You know those cute little stickers you can find on your produce, the stickers that distinguish each who and where the fruit was grown. Well designer Kelly Angood has been collecting them for quite some time and adding them to her Instagram account Fruit Stickers. Not only can you see all the amazingness on her feed, but she has also designed and silkscreened a calendar featuring 365 spaces, so you can follow along and collect your very own throughout the year!
“Ever since I can remember I’ve collected them,” Kelly says, “often quite subconsciously, just sticking them to the back or notebooks, my phone or laptop. It wasn’t until I’d racked up a couple of hundred that I realized I had a collection. That’s when I started noticing how different all of the stickers were, and when I started isolating them on a white background to start focusing on the amazing and varied designs. I love how taking them out of their expected environment helps people adjust their focus.”
Most are “the classic oval” Kelly says, but once she started digging she found stickers of all shapes and sizes, and some of her favourites are shown here. She holds a particular penchant for the leaf-shaped ones, often found on her holidays in Spain and “almost always stuck onto oranges”.
“I love how despite coming from different growers they all seem to have a similar graphic and be printed in virtually the same green. I’m yet to discover if there is just one designer who has cornered the Spanish orange sticker market, or if there is some kind of fruit sticker template they are working from.”
According to collectors, there are around 65,000 fruit sticker designs around the world, so plenty to keep the Instagram account (which has 16,000 followers) going. At the moment they are sold out, but you can sign up find out about the 2017 academic and 2018 planners on her site.