Heart in California — Behind the Designs
People often ask what our stickers mean here at Heart Sticker Co. Well, this blog will feature a breakdown and explanation of one of our state shaped “heart stickers.” This week we have decided to explain the designs of the “Heart in California” stickers.
The original Heart in California sticker was simple and most self-explanatory. Chris Bucci ,(owner and creator of Heart Sticker Co.), first released the Heart in California sticker as a die cut to the shape of California. It featured a “California or pacific blue” border and heart in the middle of the sticker. The blue was to represent the deep blue color of the Pacific Ocean and the clear blue skies of California. The yellow or gold color fill of the sticker was to represent the golden sunshine of California.
It wasn’t long after Chris released his first California sticker that he thought, “I should create a sticker for each major region of California since each area of the state is uniquely different.” Chris was back on the drawing board and drafted a few more designs, one representing southern California and one for northern California.
The southern California sticker used the same color schemes as his original design but the heart was moved far south on the sticker to cover all of San Diego and most of Orange County.
The northern California sticker had some more flare than the other two designs. This sticker was coated in glitter and the heart was moved far north to represent Mendocino, Arcata, Humboldt and Mt. Shasta areas.
The glitter was to represent the gold in the northern mountains, the sparkly sea and the shine of Mt Shasta’s snow-covered glacier.
It was a few years later that Chris decided to create more stickers for California. He has created some new “vanity license plate” stickers. One features the California Grizzly and the iconic California Flag design, aka the California Republic. The other features the classic blue license plate design while also incorporating the original Heart in California design. The text on the plate reads “California HOME.”
Are you looking for a place to apply your sticker? Many folks place them on Hydro Flask water bottles, Yeti coolers & tumblers, and Yakima and Thule racks.
Follow your heart, it will lead you home.