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Thursday, April 18

The Sticker Time art, illustrative, and photography miniatures collection, with annotations.

Welcome to the online slight exhibition and annotations for the Sticker Time sticker collection.

The Sticker Time art miniatures are an ongoing and updating collection of images, illustrations, photographs, and digital renders of (mostly) pigeon (or “bird,” in general,) images, as well as images that have, or have become, contextually, seasonally, or otherwise, relevant, in terms of content, research, and development.

Sticker Time comes out of best practices in branding. My experience, in working with the circular form, comes mainly from an exercise I went through (which I can’t find, online, at the moment) which was hosted by Google, similar to this article; the essential concept being that some essential message of the brand could be delivered through symbolic, illustrative / graphic, or alphanumeric form. Here, with Sticker Time, the same theme as a branding logo is employed, yet the form of Sticker Time takes a more lax and lighthearted approach, given that the brand is already established (the brand has its own sticker, as well, for that matter). 

Here, in this online collection, I feature the entire set of Sticker Time images, with annotations. Enjoy! 

One last thing, though: a how-to for printing out the stickers, if you'd like to do so, at home.

Using a standard graphic design app will invariably cause off-center prints. The paper and interface template that I use for this project is Avery 22807. 

To start, visit the website, and search for 22807, to get the 2-inch, 12 per page label template. 

The search page, after querying 22807, in the search box. 

You can make a login for the Avery website, at this point, and you'll see a page pop up, featuring different design templates, for the round labels (stickers).

Here's the page you'll see, after logging in to the Avery website (you can also log in as a guest, I believe).

Here, we're going to be using the blank round label template (the first option, at the top left). You'll see the design interface pop up,after selecting this template. 

The Avery 22807 round 2-inch label template.

What's great about this template is that you can standardize the entire sheet, based off of one single design input - or, there's also an option for inputting a different design on each numbered sticker. Just select "Add objects" at the bottom of the page, and center each sticker around the edges of the circular template. You'll want to perhaps have some bleed, surrounding the template's edges, in order to ensure that the eventual printed sticker does not come out smaller than the actual paper cut size. 

Once the template page is finished, you can export the the project to a photo or pdf file, and, if you don't have a printer, like myself at the moment) you can visit FedEx Office, or some other print shop, or office store, and you'll be able to print the page(s) out. For FedEx Office, for example, you can send the prints over to "," which is the online way to transfer the project data over, for when you visit FedEx Office to do the print job. Their printers make nice stickers out of these prints.

A bunch of stickers that I printed, using FedEx Office's printers and professional paper-cutting tool.

“Golden Tropical” glitch line art pigeon, rendered by Vector Q app, (2023)

“Sprightly Sparrow,” glitch version. (2021)

“Flattened Rat,” glitch version. (2021) 

“Poppin’ Pigeons.” 2021 brand logo for Pinterest. 2021

Baby Sparrow at feeding time. 2022

Curious baby pigeon in Pershing Square. 2022.

Chimera Sparrow. Created with Chimera Painter, a Google AI project. 2021.

Injured winged pigeon, kaleidoscope glitch version. 2023.

Baby Fruit Bat, glitch version. 2021.

Navy Stripes Cheetah pigeon illusion (masks). Rendered by Vector Q. 2022.

Preening pigeon (triangles). Rendered by Vector Q. 2021.

Wired lighting fanciful bird caricature. Rendered by Vector Q app. 2023.

Vanilla planifolia vine, Harajuku Doll version. Rendered by Vector Q app. 2023.

Ernst and Young Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles - Curious over a Fried Egg. (Artist unknown - George Herms?). Rendered by Vector Q. 2023.

Cute baby pigeon in hand, Tarot version. 2023.

Originally from:

2023 California superbloom wildflowers.  

Romantic pigeon, glitch version. Poppy flower adapted from Dior artwork. 2023.

Romantic pigeon, standard version. Poppy flower adapted from Dior artwork. 2023.

Common pigeon x The Matrix. 2023. Background from

birds restaurant, Hollywood, CA. Rendered by Vector Q app. 2023

Scientology Celebrity Center, Hollywood, CA. Rendered by Vector Q. 2023.

Sketching exercise, primitives of pigeons, glitch version. Glitch by SCN app. 2023.

Broken-winged pigeon, tropical poppin’ glitch version. Line art by Vector Q. 2023.

Ashy rover beetle. 2023.

More to come! Stay tuned, for updates!

June 24th, 2023 - Baby pigeon imagines Pizza Party!!! rendered by PinksCam app, by siyuan Lin.

Thursday, December 5

iPigeon Design Tips - using Adobe’s iPadOS apps to recreate a lifelike art-come-to-life encounter.

For those of my readers who had been following along (or, for those who had read and skimmed through my older posts), a classic and cute, humorous article from January 2019 comes to mind, as the year ends, and that progress ought to be made on the development aspirations that had come to light, as I traversed about Downtown Los Angeles, keeping with the spirit of that I could help keep the pigeons well fed, throughout the seasons.

Here’s the gist of the article, which was a photo blog.

This morning, within the space of about an hour or so, I was able to finish off a rendition of a logo I’d been recently tasked with, as for my Google Developer’s aspirations (here, in the workload laid in front of me of needing to create a logo for Google Pay Passes - a splash screen that the user would encounter that would include some terms and conditions, a privacy policy, as well as information of my company,, for the sake of the purchaser, or for the sender of finances for my company, or, in the case that I’d been planning on, a recipient of a QR code that would enable the user to gain special access to retail or gift card | loyalty goods, or rewards, for happening upon my marketing material in the form of the IoT object: the QR code [which needs to be decoded, that it must properly trace back to the website that I’d like the client to discover, through Google Lens]).

Here are some of the objects that I rendered out for the compositional logo 

My final and first rendition of a feasible mockup of a nicely-composed logo, based on guidelines with well-written instructions (thanks to Google), and it came out nicely! - I’d say, for a first run. I’ll update later on as I fine-tune the logo and it’s coloring and detail features.

Creating a logo of appropriate technical considerations becomes a tantamount priority for the conscientious developer. End users could ostensibly be quite picky about the sort of aesthetics they allow in to their device and user interactions. I created this guide for my scratch first copy logo based on the Branding Guidelines page for Google Pay Passes Application Programming Interface Developers-in-the-making (documentation).

Some of the composite elements that went in to the logo.

Adobe provides fine tools and licensed ( - for particular use case scenarios) fonts that can be integrated in to a new creation in their fonts for developers site. Here, I used Adobe Caslon, designed by Carol Twombly. Thanks, Carol! A finely rendered classically-styled font.

The impetus for creating this design comes from Google’s Pay Passes standards, which lay out the guidelines for brands creating a pay portal for payments, loyalty cards, and barcode redeemables.

Since yesterday morning, here’s the progress I made in developing for this proportion and frame size composition. I decided to make it a Christmas 🎄theme, in the spirit of the holidays, and to set myself about a goal of attaining a Pay Passes API QR | barcode-scanned redeemable marketing effort outreach and engagement with my blog’s content and purpose. 

Some more imagination towards the design of the logo imagery, after a day spent researching and establishing other project metric gains in creating Google Pay Passes.

Here’s a clip of the design development process, as I implemented it, based on Google’s Logo colorings, posted on YouTube.

pidginKit offers logo

I’ve set out in requesting that the OAuth user consent screen process works out alright and can be approved. I’ll update as I learn what the outcome is.

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