World’s largest sticker store launches History of Stickers Museum & Stickers

A portion of the wall at Toronto’s History of Stickers Museum and Stickers.

StickerYou has announced the launch of the History of Stickers Museum and Stickers: RePEELed Sticker Art Exhibition at “the world’s largest sticker store in Toronto.” The museum showcases the history, development and influence of the adhesive sticker – from revolutionizing the UK postal system in the 1800s to inspiring countless pieces of street art from around the world today. Moving through history from the 1700s, the museum features several artifacts – including a UK penny black stamp from 1840, an original decal vase from the 1800s, fruit crate labels from the 1910s, Wacky Packs stickers from 1974, a vintage Velvet Underground album with an Andy Warhol-designed banana sticker on the front, and much, much more.

Curated by Dave and Holly Combs, editors of Peel Magazine, Stickers: RePEELed takes a look at the unifying art of stickers, bringing together hundreds of pieces of original sticker art from around the world. The exhibition includes works from artists including Shepard Fairey, who celebrated the 30th anniversary of his iconic Obey Giant sticker-turned-brand last year, Rodger Beck, Robots Will Kill, Matthew Hoffman and more. StickerYou is the world’s largest sticker store, and features a unique, 3-storey-high stickerbombed design on the storefront, installed in collaboration with applied sciences giant 3M, a stickerbombed interior, a custom experience center where customers can touch and feel stickers and be inspired.

Andrew Witkin.

“The History of Stickers Museum and Stickers: RePEELed showcases StickerYou’s deep knowledge of stickers and the impact they can have on business and personal expression,” said StickerYou Founder and CEO Andrew Witkin. “At StickerYou, we make what matters stick.” StickerYou is a global, e-commerce leader in custom-printed, die-cut products that empowers businesses and consumers to create professional-grade materials for marketing, packaging, decor, and personal expression. In 2019, StickerYou opened StickerYou: The Store, the company’s first retail location, in Toronto.

Founded in 2008, StickerYou used one machine and some coded software to offer customized designs to any sticker fan. Today the company is an influential e-commerce trendsetter, using proprietary die-cut technology to create customized stickers, decals, iron-ons, badges, patches, labels, magnets and more – in orders from one to hundreds of thousands.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.