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02 post-it

What is a Post-it Note? 0 use in art 03 use in technology 04




post-it sales


the challenge


09 post-it products



16 Sticky Notepads 18 WHAT IS ORIGAMI



bic logo history

13 posters

14 Stick It Or Not Notes

19 conclution

Origami Sticky Notes hadeel quraan Graphic Design 2009175074 Teacher Khusrouf Taif

About Me hi my name is hadeel quraan ,i am a graphic designer and currently live in a small town in jordan. i am a person who has a passion for design. one of my dreams is to be famous designer and now, i am working toward it! first i was in accounting college but accounting was not my ambition so i submitted a request for art college in yarmouk university and got accepted , so this was my first step to achieve my goals . Now i am in my last year in graphic design major preparing for my graduation project about “post it � sticky notes .why did i choose sticky notes ? in my real life i am addicted to sticky notes because it helps me organize and arrange my thoughts and ideas ,i also use them in my computer. sometimes i use them to write my notes ,even i started drawing my fast sketches on it, note search keys, story ideas, phone numbers, and websites address, honestly it saved me from chaos where i .

Introduction It is difficult to imagine the world without post-it , since it became one of the necessities of life that cant be replaced. In this paper, I will give you post -it history and how this company appeared ,how it developed throw the years until it been used in many fields as art field and tecnology. i will present for you post-it posters , also how post-it sales are on the rise and what makes this company one of the best top five office supply products in the united states .what is direct response marketing ??! thats what we will find out in this papper . i also mention post -it products with sizes and colors and the top Competitors, In addition to the definition of origami art in a fast way without the detailes finally i will explain my project with detailes So you have a clear vision of the whole project.



What is a Post-it No “a post-it note (or sticky note) is a piece of stationery with a re-adherable strip of adhesive on the back, designed for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. although now available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes, post-it notes are most commonly a 3 -inch (76 mm) square, canary yellow in color. a unique low-tack adhesive allows the notes to be esily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue.” 1 "post-it notes took off because they met an unarticulated need," says holmes. "people needed it, but didn't know it at the time. they know it now." logo means : four-packs of post- it yellow canary notes .

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ote? The origins of the Post-it note are quite interesting In 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver, a chemist at “ 3M ” 2 in the United states, was attempting to develop a super-strong dhesive, but instead he accidentally created a "low-tack", reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive.In 1974, a colleague of his, Art Fry, who had attended one of Silver's seminars, came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmark in his hymnbook. Fry then developed the idea by taking advantage of 3M's officially sanctioned "permitted bootlegging" policy. 3M launched the product in stores in 1977 in four cities under the name "Press 'n Peel", but its results were disappointing. in 1978, 3M issued free samples to residents of Boise, Idaho, and 94 % of the people who tried them said that they would buy the product. in1980 the product debuted in US stores as "Post-It Notes". In 1981, Post-its were launched in Canada and Europe. In 2003, the company came out with Post-it Brand Super Sticky notes, with a stronger glue that adheres better to vertical and non-smooth surfaces.The yellow color was chosen by accident; a lab next-door to the Post-it team had scrap yellow paper, which the team initially used .The company continues to produce the classic Post-it note, which comes in a small convenient size and a striking lemon yellow color.

According to 3M, there are eight standard sizes of Post-it notes, which come in 25 shapes and 62 colors. Clearly, the company capitalized on the success of the brand, with a far reaching assortment of products aimed at different users from college students to environmental activists.“The Post-it® note has become such a part of American society that the notes have been even been elevated to the level of art. Using multi colored Post-it notes, artists have produced huge murals, sculptures, and an assortment of other pieces. Post-it® pranks are also widespread, especially in offices; many of these pranks involve using mass numbers of the cheap notes to cover offices, homes, or even cars. ” 3

