The Design of Heart in CO
A Blog about the design of the Heart in Colorado
At Heart Sticker Co, we are often asked with the same question- “what does your sticker mean?” Well we have decided to explain our designs in these helpful and informational blogs about each design. We wanted to start out with our Heart in Colorado designs.
Our most popular and common theme of stickers is the shape of the state, with a heart in the middle. However, we design the sticker to be easily identifiable to those that call it home, or for those that love that particular state. With our Colorado sticker, we kept that concept in the fore front of the design process. Colorado is a relatively square state so when the creator of the sticker, Chris Bucci, was at the drawing board he asked himself, “What makes Colorado so unique?” It didn’t take more than a second for him to realize the answer was in the mountains. Almost somewhat of a John Muir moment. There are 53 mountains in the Colorado that are over 14,000 feet above sea level. Chris drafted many versions of the sticker before realizing that he had to actually fit all 53 of the 14ers on the sticker in a relative and respective geographical positioning.
After the iconic peaks of Colorado were in the design, he thought about the heart design. With each Heart Sticker Co design, the heart of each state is unique and directly represents each state. With Colorado, Chris knew he had to incorporate the Colorado Flag. The inconic blue and white strips representing the snow covered peaks of the great Rocky Mountains and the blue representing the 300+ days of deep blue skies. The Red “C” depicts the natural red sandstone of Colorado and the golden color filling the inside of the “C” depicts the gold rich mountains.
The design was born. Chris knew that this was a design that anyone from Colorado could immediately relate with. He also know that anyone that loved the state or had visited the state would instantly recognize what the design was.