I really like the Brainy Bot sticker. With Burning Man’s 2018 art theme of I, Robot we were inspired to re-imagine our Brainy Bar artwork. I wanted a robot with a visible brain, or Brainy Bot if you will. I played art director on the project, and suggested a visual mashup. Frits Lang‘s 1927 film is such a classic, and the Maschinemensch gynoid in the film is unforgettable. In less time than it took to describe it in detail, BlakOpal had a rough draft of the Brainy Bot.
She went through a number of minor revisions to get to the final version, and we then set about working the design up for tags, shirts (including a Brainy Bot Tee in SineSpace), and cool gifts like this Brainy Bot sticker.
Universal Appeal Of Stickers
There is something about the appeal of stickers. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Aside from really fascinating movements like sticker art culture, there is a universal appeal. As a kid on book covers and binders, bikes, lunchboxes, and thousands of other surfaces. As adults they wind up on bumpers and boxes and luggage and laptops.
I think it’s a combination of all those things. Different ages and interest groups all have some use for a good sticker, and I think a sticker is even better when it’s just art and not simply a commercial brand advert. Part of the snarky appeal of Burning Man and burner culture is how camps and artists build brands for things that aren’t commercial in nature, and the Brainy Bot Sticker is our contribution to that.