going up at Dordt College. It was up for six days before college officials took it down. Boo.
8. Here’s another room – this one covered entirely in white Post-its, which I think gives it a rather eerie quality.
9. This self portrait by David Sieren is amazing.
10. Bergdorf Goodman got into the act with a set of Post-it clowns in their store windows. Creepy.
Photo by misocrazy.