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Warm Your Feet This Winter with XOAB Socks

StickerGiant contributed to the XOAB Kickstarter campaign

New socks feel awesome, we all know that. There's nothing better than slipping your little tootsies into a brand new pair of all-American, handmade Merino wool socks, especially on a fristy-frosty winter morning. XOAB knows how to make that warm wooly feeling stay with you all year long, and they're sharing their secret with you.

According to the XOAB website, their wool is "sheared in America’s western heartland and spun in South Carolina. Long staple cotton from California’s San Joaqin Valley, made into yarn in Georgia. Dyed in Pennsylvania, designed in San Francisco, and knitted into elegant, comfortable socks in the hills of North Carolina." I don't know if there's any definition of Made in America better than that.

XOAB recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, and StickerGiant was one of the contributors. We believe in hard work and high-quality products, too, and are happy to support entrepreneurs who have a really great idea that needs to be pushed forward. Our CEO, John Fischer, recently received his perk for contributing to their campaign and, man - these socks are awesome! Funky, quality toe cozies that add a bright pop of color to any outfit. Pretty groovy!

Do you have a small business that could benefit from a sticker campaign of your own? You're in luck! Click here when you're ready, and one of our sticker experts will prepare your logo or other information for a sweet sticker, custom-made to order.


Cascade SF Wants to Design a Better Future


The internet is a wonderful invention that, when used correctly, can make your life easier, more well-rounded and give you social skills that your awkward 13-year-old self would envy. Sometimes, though, the World Wide Web can feel like the land of Oz - you know there's something great and powerful running the show and you're not sure exactly what it is, but it's obviously something to pay your respects to, with or without a Munchkin in tow.

The internet wouldn't exist in its form today if it weren't for web designers, graphic artists, WordPress engineers and the myriad other web-related people that make the world go 'round. That's where Cascade SF comes in, an organized meeting in San Francisco that helps connect designers with the information from experts in their field of choice. It's an open forum that allows all manner of questions to be addressed, and features keynote speakers from a variety of professional sources.

StickerGiant is proud to sponsor the September 17th Cascade SF UXNight: Design Feedback & Presenting Ideas with Braden Kowitz from Google Ventures. Their logo sticker will be available at the Meetup session, a simple, straightforward logo to meet the simple demands of life and instantly connect you to other professionals in the industry.

If you're ready to boost your career to the next level, grab your tickets to the event here. Want a shot at fame and fortune with your own awesome sticker? Give us a shout out to see how we can help!

Greatful Dead Dancing Bear-a-Palooza

Grateful Dead

[Dear Readers, we no longer offer retail buttons, but we do offer an awesome website to order your own custom sticker.]

StickerGiant has more Dancing Bear buttons and stickers than you can shake a stick at Sugaree. Just don't tell them that you know me.

Check out these American Beauties:

  • Dan Morris Dancing Bear

  • Dancing Butterfly

  • Rainbow Dancing Bears

  • Jumbo Night Day Bear

  • Five Dancing Bears

  • Bears on a Bus

  • Rasta Bear

  • Mini Dancing Bears

I went looking for the history behind the Dancing Bears and immediately stumbled into Wikipedia ...

A series of stylized marching bears was drawn by Bob Thomas as part of the back cover for the album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice). The bear is a reference to Owsley "Bear" Stanley, who recorded and produced the album. Bear himself wrote, "the bears on the album cover are not really 'dancing'. I don't know why people think they are; their positions are quite obviously those of a high-stepping march.

Bear was the Dead's soundman in their early years and is credited with co-designing the Lightning Bolt Skull logo with Thomas along with other avocations which led to his incarceration. He was the grandson of A. Owsley Stanley, a US Senator, Congressman and Governor of Kentucky. Bear passed away in 2001, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Australia.



Fail Fast. Succeed Faster.

Lean Startup Machine

We love startups at StickerGiant. And not just because startups love stickers.

This set of high contrast black and yellow stickers for the Lean Startup Machine workshop includes three awesome quotes that get to the core of it:

  • Fail Fast. Success Faster

  • Invalidate My Assumptions, and

  • What Took You Six Months Took Me 3 Days.

So what's it all about?

Lean Startup Machine is a workshop & educational series. Our focus is on teaching founders a process through case studies and hands-on mentoring. Three days is an extremely short amount of time to reliably validate a new product or service concept, yet it’s enough time to get a significant amount done.

There are upcoming workshops in Boston on December 7 – 9, New York on December 7 – 9, London on January 18 – 20, Los Angeles on January 18 – 20,  Sao Paulo on February 1 – 3, and Miami on February 22 – 24.

Which brings us to our weekly trivia question ...

Q: What Percentage of Startups Fail?




A: It's anybody's guess!

Scott Shane, Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University, documented in a study for his book, Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths that Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By, that just 29 percent of new businesses had survived after ten years.


WordCamp San Francisco

WordCamp San Francisco is the big daddy of the super-popular geek gatherings put on by the good folks behind WordPress and they love their swag!
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. WordCamps are open to and users alike.

Sounds cool, right? And you want to go, right? can't. It's already SOLD OUT (kind of). Don't worry: there are lots more WordCamps coming up. And for the record, StickerGiant loves WordPress! They're why our blog looks so great and works so well. Turns out, code IS poetry.

Bacon Stickers

Bacon Camp San Francisco is coming March 21st. Wow, Bacon camp? really? yes really. This is a camp about Bacon, to celebrate bacon and of course to eat bacon. We printed stickers for the folks at Bacon Camp, so you may want to go. Check out what is on the schedule of events. Oh yeah, the proceeds go to the American Heart Association.
SOURCE: Baconcamp
1. Scott Kveton, Bacon Chowder
2. Jason Moore, Bacon Confit Croque Monsieur, Bacon Cordial
3. Pete Hottelet, 6 or 7 cases of Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator
4. SisterMable Syrup, Mable Bacon & Bourbon Pie and PUFF the Magic Bacon! :D [recipe will be available at BaconCamp, yo]
5. Caleb Sexton, Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Peanut Butter, recipe
6. Eugene Eric Kim. I will make the Bacon Explosion entirely from scratch -- homemade sausage, bacon, the works.
7. Margo, chocolate bacon cookies
8. Karen, maple bacon cookies
9. Marcel, bacon infused bourbon
10. Garry, bacon peanut brittle
11. NetDiva, bringing bacon macaroni and cheese.
12. Christine, with either bacon mashed potatoes (playa recipe) or a bacon tart. We also made sure to invite the folks from the dog park whose Lab is named 'Bacon.'
13. Jason, Bacon Hummus and possibly Bacon Bruschetta
14. Eran Hammer, Caramelized Bacon
15. Jenny Oh, bacon + cheddar scones with bacon butter
16. Joy Begbie, Something bacontastic!
17. juliebardenhagen, Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
18. April, Bacon Cheddar Tart and/or bacon popcorn
19. RICK! Homecured and Smoked, Cinnamon, Clove, Coffee and Maple Bacon

bacon sticker