The Heart Sticker Company is expanding and spreading the love of one's home and stickers across the entire USA
The creator of the famous Heart in Oregon design announces new designs for all 50 states along with a new website and online store.
- (1888PressRelease) December 20, 2011 - The creator of the famous Heart in Oregon design announces new designs for all 50 states along with a new website and online store.
Portland, OR, December 20, 2011: When Chris Bucci drew a heart in the state of Oregon on a napkin in 2003, he thought he was on to something. He also said if he could make it work here then he could make it work anywhere. That dream is now realized with the release of a newly updated website, displaying each new design for every state including Washington DC.
Chris originally intended the Heart in Oregon design have a red heart because it was a heart and hearts are normally red. He was also thinking in the footsteps of Milton Glasier, the New York City designer who created 'I (heart) NY'. However, Chris found that he could not even give these stickers away with a red heart in the middle. Not to long after a friend suggested the heart be green because it better represents Oregon. After polling dozens of Oregonians, the verdict was in and Oregon's heart was turned to green.
Learning from that experience, Chris has spent much time customizing all of the Heart Sticker designs to represent some local culture of each state. For example, Washington is an evergreen colored state to represent the numerous evergreens in the state. Florida has a blue colored state to represent water and yellow heart that represents the sun. Colorado's design displays a heart that is made up of the state flag and the state fill includes mountains representing each fourteen thousand foot peak in the state. There is only one rule when creating the new designs for each state; no other state gets a green heart, that is reserved for Oregon only.
Most of the information for each design comes from research on that state and the locals through personal interviews. "I do the best I can to start a design, then I simply ask locals what needs to be changed" -Chris Bucci. Some states are easier than others and many are still a work in progress. Chris says, "The key to starting a design is getting it in the hands of locals. They help create improvements and I get to hear the many stories of what people love about their home."
The new website is available at www.heartsticker.com and any www.heartin(state).com. There is even a link at the top of our online store that prompts shoppers to find a local retailer in an effort to support local businesses first.