When you work in an office, you’ll notice that sometimes it can be a complete life sucker. You clock in, stare at a computer for 8 hours, then clock out. You’re surrounded by bright white walls and bright fluorescent lights beating down on you. There’s no soothing music, no bright colors, no plants, just white walls and bright lights. Unless of course you are lucky enough to work for someone who cares about your overall well-being as an employee and lets you liven up your space a bit. From the looks of it, Imgur user bruck7, may have lucked out and gotten an employer who really cared about him. He ended up taking one weekend out of his month, along with some friends and other employees, and creating something that definitely brightened up the office!
This is Bruck7’s office. This wall is what inspired him to make a change. He got tired of looking at a plain white wall and decided to do something about it.
Here is another wall. They thought about painting the walls to liven it up, but didn’t want to have to deal with the Building Facilities Department. They gave it some thought and decided that Post It Notes would be the best option because it’d be semi-cheap and only temporary.
After working with the creative director at his company, Bruck7 finally decided on a design to fill up the walls. They opted for superheroes, which would be laid out on a pixel grid and they got to work designing characters.
Here is Wonder Woman. They opted for superheroes because they are strong and inspiring figures. Plus they are easily recognized and they could design them on their own.
With the designs, they decided to make it a little comical by making the heads big and the bodies little. Obviously this is Superman.
Here is Captain America. Once they designed the first character, it was a lot easier to design the rest.
The Scarlet Witch seemed, “like a good way to bring up the estrogen level.”
Here is Iron Man, as if you needed help with that one. It’s only 34 Post It Notes high, so they had to get creative with the sparks flying.
Good ol’ Spiderman will look like he’s hanging from the ceiling.
And they couldn’t forget about Batman.
Bruck7 decided to do a few mockups to make sure the proportions and placement would work. From the look of this, it’ll be amazing.
Here’s another mock-up just to make sure it’ll work. It’d be hard to get it all laid out, only to realize you didn’t measure it quite right.
And so it begins. They figured out that they would need a total of 8,024 Post It Notes. After figuring out the total number of Post It Notes needed for each color, he had to figure out how many packs he would need. Some of the colors only came in assortment packs, which made this tasks pretty difficult. To use up the colors they wouldn’t necessarily need, he used those for the background of the characters. He had a budget which was right around $300. He was able to purchase about 9,000 Post It Notes with that budget.
They started the project over the weekend, so they wouldn’t be wasting company time. A few of his co-workers volunteered to come in to help. To get it all started, they lined the top row of every panel, then they measured 2 foot vertical grids along the walls. Two feet of wall was the same as 8 Post It Notes. It did take what seemed like forever, but they were able to finish up the taping of the walls slowly but surely.
First up was Wonder Woman. As more and more Post It Notes were placed, you can really see her come together.
And here she is, all done!
Onto the next one, which was Superman. While they worked on Superman, others got started on Scarlet Witch and Captain America.
They started making some pretty good progress, as this wall is almost halfway done.
Some of the employees even brought their family and friends in to help, which was more than welcome.
And there’s Spiderman, hanging from the ceiling.
Another cute helper. I wonder how they kept her from tugging at all of the notes on the wall.
And now they are done!
I’m so glad he took a panoramic of the finished project. That’s quite the difference from the previous walls.
This will be his view from here on out, since this wall is closest to his desk.
He decided to stand up on his desk to get a really good view of the finished project. He was obviously very proud of how it turned out, which he should be.
It looks like Wonder Woman is mid-flight in this picture.
When you walk into the large room, this is the view that everyone will see. It’s a lot brighter than it was.
Someone’s work area just got a whole lot brighter.
Here is a view when walking out of the kitchen area.
They even did a good job going around the light switches and power outlets.
Another great view of the newly ‘painted’ office.
Bruck7 is obviously very proud of all of his hard work.
This is a picture of everyone who was there when the final project was complete. They had a lot more help, but people were in and out all day, so it was hard to get a group picture with them all.
Apparently the AC doesn’t work in this office on the weekends, so they dealt with a little bit more warmth than they wanted, but everyone stuck with it, and ended up finishing it in time for Monday. He’s gotten a lot of positive feedback<, and people from all over the building are coming in to check out their artwork. This is great, and hopefully it sticks for many years to come. All I can think about is the stickiness wearing off and the Post It Notes start falling off one by one. Luckily they're easy to replace.