Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010: A Look @ Where We Go From Here
(aka: pioneering sticky note art)
post-it notes, critters, ian sands

2009 showed us the last of the foam installation board critters (at least for now) and opened the door for the post-it note critter. Only issue, what to post them to??

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

With an objective to display, the simplest solution seemed to be sticking them to a sheet of paper. However, this felt unnatural.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

Truth be told, the only way I feel the post-it note critters work is to post them directly to the wall they are being displayed on.

But lets be honest, it's hard to find a exhibit hall that will let me stick post it notes directly to the wall, let alone draw on the wall with marker. I needed to find a alternative solution.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

Solution 1: The altered book. Sticky notes and marker work great in old books. Only challenge is displaying.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

I like the idea of displaying the altered books.. maybe on a book case or even constructing a shelf for the wall. I like the idea of people picking up the books, turning the pages.. might even attach a marker and let them write stuff in the books.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

Solution 2: Boxes.
There just happens to be a stack of boxes in my studio. Boxes are fun to paint on, fun to sticky note to, and fun to marker on.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

boxes are fun to stack, fun to stack books on, and can be placed anywhere from a gallery to a street corner.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

So in 2010, be on the lookout for Boxes.

post-it notes, critters, ian sands

Stacks are standing by...

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7 comments:

Gavin Goo said...

Amazing. Beautiful!

damon said...

cool stuff

Sally Taylor said...

Very creative! Love it!

C.R. Evers said...

your creative genius astounds me. Who knew post it notes could be so artistic! You RAWK!

Miller Illustration said...

Love it!

sandybau said...

Totally awesome and amazing work!
Very creative!
Wishing you and all your critters a Happy and Lucky 2010!

Ellen Byrne said...

FUN! FUN! FUN!