Lighter Side: 8,000 Post-It notes and an incredible office make-over

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In a stunt which could easily be crowned “the most creative use of office stationary”, employees at a digital graphic design agency have used more than 8,000 Post It notes to produce an impressive piece of work-place art.

The colourful floor-to-ceiling super hero mural was the brainchild of 31-year-old Ben Brucker, lead designer at eBay Enterprise in San Francisco.

“One day I just got so tired of how sterile and boring our office felt, I thought I should do something about it,” said Brucker.

So, he took to Photoshop to mock up some designs for the mural. Here are some pictures of Bruckers brilliant creation: 

Brucker says he and his co-workers spent nearly eight hours completing the masterpiece one Saturday – even his boss came down to lend a hand.

“This is a creative agency,” said Brucker. “This is the kind of thing we are supposed to have on our walls, and the kind of thing that we enjoy.”

“It feels good to walk into work knowing that it can be fun, and not too serious when it doesn't need to be,” he continued.  

All in all, the impressive make-over cost just $300 – it brightened up the old office space and brought the team together in a shared task.

For anyone else who’s keen to produce their own pixelated masterpiece, Brucker says 3M has a handy Post-It art creator on its website.

“You can colour in the grid for your plan,' he explained, adding that he ordered most of the notes on Amazon, which offers more colour options than your average Home Depot.

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  • Sharon on 2015-04-10 4:51:40 PM

    Bravo to Mr. Brucker! What a fantastic team-building experience and what a great way to build office morale. I'm sure the employees must have had a lot of fun creating these pictures, and are probably all the more engaged for being given the opportunity to do so.

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