The Burning Man 2015: A Community Sharing Stickers

Burning Man 2015

Photo Credit to Mckay Jaffe

Hello, Burners. It’s time for Burning Man 2015. This Sunday the dust will be unsettled and the community will kick off events and fun for a week in Black Rock City culminating in the ritual burning of a giant wooden man. The theme this year is “Carnival of Mirrors” and we have seen a lot of custom stickers to reflect that. (Pun intended, sorry)

Burning Man is a communal event and experience. To understand the concept behind Burning Man, check out The 10 Principles of Burning Man:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Participation
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

Art is at the core of the Burning Man experience. To celebrate it many burners create custom stickers themed for Burning Man to use as gifts for the community and to spread the concepts of what Burning Man is.

In the spirit of Burning Man, we created The 10 Principles of StickerGiant:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone can have a custom sticker printed. To us you are never a stranger, just a new sticker lover.

Gifting
We love to help people out. Whether, it is frequently asked questions, or event sponsorships. We love to give the gift of stickers and sticker knowledge.

Decommodification
We are preserving the spirit of stickers, we are sharing sticker stories. Every sticker has a story and we want to share those with you.

Radical Self-reliance
StickerGiant is an employee led company through our Open Book Management structure. Every StickerGiant employee is enabled to use their knowledge to improve the quality of orders and service provided.

Radical Self-expression
We create unique stickers that match the individuals values and make sure the sticker is right for the customer’s needs.

Communal Effort
Our sticker community is spread out through blogs and social media. We want to connect with sticker lovers everywhere.

Civic Responsibility
We value feedback on how we are doing. We guarantee satisfaction in our stickers. We also follow the rules and laws of the land.

Leaving No Trace
We are a 100% Wind Powered sticker factory, doing our part to protect the environment.

Participation
Every employee is active and involved in the success of StickerGiant through our Open Book Management.

Immediacy
We provide 1-5 day turnarounds on the majority of our sticker types. We also offer free shipping.

We love seeing the art and experience of Burning Man continue to inspire awesome four color stickers. We try to keep that spirit alive everyday through printing awesome custom stickers and labels for all.

Spread the sticker love, Burners!

Burning Man Stickers

Illustrations by David Silverman

#BESomething: A Sticker Street Art Campaign

#BEsomething

BE Friends

BE autiful

BE Free

BE Respectful

BE Creative

#BEsomething is a street art sticker campaign started by our friend @joeycon40. The stickers are being spread out around New York City and beyond to raise social consciousness.

The stickers are being slapped all over NYC with the blank space not filled in. If a passerby sees it, they are suppose to tag it with a word, or statement, and then post a picture of the completed sticker.

This campaign is such a creative use of stickers. A simple design in five different bright colors with UV laminate to take the beating of the outdoors. Our premium white stickers work great for the durability and ease of writing on the stickers for this street art campaign.

Tune in on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, search “#BEsomething” to check out all the great fill in statements this street art has created.

The real key behind it all is to #BEyourself when creating stickers. Enjoy the street art sticker campaign and happy slapping!

Meet Anna: Sticker Expert

Meet Anna

Learn a little more about the StickerGiant Team. Meet Anna, one of StickerGiant’s Sticker Experts, assisting with the many custom sticker and label orders processed every day. Chances are some of you have met her in your past ordering experiences.

Anna is responsible for assisting customer with their sticker orders from the moment you click “Submit” to after the package is shipped. She handles orders of all types including quotes and sample requests.

Anna has been part of the StickerGiant team for over a year now and her friendly, upbeat personality is a big contributor to our excellent customer service. Her personality is also a big part of her passion, acting. In her free time, she is doing performances in local plays. Currently, she is in a show at Spark Theater in Denver.

Anna has a double major from Northern Arizona University in Theater Performance and Public Relations. In addition to acting, Anna also got into Crossfit back in May and has been attending Crossfit Roots in Boulder ever since.

“The thing I love most about working at StickerGiant is the ability, time and support to still pursue my dreams of acting professionally.” – Anna, Sticker Expert.

 

Gamers Giving Back to Fight Cancer

GameChanger

Right Trigger, B, A, + X, the super combination of gaming and charity is here. GameChanger Charity is leading a charge on helping kids who have the ultimate battle, fighting cancer!

“GameChanger is a nonprofit that benefits sick kids and the environment by using proceeds from the re-sale of donated materials to financially support children and families suffering from cancer. GameChanger helps corporations by providing technology leaders with alternatives to managing excess electronics & inventory.”

GameChanger was founded in 2007 by Jim Carol, who himself was affected when his son was diagnosed with terminal leukemia at age 11. He saw how video games and kindness made a positive impact on those suffering. GameChanger over the years has donated 17,000 video games to hospitals, families, children centers, and partner charities. They have donated over $200,000 to finding a cure for cancer and most recently, they have been able to give direct financial support to over 100 families.

GameChanger has partnered with Xbox, Activision/Blizzard, EA, and Amazon who provide large donations. GameChanger is using stickers promote their good will, recently slapping the “Gamers Give Back Tour” stickers in their schwag bags.

Encouraging charitable acts with custom stickers is an amazing thing to see. We did our part and donated, be a GameChanger in a kid’s life today.

Journey to RockLove Jewelry

RockLove Jewelry

“My Precious”… We know that came to your mind right now. Don’t deny it. RockLove Jewelry is making amazing old world, gothic, exotic pieces with some pretty big partners to create some beautiful jewelry.

RockLove is an independent jeweler based out of New York City. Allison turned her passion into the business back in 2008. Her designs are cast in sterling silver, gold and brass. Her training came from an apprenticeship in Florence, Italy where she was inspired by old world designs and historic influences.

Allison has had the fortune of partnering with some big franchises in TV, movies, music, video games, and more. Recently, she did an official The Hobbit piece of a sterling silver black arrow pendant. She also is about to release an official piece for the TV series Outlander.  Other jewelry features, Star Trek, Fallout, Skyrim, and more.

RockLove has put a lot of care into the packaging of these collectible pieces and use gold foil stickers to make the jewelry boxes stand out.

Make your brand stand out with fancy stickers, choose from glow-in-the-dark, reflective, or stick with our premium white stickers.

Sponsorship Desk: #ScopeOutAmerica

StickerGiant #ScopeOutAmerica Sponsored Stickers

StickerGiant #ScopeOutAmerica Sponsored Stickers

This week’s Sponsorship Desk Update is one of the most-unique events to which we’ve had the pleasure of donating in-kind stickers, and we’re proud to be promoting the Scope Out America as they travel across the country live-streaming their first-of-it’s kind social scavenger hunt using Twitter’s livestreaming app Periscope.

Scope Out America is the brainchild of Raymond Cinemato of Los Angeles, California, and Shawn Matthews of Springfield, Missouri. These two creative professionals traveling throughout the United States on a high energy, interactive, scavenger hunt directed by their fans–or as they say, their Periscope family. They are completing challenges from our contributors, sponsors, and the Periscope community at large. As they travel from place to place, they are also leaving challenges and and mystery prizes in various locations from Los Angeles to New York City. In doing, so Raymond and Shawn are creating a truly dynamic, fun & engaging experience for everyone involved.

You can join the adventure in two simple steps.

  1. Download the Periscope App on your phone
  2. Follow @RaymondCinemato & @ShawnCMatthew and use the #scopeoutamerica hashtag on Twitter.

When the team got their stickers, of course they broadcast it to the world on Periscope.

 

The duo is picking up media mentions as they travel across the country, as you’ll see in this local news cast.

Follow all of the action on Twitter.