Bored Employee Uses 8,024 Post-It Notes To Transform Boring Office
Plain old office walls driving you mad? Then you understand why Ben Brucker got his coworkers to decorate them with superhero murals! And not just any kind of murals – Post-it murals! Yes, the humble sticky paper notes were used to produce these geeky works of art and love. In all, 8,024 pieces were used in a day long battle against boredom and white walls.
The project makes sense considering that Ben works at a creative agency – after all, these are the kind of people one expects to be creative. According to what he said to reddit, it took Ben several weeks to plan and design the characters, who look a lot like pixel art. He had full support for this project: his boss not only allocated a $300 budget for the materials, but also helped put the murals up!
But why Post-its? Well, the agency is planing to move office in a few months, so the design had to be non-permanent. Who knows what fun-hating, pony-loving grouches could move in next?
“One day I just got so tired of how sterile and boring our office felt, I thought I should do something about it”
Ben decided to create superhero murals using 8,024 post-it notes
“Superheroes were the answer. I started working out the pixel grid and designing some characters”
“This is a creative agency. This is the kind of thing we are supposed to have on our walls, and the kind of thing that we enjoy”
“There are a lot of leftovers, and some colors from the packs were not used at all. I ended up purchasing about 9,000 post-its”
“Some wonderful people in my office volunteered to come in over the weekend to install the mural”
Brucker wrote that putting the mural up took “one day, from about 10AM to 5:30PM”
“Help was welcomed from people of all shapes and sizes :)”