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Use in art I was simply amazed. The super-sticky notes were displayed in many places as art works that it was displayed in the Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall. The artwork was picked through a student competition. They got to have their artwork displayed on the world's largest billboard made of Post-it Notes, really Impressive. However, this isn't the first time that art has been madeout of Post-it Notes. I remember seeing a wall covered with post-it even a car , an office in a cool designs . Now that was pretty cool but not as impressive as the Post-it campaign. “In 2004, Paola Antonelli, a curator of architecture and design, included Post-it notes in a show entitled "Humble Masterpieces". Rebecca Murtaugh is a California artist who uses Post it notes in her artwork; in 2001, she created an installation by covering her whole bedroom with $1000 worth of the notes, using the ordinary yellow for objects she saw as having less value and neon colors for more important objects, such as the bed. Since 2002, Jésica López of Monterrey, Mexico, has been painting series of figures and portraits with acrylic on Post-it notes to depict, for instance, the faces of the "101 most powerful women" identified in the Forbes list of 2006. Some artists create entire murals of colored Post-it notes. In 2000 the 20th anniversary of Post-it notes was celebrated by having artists create artworks on the notes. One such work, by the artist R. B. Kitaj, sold for £640 in an auction, making it the most valuable Post-it note on record. ” 4

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Use in technology Post-it notes have also been used in technology in the form of desktop notes which are computer applications developed to allow users to put virtual notes on their computer desktop These computerized versions of Post-it notes include 3M's own "Post-it Brand Software Notes", Apple's "Stickies", Windows 7's "Sticky Notes". The company has kept pace with computer technology with the introduction of their Post-it Software Notes for Internet Designers, a digital version of the familiar yellow note. The software is the first product of its kind to allow Web content to live outside the browser. Notes can be equipped with alarms and can be sent as electronic mail.


Posters Fun Fact About Post-it A Post it Note Is Clinging to the nose of a plane after a ight from las vegas arrives in minneapolis after surviving speed of 500 miles per hour and -56 degrees fahrenhiet temeprature .

post it sales Millions of the self-stick notes are manufactured each year and sold worldwide They are one of the top five selling office supply products in the United States . post-it use the direct response marketing this strategey means that we are putting some sort of marketing out there and looking for a direct response . the company put an ad out and a phone call or email comes back to the company .hopefully those phone calls or emails ultimately lead to some business. That's why we do direct response marketing. It's far more cost effective. the post-it do exactly that they give a couple of piece of information and wait for the customers phone calls and comments .Post-it notes meet all of the criteria. If it's done well you'll get extraordinary response rates. what makes post it have a high quality production line ? Larry Jones, member services director of the Harrison electric co-op in Cynthiana, says that the operations department makes weekly inspections of the line that powers the plant to make sure that everything is in running order to catch potential problems before they can slow production .she says that there is two lines of production to guarantee safety , good quality , and extra precaution .


The challenge When Art Fry invented the Post-it note nearly 20 years ago, no one could see the need for a self-stick small paper that is, until they used one. That was the challenge for Fry and 3M's marketing team to get people to try them just once. They started giving free samples- for pepole and offices when they try it just once they release how much it could be usefull and then they cant Irreplace it . now post-it products are accepted stuff that every one have to own it to organize his ideas , thoughts or even to sketch his drawings on it, post-it have been making the art of communication easier and a lot of fun for over 20 years thank you post it . 3M produces more than 400 different Post-it products, The smallest Post-it note measures .5 inches by 2 inches; the largest Post-it product is the Post-it Easel Pad, which spans 25 by 30.5 inches . Available in 27 sizes, 56 standard shapes, and 22 different dispensers, Post-it notes offer nearly unlimited imprint potential. Their 57 color possibilities include the known colors of post-it sunshine yellow , neons, pastels, and ultrabrights. New Post-it products include a safari series made of recycled paper fiber and a dispenser memo cube with colorful designs .


