Ray Charles in Post-It Notes


22 Responses to “Ray Charles in Post-It Notes”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think you’re missing the point. This isn’t about Post-it Notes.


  2. jccalhoun says:

    The whole something made out of something else thing is just lost on me. The first time I saw it, it might have been neat but now it is just boring.

  3. Anonymous says:

    nothing new at all. don’t know what that took him so long.

  4. Anonymous says:

    A good how-to for anyone that needs a step-by-step:


    Maybe you saw this, David?

  5. Anonymous says:

    so he got the idea from photoshop, not the tons of other people who’ve done the exact samething with postit notes already?

  6. Anonymous says:

    While I admire the young artist, this is not new. See, for example, http://blog.epromos.com/archives/post-art.jpg

  7. Anonymous says:

    post-it note 8 bit is old hat.

  8. Telecommuting Millionaire says:

    We really have too much time on our hands.

  9. Sarah says:

    Excellent! I love art that makes witty use of pre-existing materials!

    Does the fluttering of the notes give it any sense of animation? I’d love to see a video of this.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Some of my students did this a few years ago with – of all people – me! You can see what they did here. I think theirs is a little bit bigger.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Actually, it would be interesting to see a time-lapse photography video of the artwork slowly destroying itself when the adhesive power of each individual note fails…

  12. oscar says:

    Very cool, but I find it hard to believe the idea didn’t come from the Elvis post-it mural.

  13. Stacyj says:

    I really like how random this idea seems – why Ray Charles? Why sticky notes? The apparent utter lack of connection appeals to me for some reason.

    Next up, Rick Moranis’ head shaved into the fur of a poodle! Neil Armstrong as a silly putty sculpture! A new bouillabaisse flavor that captures the true essence of Steve Jobs!

  14. Anonymous says:

    3 MONTHS?! Did he put up like 3 post-its a day?

  15. phasor3000 says:

    Wanking while Rome burns, part 427…

  16. Anonymous says:

    Is this really art?

    And 3 *MONTHS*?

    Image of Ray Charles. Reduce it to 6 colors (or however many), and reduce the resolution to 52×40. Print the image out enlarged, number the rows, and not only would you get it done in a weekend, you’d be able to use contact cement from the beginning instead of spending 14 hours replacing Post-It notes. (Who’d imagine that an adhesive designed to not be permanent.. would not be permanent?)

    … but I guess that’s an engineer’s approach. If this IS art, does the fact that it took him so long through trial and error (i imagine) staring at a photo of Ray Charles make it more “art” than my method?

  17. origilla says:

    BOOOO! I’m pissed that boingboing even posted this considering it’s been done a million times before in much cooler iterations. David, you little shit, having this posted may be the worst thing that could have happened to you because now everyone will see you for the liar that you are.

  18. Anonymous says:

    David Alvarez is clearly no artist. An artist would recognise the limitations of the medium and accept them. Glueing Post-It Notes on with contact glue is pointless. Allowing the Post-It Notes to fall like leaves, as Nature and 3M intended, is art.

    I pity his students. They will only learn decorating, not art.

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