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madelife Helps Make Your Artistic Dreams Come True

StickerGiant produced these awesome stickers for madelife

Boulder, Colorado is home to a lot of really cool things - beer, bears and beautiful views, to name a few - but it's also an artist's creative paradise on earth. To support all of the great local talent that is flooding the community and surrounding areas, madelife provides a productive safe space to work from and find other collaborators.

With 6,000 square feet of open space, madelife is on a mission to support all artists and creative entrepreneurs by giving them access to the tools they need to succeed in their craft. To help get artists on their feet, they provide a gallery, black-box theater, sound studio, and collaborative work space, as well as offer a number of art shows and musical performances on a monthly basis. Listen to their podcasts, check out their shop or  contact them to set book a gig or get more information. Awesome!

StickerGiant has a great relationship with madelife in two ways: first, we helped to create this sweet sticker that celebrates the culture of creativity and is pretty dang eye-catching, if you ask us. Secondly, our creative director, Alan Peters, works closely with madelife to coordinate gatherings and teach others the art of graphic design. We all work together to create a sense of community and belonging in a world that's often lacking compassion. Come join the fun!

If you're feeling inspired and ready to conquer the world, start with a sticker campaign! Click here to get started, and we'll take over from there.

 

The Importance of Labels as Marijuana Goes Legit

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Colorado is a progressive state that StickerGiant is proud to call home in many ways, and the forward thinking marijuana laws are just one of them. The green has been legal for medical patients since 2000, and recreational use was legalized January 2014. With the new legislation comes a rapidly expanding business that is making an economic impact all across the state.

Cannabis has been used to treat chronic pain for over 2,000 years and was legal in the United States until the 1920’s, when stricter regulations began to take over; outright prohibition of the herb took hold in all 50 states by the mid-1930’s. There has been a dramatic push for a change in public thinking about marijuana over the last several years, and several states have now made ganja legal for medical - and sometimes recreational - use, with more states quickly changing the way they think about this powerful organic.

Since marijuana has become legal, there are many businesses that are cropping up to support it - manufacturers, dispensaries and large-scale growers, to name a few - and labeling has become critically important. Stickers are a fun, simple way to keep track of your products while not mixing them up - indica and sativa, two individual strains of cannabis, should be labeled to let customers know what they’re purchasing. Edibles should include a food-safe product label, too, but that’s not the only way stickers are helpful within the industry!

 

Perk Up Your Cup o' Joe with Madhava Sweeteners

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Everyone needs a little dose of sweet now and then, and Madhava Sweeteners has the cure for what ails you. Whether it's waking up to a cup of coffee, relaxing with a cup of tea or baking something sweet and delicious, there are all-natural alternatives to sugar that can really perk up your sweet tooth while being good for the environment - and your body!

Madhava Sweeteners has been in operation since 1973 and is based in Longmont, Colorado, a hidden gem that makes organic honey, agave, coconut sugar, coffee and pancake syrup and several different baking mixes for your delightful pleasure. All products contain no chemicals, additives or preservatives - just natural sweetness the way nature intended. I'm getting hungry just talking about it!

The fine folks at Madhava Sweeteners recently stopped by the StickerGiant office  to let us sample their honey and coffee/tea sweetener. Talk about delicious! And since they're only a few miles away from our location, we've made fast friends with a great local company. We also designed their sweet little sticker, a cute honey bear that loves the fame and attention. It's colorful, eye-catching and an awesome fit for a great company.

Here is a short video that highlights their various products, all of which are pure and organic. Check it out, then click here to get your own sweet stickers going!

Program Yourself Smarter at Rocky Mountain Ruby

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The words you're reading right now wouldn't be possible without the help of a programmer, the unsung heroes of the internet. Unless you're a developer of some essential part of our internet experience, learning a programming language can seem as impossible as resurrecting Sanskrit in your hometown. For those that live and breathe web development there's a conference just for you.

Ruby is "a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write," according to their website. Rocky Mountain Ruby is a single track software conference centering around all things Ruby, held in Boulder Colorado September 24th through the 26th at The Boulder Theater. The great part about the conference is that it's not just talks - there's also an outdoor experience for all attendees, too, so you really get the most out of your time. 

Now in its fourth year, Rocky Mountain Ruby seeks to connect Ruby developers and enthusiasts  from all across the world in a three-day, fun-filled adventure of information. The event will have awesome speakers from several different industries, great workshops and a chance to make lifelong connections. Their custom stickers are just one awesome reason to attend - look at all that fantastic artwork! The sticker is colorful, beautifully designed and really captures the essence of what Rocky Mountain Ruby is all about.

Check out this video from Rocky Mountain Ruby 2013 to get an idea of what to expect when you attend, then grab your tickets here before it's too late. Ready to promote your own ideas with an awesome stickers? This link has all the information you need to get started!

Get Your Thinking Caps Ready For TEDx Boulder

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For those not in the know, TED talks are a great way to educate yourself on a number of topics. TED Talks are sort of like apps: Want to know more about electronic dance music? There's a talk for that. Interested in learning about apartheid and how it affects the world? There's a talk for that. TEDx Boulder is a local event that promises to be as funny, smart and educational as its big brother.

Started in 1984, TED was a conference for people in the Technology, Entertainment and Design industries to get together and discuss new developments, interesting thoughts and whatever else struck their fancy. It's since expanded to include science, business, politics, music and more, and now the latest development is the addition of the "X" at the end of its name. While not big, that little x gives TED people the power to independently organize a TED event while keeping what TED stands for.

All of that exciting, informational fun is coming to Boulder, Colorado September 27th at the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. StickerGiant is proud to be not only a sponsor of this fantastic event but the provider of the event's stickers! That's right, your's truly will be attending the TEDx Boulder event so you know it's going to be fun. Make sure you get your tickets now so you don't miss any of the incredible action and don't forget to grab one of these super cool stickers! Connecting people with common interests, one sticker at  time.

Here's a great video from a past TEDx Boulder that was presented by Erika Napoletano titled "Rethinking Unpopular." Go ahead and give it a look, then click here to get your own independently awesome stickers!


 

Get S'more Out of Life with Stuff'n Mallows

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Once upon a time, there were three Colorado State University graduates - Tyler, Paul and James - that were on a mission to make the perfect s'more. The first graduate said, "My chocolate is too cold!" The second one lamented, "My chocolate is, too!" The third graduate said, "Hey, why don't we put the chocolate inside the marshmallow to eliminate all of this frustration?" The idea was met with a resounding "ABSOLUTELY!" and Stuff'n Mallows was born.

The idea is surprisingly simple: put awesome goodies like chocolate, mint and peanut butter inside of a marshmallow so as it's heated everything melts together into one delicious treat that's better than any campfire s'more you had at summer camp. What could be better than gourmet marshmallows to fancy up a sweet snack?

Recently, the fine folks at Stuff'n Mallows dropped by the StickerGiant office for a generous tasting in honor of National Toasted Marshmallow Day August 30th. They were also there to celebrate the awesome sticker sheet we made to commemorate the marshmallow's distinctive day to itself. They're a super fun company and the mallows were great - just check out the little ones getting their snack on!

Here's a cute little video that neatly explains the concept behind the company. Check it out, then click here to see how we can help you celebrate your awesome ideas!