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People of the outdoors take over Avon, CO for Man of The Cliff 2017

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Man of The Cliff is back for a ninth edition of their annual non-profit event that brings together outdoorsy folks for a rugged weekend of activities and competition. Their custom circle logo sticker uses black as the color base and an illustration of a man of the cliff carrying an axe and raising a beer stein. The website on the bottom helps tie the branding together and provides more information about the event.

This weekend provides events like axe throwing, archery, keg toss, speed chopping, spear throwing, caber toss and sledge hammer throwing. Man that sounds intense, but all of these activities  have been modified to allow men and women of all sizes to compete.

In the past this event has been held in Red Cliff, Colorado, but this year's event will take place at Nottingham Lake in Avon, Colorado with 100% of all funds raised benefiting local charity, First Descents. First Descents provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults (ages 18-39) impacted by cancer.

Bonfire Brewing returns as the Presenting sponsor of Man of The Cliff. Located in Eagle, Colorado, they brew a special beer just for Man of The Cliff, and this year they created the Woodsplitter Pilsner, which will be served in the Vail area and on the Front Range around Denver.

Check out a video from the 2015 edition.


Memphis Welcomes Creatives for Three Days of Connection and Inspiration

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The team at the Creative Works Conference believes that creativity can solve problems that money and politics can’t, and we support that mission. They are helping promote their cause with a bold yellow and black circle logo sticker featuring a sharp design of their logo mark in the middle.

You can see the letter C and W, with the C split in half for the two C's in their name. Then the lighting bolts that tie the event name together surrounded by what looks like a large machine cog, signifying the creative process where a small spark can turn the wheels of inspiration in motion. It's small touches like these that really stand out for the folks that receive this sticker, and when we see these flourishes pass through our shop we just have to pause and admire the truly creative work of our customers.

Memphis will play host city for three days of creative inspiration, growth, and connections. This year’s Creative Works Conference lineup features dozens of influential design, branding, digital, and storytelling experts that will provide full-hearted talks, practical workshops, and too-fun afterparties. There will be three-hour, hands-on sessions led by top creatives from around the country, and all proceeds help continue year-round programming in Memphis, where this team leverages design to accelerate change.

Creative Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and they bring designers, makers, manufacturers, and brands from all over the country to downtown Memphis. They offer up local vendors to the mix, so attendees will  have more apparel, prints, pins, and goodies to choose from.

The Big Andrew 1st Annual White Salmon Kayak Race Takes Over Husum, Washington




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It's been almost ten years since avid surfer Andrew Gmelch of Haverhill, Massachusetts, lost his valiant battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but the namesake foundation started in his honor hasn't stopped paddling.

The Big Andrew Foundation printed up some classic rectangle logo stickers that features their branding on a deep black background with red-and-white type. Easily applied and instantly recognizable, these stickers make for great water bottles, bumpers, laptops or any-old-place the participants want to rock this design.

And this weekend The Big Andrew Foundation will be hosting their 1st Annual Big Andrew White Salmon Kayak Race, and they will bring together an epic group of paddlers on a classic section of Pacific Northwest whitewater near Husum, Washington. Racers will participate in a time-trial based format, and they will be hucking over five miles of water and crushing a few big drops.

For the folks in the "Stands" (read: the riverbank) will have some great views of the scenic shores of the White Salmon river while they pull from kegs of cold Ninkasi beer and listen to music by a roaring campfire at the Husum Falls Finish Line. Sounds like a great time outdoors for a good cause, just the kind of event we love to sponsor here at StickerGiant.


The Big Andrew Foundation White Salmon Kayak Race

The Big Andrew Foundation is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the financial and emotional support of cancer patients and their families. Started in the spring following Andrew's passing, the foundation is a group of watermen, survivors, volunteers and families that rally around a common passion: helping those in need and being close to the water. In it's eight years, the foundation has seen a consistent growth, with young surfers coming back year after year, vowing they will be this years winner.


More about Andrew

Always known as the one who could put a smile on someones face no matter what the situation, Andrew was an individual who lived with unforgettable character. Even at the height of his illness, his optimism and good heartedness remained at the core of his being. The effort in which Andrew expressed in activities ranging from extreme sports to his school studies, provides us with an extraordinary example of how living with passion means to live without regrets and fears. His quick wit and sense of humor also taught those of us who knew him how to live with a little humility, and to take life as it comes.



Go to www.thebigandrew.com to learn more about the other awesome events sponsors for this weekend maybe even find an event near you.

Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid’s 2nd annual Grip, Sip, Give Golf Classic

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Fore! CAN’d Aid’s 2nd annual Grip, Sip, Give Classic sold out in advance and raised a total of $31,000. That's a lot of good that's being done right there. The team at Oskar Blues Brewery printed up an instant-classic die cut sticker, with a golfer teeing off on a can of America's favorite craft beer featuring the foundation's logo. Their vector artwork really shines on this, with the brand's colors standing out on a custom shape.