post-it products


Neon Collection

Message Notes

Canary Yellow

Electric Glow™ Collection

Farmers Market Collection

Jewel Pop™ Collection

Pastel Collection

Sunwashed Pier™ Collection

Tropic Breeze™ Collection

Ultra Collection

Post-it® Page Markers

Post-it® Message Flags

Assorted Brights



Post-it® One Inch Flags

Post-it® Half inch Flags

Post-it® Filing Tabs

Writing Tools

Post-it® Flag + Gel Pen

Post-it® Flag + Highlighter


Note Taking Tabs

Label Pads

Flag+ Combination Highlighter and Pen

Label Rolls


Bic Logonote


History in 1945 marcel bich started working with edouard buffard ,manufacturing parts for fountain pens in a factory in clichy, during this period, marcel bich realized the enormous potential for the ballpoint pen. subsequently, he adapted and improved a process for making ballpoints invented by the hungarian laszlo biro and in december 1950, launched his own ballpoint pen in france under the bic brand, a shortened and more memorable version of his own name. the high quality and affordable price of the “bic cristal � meant that it was quickly adopted by an increasing number of consumers.

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es GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSION “ Winning foreign markets At an early stage, Marcel BICH began winning foreign markets by creating subsidiaries, taking over foreign companies, signing agreements with agents, and arranging licensing agreements with companies to produce parts of the BIC product. Between 1953 and 1957, BIC entered into the Belgian, Dutch, Swiss, Spanish and Austrian markets. BIC Italy was created in 1954 and BIC Brazil in 1956. In 1957, BIC acquired BIRO Swan in England, there by moving into this key market and consequently the markets of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. BIC began its conquest of the huge North American market in 1958 and in 1959, BIC entered the Scandinavian market. Throughout this time BIC also pursued its development in Africa and the Middle East. In 1995, BIC significantly strengthened its position in Eastern and Central Europe and in Asia in 1997. In 2009, BIC Group and Cello Group signed an agreement where by BIC Group acquired 40% of Cello pens, number one for writing instruments in India. � 5


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BIC Sticky Notes BIC sticky notes are available in a multitude of bright and neon colors, guaranteeing that one's brand and message will pop whenever in use. More and more customers are seeing them being used in a wide array of situations and institutions including homes, libraries, schools, agencies, cars, doctor's offices, and many more. The greatest advantage of implementing customized sticky notes into your marketing or advertising plan is that these promotional products can be made in almost any shape, size, and color. Imprinted with your logo, text, message, and contact information, you have all the power when it comes to appealing to a certain demographic or having your own personal say in the product you think will be best for your company.


BIC Logo History The BIC logo has two parts 1- The BIC Boy 2- The three letters B I C, a shortened version of the family name of the company’s founder, Marcel Bich. Both of these elements appear in the traditional colors: orange and black. (Orange reference is Pantone 1235C) . in 1950, when Marcel BICH launched his famous BIC CRISTAL ballpoint pen, BIC’s logo has the three letters « B I C » inside of a red parallelogram with rounded-off angles. Second logo for Bic is the BIC Boy which was created by well-known French graphic designer, Raymond Savignac. Born in Paris in 1907, first he was working as the creator of numerous French advertising campaigns. Later, he began working with BIC, and in 1952 designed the Company’s very first advertising campaign: “elle court, elle court, la Pointe BIC” (it runs, it runs, the BIC point). the following year bic cerated a new logo Combines the schoolboy placed in front of the letters « B I C »|, this is the final version of the BIC logo . the logo dated back to when the company made only ballpoint pens but over time has been used to brand the entire range of BIC products. Logo Timeline





Posters BIC logo dated back to when the company made only ballpoint pens but over time has been used to brand the entire range of BIC products.

Stick It Or Not Notes From American Stationary American Stationery Since 1919,established in peru,indiana . American Stationery has been a leading provider of personalized stationery and related products direct to the consumer. In these 93 plus years, they have served generations of satisfied customers with our quality and values. they have over 200 employees ready to make your shopping experience a pleasure. their state of the art web-site allows the customers to preview their order and send it directly into the company system for quick, error free processing.

