Thoughts From Printing Experts

Bart Simpson

Fit to Stick: Decal News – Jan. 3, 2014

2ao-dot-org After Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill drew criticism for posting a "no guns permitted" sign on its front door, a restaurateur decided to take a stand of his own—with a sticker.

Bryan Crosswhite created 2amendment.org, an online database where gun-rights businesses can register their names and addresses and get stickers for their windows that signal they are friendly to legal gun owners who exercise their right to bear arms. Like with license plate decals, businesses will renew them each year.

“We want to make it something for business owners who are pro-Second Amendment,” Crosswhite, told the Washington Times. “A sticker on the door, just like Zagat [Survey], and that way people who want to do business with pro-Second Amendment companies will automatically connect with those Second Amendment companies.”

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Charlie Davis of Groton, South Dakota uses the graffiti he sees on full-size train cars as the inspiration for decals that he creates for his model trains. Davis takes photographs of the trains as they pass, and then uses his computer to create scaled-down versions of the graffiti he sees.

"I like weathering cars to make them look like they have been out on the rails, traveling, doing what they're supposed to be doing, and part of that is graffiti, because they get tagged," Davis told the Rapid City Journal.

Davis has become familiar with certain taggers or crews of taggers and work. He exhibits his model trains with his local model train club.

Here's a photo of Davis and his work. (Photo credit: Aberdeen News)

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In 1980, Lesley Ledbetter and her father were almost killed when a drunk driver swerved into their lane, hitting their car. The accident left her seriously injured and in need of extensive rehabilitation. Ledbetter, now a  Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) coordinator, has devoted much of her time to doing whatever she could to prevent people from drinking while intoxicated.

Ledbetter recently teamed up with a local DWI program, Teen Court and some local youth to place 1,500 of informative stickers on alcoholic beverages at a local Walmart and grocery store. The campaign is called 'Sticker Shock,' and features stickers containing warnings about the risks and penalties associated with giving alcohol to minors.

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Congratulations to Canada's Victoria Hyundai for breaking the Guinness World Record for 'the most stickers on a car.' The dealership set a new record by sticking 15,000 stickers on a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe—and also raised $15,000 for needy families this Christmas!

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In an effort to make circuit-building more crafty, a hacker and author partnered with a student from MIT to create Circuit Stickers: a $25 kit filled with flat, sticky lights and sensors that work when combined with conductive material. The stickers can stick to a variety of surfaces inconspicuously, and can be used in a variety of creative ways.

Here is a video featuring the concept:

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