Nina van Tuikwerd — Stickers
On my bike, waiting for the traffic light to turn green, I placed my hand on a bollard. My eyes wandered of to some dirty spots that where stuck on the pole. Spots in shapes of squares and circles. Leftovers of something that had been there before. When the light turned green, and I cycled on my eyes kept on looking for other small shapes.The shapes where left over footprints of stickers that had been there before.Then I started also seeing the real stickers. And I saw them everywhere, outside, inside, in clubs, in the train, on the floor, in toilets, just everywhere.
HOW TO FIT IN
1. What kind of sticker do you want to make?Is it for commercial use ? Go for a more clear and readable typeface. Preferable a sans-serif typeface.Is it a sticker just for yourself, go all out. Express yourself and be free with a typeface you really like.
2. Picture/illustrationOnly ad when necessary. Does it make your sticker more clear, and illustrates it the purpose, use it.For own use go all out. Unless your the minimalistic type.. than just keep it simple.
3. Color The use of color is expensive so if you want to keep it low budget, just use black and white.If your budget is a bit bigger try to incorporate some more colors. To make it more exiting. And to make them stand out in the crowd.
4. ShapeLast but not least. What kind of shape do you want to use? Which shape (round or square) fits the purpose more ? A round sticker is harder to design but can also be a fun challenge.