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Cinco Teca at Puesto

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo! It's a special day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage across the United States and Mexico. Little know fact about the day, it is more popular in the states than in Mexico. Hence, we turn our sticker gaze to San Diego and a little fiesta known as Cinco Teca at Puesto.

Puesto has two locations in San Diego and are known for their delicious street tacos and fresh guacamole. They know how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with CincoTeca. What is CincoTeca?
"Not your madre's Cinco de Mayo: CincoTeca Dos at Puesto at The Headquarters downtown featuring live music from TJ's Nortec Collective along with special guests Javiera Mena and Gepe. Free show starts at 3:30pm. Margarita and beer specials from Casa Noble Tequila and Modelo Especial. Party the day away with a taco in your hand at this free, all ages show!"

CincoTeca is happening for the second year and looking to become an annual fiesta. In addition to the drinks, great food, and live music; Puesto is complementing the day with awesome colorful event logo stickers.

So party your Cinco de Mayo away and wake up with a fresh sticker to commemorate the day of fun.

The Burning Man 2015: A Community Sharing Stickers

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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

Sticker of Church Logo Embodies The Spirit of Community

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In 2005 a journey for 16 people sitting in a living room in northwest San Antonio began.  They wanted to welcome people into a community and church that did not care about denominations.  What they cared about was helping people with a friendly community and to spread the word of the New Testament and discover God’s purposes.

In addition to their sermons, Journey Church also provides various Life Groups for people to partake in socially to help them feel like a more cohesive community.  These groups are usually held in a similar place to where Journey Church started; someone’s living room.

With two simple arches converging into one over the name of Journey Church on their sticker we see simplicity and partnership.  StickerGiant is proud to help Journey Church reach out with these beautiful simple stickers and let you know you’re not alone on your journey.

Ready to start a new journey of your own?  Contact StickerGiant to create your own stickers and journey down the road to building your own cohesive community.

Craft Vapery Offers Only the Finest in Vaping Accessories

StickerGiant created these awesome stickers for Craft Vapery
Vapeto inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device. Vaping has become incredibly popular the last few years, especially as people look for alternatives to cigarettes and other smokeables, and Craft Vapery knows just what you need to get your smoke on.

Headquartered in sunny Beverly Hills, California and working tirelessly to create only the finest vaping experience around, Craft Vapery specializes in their very own life of custom-made hardware, liquids, accessories and quality apparel like shirts, hats and hoodies - oh my! As an added bonus, they offer subscriptions to a hand-curated box of your favorite vaping liquids, delivered straight to your door and packed with love. As a member of Craft Vapery, you also get 5-10% off almost everything in their store, free shipping on orders over $35 (what?!) and exclusive access to giveaways, promotions and limited-run items before everyone else. Schweet!

Craft Vapery is not about flash and bright colors - they're about customer and quality, which is why their custom-made sticker looks just as gentlemanly as they are. A classic two-tone color scheme and subtle website information let people know where you got the goods while piquing the interest of those not in the know. It's definitely a conversation starter!

Ready to grab your gear and stock up on some sweet stickers? We know you are! Click here to get started.

“The more we can connect, tangibly, the better…” —STICKER Story Peter Askew, DudeRanch

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Peter Askew is the business wrangler behind adventure travel clearinghouse DudeRanch.com, a dude ranch vacation marketplace that highlights ranch destinations across the USA & Canada. Apart from offering adventure seekers an easy way to tap into their ideal cowboy/cowgirl experience, the site lists ranches for sale and features jobs available in the industry.

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Q&A with Peter Askew


What do people really dig about your product/services?:

One aspect folks really enjoy about the dude ranch vacation industry is the amount of activities guests can enjoy during a visit - from horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, bonfires, hayrides, and in some locations even trap/skeet, spa visits, & river rafting!

I can't leave out the scenery, though.. Most ranches are nestled in remote areas where the surrounding scenery can take your breath away, and really helps visitors relax during a vacation stay.

Because of this, dude ranch vacations have often been described as 'Summer Camp for Adults' : )

Who are the awesome people behind the curtain at your company/project and what do they do?:

I guess you'd call me the jack-of-all trades here, as I'm the webmaster and pull all the levers behind the scenes.

Additionally, though, I spend a good bit of my time helping spread the word for the dude ranch vacation industry, and help educate those who might not understand how much the industry has evolved over the years into an amazing group & family vacation destination.

Why/How do you use stickers as a marketing or outreach tactic?: 

We use stickers as a marketing & outreach tactic because we appreciate their tangible aspects. We're a digital company, and our product is information, so the more we can connect, tangibly, with our current & potential customers, the better.

What advice would you give to a company thinking about using stickers as a marketing tactic to wow their fans. What has worked for you, what hasn’t, etc?: 

We found that stickers helped further establish our brand and solidified our position within our industry.

And from a return-on-investment standpoint, one of the best bangs-for-our-buck..

List some ways that fans can support your brand to encourage growth apart from buying your product or service?:

Other ways that fans can help support Us? By spreading the word about the dude ranch vacation industry!

With dude ranch locations ranging from rustic to *truly* resort/luxury, the industry can accommodate virtually all types of clientele..

Can you leave links to your social media outlets so that our community can get social with you?:

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/duderanchdotcom
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DudeRanch
WEBSITE: http://www.duderanch.com/

 

“More Stickers on the Streets, More Recognition…” —STICKER Story: Dustin Spagnola, Artist


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PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK CAVAN BROWN

Courtesy of WNC Magazine

Dustin Spagnola is what some might call an unapologetic artist with a keen eye for social commentary. A prolific street artist (among other mediums), Spagnola is anything but the fame seeking type. This no doubt adds to his street cred appeal. After researching Spagnola for this blog piece, we quickly discovered that his visual art speaks in a way that text struggles to accurately convey. You truly have to see it for yourself:



From time to time, StickerGiant has the pleasure of working with Spagnola and we enjoy translating his art into sticker from.  So when discussions began about proliferating blog pieces featuring actual sticker customers, our staff immediately thought of Spangnola.

Q&A with Dustin Spagnola


SG: What do people really dig about your product/services?:

DS: Large scale paintings. questioning authority.

SG: Who are the awesome people behind the curtain at your company or project and what do they do?

DS: Just me.

SG: Why/How do you use stickers as a marketing or outreach tactic?: 

DS: Guerrilla campaigns.

SG: What advice would you give to a company thinking about using stickers as a marketing tactic to wow their fans. What has worked for you, what hasn’t, etc?: 

DS: more stickers on the streets, more recognition

SG: List some ways that fans can support your brand to encourage growth apart from buying your product or service?:

DS: support local art. take pictures of murals. like images on facebook and share them. follow me on instagram

SG: Can you leave links to your social media outlets so that our community can get social with you?:

WEBSITE: www.dustinspagnola.com

INSTAGRAM: @dustinspagnola

FAN PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spagnola/199402443406652

PORTFOLIO: http://www.saatchionline.com/dustinspagnola


TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dustinspagnola


TUMBLER: http://dustinspagnola.tumblr.com/