Believe it or not, Post-it notes can make for a great form of art. Yes, you heard right! Whilst some artists prefer a blank canvas, newer artists are choosing this traditional piece of office stationary for their creativity.
Across the globe, these multi-coloured paper squares are being used in creative projects from stop-motion videos to fun and unique wall-art. Whether it’s in offices, homes or on the street, the Post-it art revolution seems to be making a huge impact. With this in mind, you’ll probably be asking yourself, what are the best pieces of Post-it art? Well get ready to be amazed as we take a closer look.
1. Post-it® Note Mario
First up on our list is the iconic 8-bit image of Mario, and a ‘power-up’ mushroom. Old computer games characters make for great Post-it Note art, as you’ll see later on, thanks to its pixelated look. This works perfectly to recreate your favourite computer games characters, which brings us on nicely to our second piece of Post-it art.
2. Computer Games Characters
From Sonic and Mario, to Pokemon and The Legend of Zelda, this creative genius decided to recreate them all using Post-it®Notes. Captured in these brilliant sped-up videos (so you don’t have to wait ages to see the final work of art), you’ll see the 8-bit characters from your favourite video games come to life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu7YC0kaDbc
3. A Real-world Mario Level
If you thought an image of Mario was good, well check out this clip from Japan using stop-motion video. It’s an entire real-world Mario level, with all of your favourite characters, including Mario himself, a ‘power-up’ mushroom, coins, Koopa Troopa, Evil Mushroom and even the Warp Pipe. It must have taken days, if not weeks to create, and for that we are truly grateful because this is a great piece of alternative art – especially if you love Mario. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAue4hnH8-A
4. Deadline Post-it® Note Stop Motion
Probably the best example of stop-motion art work using Post-it notes is this masterpiece from art-student Bang-Yap Liu. You probably won’t find a more intricate, yet extremely stylish Post-it stop motion movie anywhere else; it’s truly set the benchmark for any other Post-it artists out there.
5. Extreme Sticky Note Experiments
Now, when it comes to creating video-art, there’s more to Post-it® Notes than stop-motion. Whilst that’s an incredible art form in itself, these guys have created something just as clever. The best way to describe it is by imagining if your book of Post-it notes were a slinky. Now imagine hundreds of multi-coloured Post-it notes, carefully choreographed to create a stunning moving visual; all set in the office environment. Kudos to the creators, it’s breath taking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1rZqw5bXb4
When it comes to wall-art, what better way of showing off your creativity than with a mural of someone famous? The below image of Marilyn Monroe is one of our favourites. Not only does it encompass the creativity that can be achieved with Post-it art, but it’s also a great pastiche of the famous Andy Warhol pop-art piece.
That makes up our favourite 6 pieces of Post-it art. Wall-art, videos, and stop-motion; a wide range of mediums can help to create iconic and stimulating art, but what do you think? Do you agree with our selections, or are there some pieces and artists out there that deserve more recognition? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.
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