Last week I found an old yellowish paper folder in one of my drawers.
Innocent by appearance but hides a nostalgic treasure – my lost stickers collection, traced by renowned historians to the mid 80s’. For years, my favorite presents were stickers, of any size, shape or form (or smell) that I could added to my rapidly growing sticker collection. I might have used a sticker or two in a moment of weakness during my childhood, but the majority of my collection stayed exactly like I found it last week. In retrospect, it is kind of an absurd that I haven’t used them but thanks to my obsession we can now see what the world had gone through in the last 20 years:
Elf! Does someone remember him? This is from 1988…
Zbang – the characters are just starting to make their acquaintance with the world: these stickers are before ‘Red Head’ grew his funny pony tail. These stickers were added to the collection sometime in the 90’s.
These stickers had lemon smell. They don’t have any adhesive signs now, not to mention a smell..
These have banana smell. And adhesive.
Without a doubt my collection ‘claim to fame’ was this line of Kalkitos. You may know them as Letraset: rub-down transfer stickers that you press with a ball pen or any other plastic object on the surface you want to stick them to.
Latraset is a great company for design and art crafts that is mostly known because of this product. You can read here more about the product. You may remember Kalkitos as a huge thing if you were a kid in the 70’s or 80’s. While Letraset targeted their products to designers and artists, Kalkitos targeted kids and teens and came up with this great sticker product. If You want to know them better read this.
Finally, did you know that wall decal installation is similar to application of Letraset just in a larger scale? This is how you use Letraset on paper:
And this is how you apply Luka Decal on the wall:
A quiz for the musical ones: what is the name of the song in the Luka ‘How To’ video clip? The first to get it right will get to select Luka wall decal for free!