Services American Stationery can help you create custom memo in different shapes, sizes and colors. Why settle for a simple, standard memo pad when you can have personalized memos that get people the information they need in a creative and colorful way And a memo pad holder to keep your memo pads organized. American Stationery focus in personlized memos and pads that you can order them by calling the company to get your offer with the colors and themes you want , it lets you to be known withe your office stationary or ur own card business and accessory products are geared toward the customer adress . Nothing makes a better statement than your own custom-made, personalized business stationery. Custom letterhead exemplifies your style and professionalism in the marketplace. american stationery offers you ahigh-quality ,goos design with a good price for you to save your money in the best way possible .




Sticky Notepads From Traylor Papers History Traylor Papers was founded in 2001 by Lisa Traylor, she started as a fun project in an office in her home. Apparently, Lisa's interest and love for "cool" paper stuff is shared by many others, as the growth of Traylor Papers can attest in its decade of history. Now in our tenth year of business, Traylor Papers has earned an exceptional customer service record, rated as Excellent/5-Star by 85% of customers and Good/4Star by more than 12%, as verified by Yahoo! Shopping. Take a peek at our most recent customer testimonials. Accepted payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.

“ Satisfaction Policy: We stand behind all our products and expect you'll be extremely satisfied with your purchase. Most items can be returned or exchanged if we are contacted within 5 days of receipt of your order. Returns must be pre-authorized by contacting our customer service department for an RA# and are only valid on still saleable items (special orders or items that have sold out or been discontinued are not returnable). All invitations and custom-printed stationery products are non-returnable due to their personalized nature. Food items are also non-returnable for safety reasons. Christmas holiday and related seasonal merchandise, including calendars, are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after Oct. 1. Shipping charges are not refundable at any time and any product returned for exchange should be sent at customer expense. Returns should be sent to: Traylor Papers, 27068 La Paz Rd., Suite 575, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656 (note: this is not a location for personal pick-up or drop-off). If you have a question or issue regarding a purchase � 6

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Traylor Papers is now in its 11th year of business headquartered in California. Beyond custom invitations, we stock a wide variety of terrific imprintable invites, plain and personalizable stationery, paper pads, thank you notes, and neat and different gifts. Our distinguishing characteristic is that we're always on the look-out for interesting merchandise that's not your typical drugstore variety. If you're searching for products that are above-average quality with very fair pricing, you've found the right place! P.S. Special orders are always welcome. Our standard practice is to go to great lengths to search for the ideal product for our clients. E-mail technology and this website helps us close the distance gap with clients who live far away and enables us all to shop and work when the timing is best. Whether you're across the street or across the country, we'll do all we can do get the job done right!


WHAT IS ORIGAMI “ Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means

paper. Together, they form the word, "origami." It is an art form that has been handed down from parent to child through many generations. Origami involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. Animals, birds, fish, geometric shapes, puppets, toys and masks are among the models that even very young children can learn to make in just one sitting.� 6

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conclution The Post-it note became important part of daily life these days, that’s often used in varity majors we use them at ofďŹ ces or even at home we use them everywhere. actullay the company post -it use a great way to keep their brand in front of customers I think it should be like something that everybody has heard about but nobody really knows who invented it," Holmes , 3M's plant manager says "We simply don't show people our processes,". Origami sticky notes this is the name of my project which i am gonna use notes to make origami art shapes , it can provide something fun to your notes on ofďŹ ce or even at your home .in my project i want to use recycled notes and turn them into 3D and 2D paper models using origami shapes .


fold it the pocket from

2.fold in half

3.flatten to square

1.fold in half

5.turn over and flatten the pocket like fig 3 & 4

8.pick a tip to make a space

7.fold to make creases and fold back

9.flatten the pockets

11.fold popen and flatten the pocket like fig 7&8&9 10.turn over

12.fold to meet the center line 15.finished

14.pocket fold the head and open the wings 13.pocket fold in the deooted line

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