These beautiful wonders of sticky paper-ness first appeared in 1977 and were the result of their inventor wanting to anchor his bookmark to the page. They were launched upon the public in a neon yellow. An accident, as the lab next door to the post-it team had only yellow scrap paper to use. Now they appear in lunch boxes, briefcases, on car windows (sometimes the whole car- a new viral prank), and unavoidably they appear on “the wall”. “The wall” being the creative idea spot for every writer ever.
Could you imagine that simple office supplies have been the couriers of many incredible ventures, books, and philanthropic causes? At one time, every idea has its debut on that nice, square post-it and then it becomes something- well- something real. It’s hard to imagine that one of the NASA drovers roaming the surface of a distant planet, gathering amazing facts on the wonders beyond us all, was once just an idea on a 4×4 sticky note.
Already you are sitting back in your office chair, eyeing that neon pink, green, or yellow note of sticky-ness with new appreciation. Click. Scribble. You take down a thought with the quick strokes of your pen (another wonderful everyday office thing) and pop it up on ‘the wall.’ Maybe it’s one of those ‘don’t forget to…’ type thoughts or maybe it’s something new, original; something on the cusp of greatness. Sitting back again, hearing the familiar creak in your chair, you hope for the latter. And just maybe it is. Never underestimate the power of a sticky note. Never.
For one man who violated the handicap parking law, he will never forget that great force that nearly impaired his ability to drive. The force of countless sticky notes completely covering his car in blue, with the nice touch of a handicap sign in white post-its. Society was speaking out that day- with the sticky note.
For the girl answering calls and booking seats, she will never forget the magic of a post-it left on her computer screen reading, “See you soon,” with a happy face. Even years later, after marrying the man who left it there, she would pull it out from its sacred place among her recipes and remember that special wonder it caused.
In loving salute to the company co-founder of Apple, post-it notes cover the clear glass at the Apple store, at Broadway and 67th street in New York. They appeared there two days after his passing- an outpouring of respect and admiration for what he, Steve Jobs, had accomplished in his lifetime. It’s really no great leap in logic to wonder if his very words, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works,” did, at one time, exist on a sticky note on his ‘wall.’
There is no office that should be without these paper-adhesive squares we all call post-its or sticky notes. They are the medium through which we are changing the world. They are millions of sticky papered possibilities, waiting to be realized. And now that we have you enthralled in the power of a post-it, shall we move on to pens?
For a printing company, like Documedia, we love to see the spectacular in every kind of print media. Yet, what often predates a design file is ‘yours truly’, the post-it note. We can sincerely leave our admiration right here for you to witness and meditate upon, our admiration for what merely began as a page holder and has turned into a ‘page turner’ for all of us, one sticky neon square at a time.
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