And of course, there's a beer theme, as the event starts with a happy hour starting MamaMosas (Mama’s Lil’ Pils + OJ) and then a Shotgun start (get it?). Golfers will play until they've earned their 19th hole beers. The day concludes with a BBQ on the green, event awards, and a rollicking silent auction with raffle prizes.

About Oskar Blues and CAN'd Aid


Oskar Blues Brewery started in Lyons, just up the road from our first factory in Hygiene. Oskar Blues now has factories in North Carolina, Texas, and Colorado, plus they own breweries in Florida and Michigan. They've become quite the craft beer empire, and it's convenient that their Anti-Corporate Headquarters, taproom, barrel room and three restaurants are in our hometown here in Longmont, with locations opening in Boulder and Denver.

The CAN’d Aid Foundation is all about really making difference where they CAN. They have a variety of events across the year in multiple locations, and this one takes places in our backyard here in Longmont.They focus they “do-goodery” efforts on supporting Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails and Love Yur Mama programs. What does that mean for each of those categories? We'll let them do the talking.
TOWNS
Whether it’s digging our neighbors out of a flood or helping a local business get back on their feet after a disaster, community is at the heart and soul of the CAN’d Aid Foundation.  We respond quickly and passionately to help towns across the US.

TRAILS
Outdoor activities feed our soul. We LOVE bikes! We love running, hiking, climbing, camping and soakin’ up sunshine. If a trail needs maintenance, low-income children need a new bike to ride or there’s a program to get more people off the couch and ready to explore the outdoors – CAN’d Aid is ready to make it happen.

TUNES
We believe music transforms and transcends – it’s the backbone of good times with good friends and should play a major role in our lives – so, we support programs that teach, share, inspire and make a difference through MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE.

LOVE YOUR MAMA
From our “Crush It Crusade” which helps launch grassroots recycling programs, to jumping in and helping with local cleanup efforts, CAN’d Aid is all about showing love for Mama Earth.

Midwest Craft Con 2017

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Midwest Craft Con is a three-day creative Business Conference for Makers, mid-career crafters, makers and creative business owners taking place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The event will feature inspirational keynote addresses, thought-provoking panel discussions, hands-on workshops and business-focused breakout sessions from experts from Ohio, the Midwest and beyond. They have a die cut sticker that's a white circle with a smaller black circle featuring their Twitter handle. A fun take on a simple sticker in black-and-white that's classic and memorable.

There's some fun and games, too: There are evening mixers, a trade show to explore and ample time network with fellow makers. Last year’s after-hours activities included karaoke, craft-offs and LOTS of googly eyes. This is for anybody who runs a creative business. Whether you’re a veteran indie crafter, an upstart maker, an artist, a designer or photographer: You’ll leave with new ideas, techniques and friends.

The first event in this series was the Midwest Craft Caucus, which took place in Columbus, Ohio, in 2011. Now Midwest Craft Con is brought to you by Brit Charek of Akron, Ohio, who organizes Crafty Mart; Grace Dobush of Cincinnati, Ohio, who co-organizes Crafty Supermarket; Megan Green of Columbus, Ohio, who organizes Craftin’ Outlaws.

As of July 2016, Midwest Craft Con is a 501(c)3 organization. Check their mission statement, as it's inspiring:
The Midwest Craft Con’s purpose is to provide creative, engaging, and educational opportunities for artists and entrepreneurs to help their businesses thrive. The Midwest Craft Con has the specific purpose of conducting a conference which (a) showcases regional commitment to the arts; (b) fosters discussion and education about the arts; (c) educates creative entrepreneurs on best practices to foster civic engagement; and (d) provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to collaborate with others to advance the state of the arts regionally.

Access Gallery presents Stick'em Up Chuck

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"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

Access Gallery has used extra stickers from our production to give to artists with disabilities with the purpose of creating art. The result is an awesome exhibit called Stick'Em Up Chuck.

Access Gallery is part of the VSA Colorado which supports individuals with disabilities to be able to aspire to have careers in the arts. Access Gallery is the cornerstone of their work where they setup exhibits of artists with disabilities on a regular basis. They reside here in Denver, Colorado in the Santa Fe Art District and feature a free gallery open to the public.

So where did stickers come in to play? During the sticker manufacturing process, we see a fair amount of extra stickers that stack up and get used for various things. This is where our own piece of art, Saul the Largest Sticker Ball was born. Access Gallery by way of a third party came across a box of our stickers and the gears started spinning. The key to their art is that it is accessible art.
"Accessible art takes many forms, we consider cost, availability and workability of a material. Many art materials are also expensive and not easily transported. For this culmination of our Fall Residency programs explores all things sticky, tacky, tapey and tactile.  We wanted to see what we could really do with every day objects that need little if any artistic talent. We have a portrait of Chuck Norris, Santa and his reindeer made of tape and have completely re-imagined a thrift store sculpture. Many of these pieces were created by people with significant physical and mental disabilities."

Tonight marks the kickoff of the Stick'em Up Chuck exhibit featuring lots of stickers worked into several of the art pieces. The exhibit will run until February 3rd and features a Meet the Artist night on January 20th.


Get out to support the sticker accessible arts and these great artists' work.


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