Stickers have been, and always will be, a part of pop culture and everyday life. Whether from a brand we adore that we want to promote, to a sticker that identifies with who we are…from branding fruit, to embracing the American family...stickers are all around us.
Following are our top 5 of the world’s most widely recognized stickers:
1. Apple Computer Sticker
Apple has always given stickers away with their products. Whether by showing support in the battle of which is better — the PC or the Mac, or by using them to show you had one of these expensive computers in the 80s and 90s. The Apple sticker has spread even more with the introduction of less expensive items, such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone.
2. Chiquita Banana
In 1963, Chiquita (an iconic symbol of quality), was the first company to brand a banana with a sticker with its famous blue Miss Chiquita label. Now known throughout the world, these stickers have been the amusement of many generations of children who would affix the label to their forehands, hands, and arms.
3. Ron Jon Surf Shop
You most likely know Ron Jon even if you’ve never been to one of its many stores. The brand is recognizable thanks, in part, to great marketing. It’s said that Ron Jon gives away around 2 million stickers annually as a gift with every purchase. That’s a lot of stickers, considering they have been given out since the mid-to-late 1960s.
4. Hello my name is - Name Badge
These temporary stickers are as iconic as it gets. Typically, the wearer’s name is handwritten onto the sticker for purposes of introduction.
They were first introduced in 1959 and have been worn ever since at almost every meet-and-greet.
5. Family Stick Figures
Love them or hate them, these stickers are everywhere. They hit a critical mass around 2008 and have remained popular ever since with licensed stickers for: Star Wars, DC Comics, The Simpsons, and more.
Can you think of any others we may have forgotten? Let us know in the comments below.
The stickers that follow may not be everyone’s favorites, but they sure are memorable to some of our staff:
Pickle Scratch and Sniff, Transformers, Grateful Dead, Peeing Calvin, Volkswagen, Skateboard (Santa Cruz, Vision Street Wear) and Nirvana band sticker.
Did we forget your favorite sticker? Let us know in the comments below.