“Put it on a piece of paper and then we can stick it to anything.” —Art Fry, his advice to Spencer Silver and Geoff Nicholson, his colleagues at 3M who invented the adhesive used for Post-In Notes
Stick it to anything, including a glass window. That is where some creative office workers put hundreds of Post-It Notes to give us an homage to The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849).
A very good recreation of the Rolling Stone’s logo next to a burger and fries are part of the fun!
Some have called it a war; some have called it a conversation. I call it creative and fun! #postitwar #canalnotes
Brilliant idea on the far right: TV’s Mad Men logo, complete with Don Draper’s cigarette; someone is a true fan of this great series.
Office workers in two buildings facing each other across New York’s hustling and bustling Canal Street, beside the Holland Tunnel, have shown that the Big Apple remains at the top of the creative heap.
A yellow hand and a blue mic stretch cross six floors and the width of the building to create a Post-It Notes mic drop. This image was the grandest of all; what collaboration it required.
In the second week of May, when the word “Hi,” made from Post-It Notes, appeared in a window cross the street from the offices of Havas Media, a unit of the French advertising and communications group Havas SA, its employees replied with, “Sup.”
The scene of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Lower Manhattan skyline and the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers was a touching sight.
The creative juices have flowed since. The number of companies involved in this Post-It Note art competition has mushroomed to include Horizon Media, Biolumina, Harrison and Star, Getty Images, all with offices either at 200 Hudson Street or 75 Varick Street. With volunteered time and talent, the Post-It Note art was created after work or during occasional downtime during the workday.
Someone relived a childhood with Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie.
This burst of creativity will come to an end at the end of May. The building managers have been tolerant thus far, but their rules state that except for shades, the windows must be kept clear.
Cookie Monster and Elmo, from the beloved children’s TV show.
A cupcake, complete with a birthday candle, appeared in the window.
Post-It Notes versions of modern masters: Keith Haring’s Radiant Baby is flanked with works by Mark Rothko and Piet Mondrian.
Marge and Lisa Simpson are spied on by Spider-Man.
Homer Simpson and the NBC peacock are side-by-side.
Every party needs a pooper! It is a sad personal commentary.
This party pooper is going too far.
Are these gnomes or dunces?
Wrestling to a draw. There were no winners in this competition. Each Post-It Note creation was worth the time and effort and paper to bring some humor to passers-by and neighbors.
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