It’s About More Than Pride!
June Gloom officially died in 1969, the day the Stonewall Riots started. Thanks to the courage of so many during this two-day riot, hundreds of rays of light were cast upon the LGBTQ community. At that moment in history, the LGBTQ community boldly said it would no longer stay quiet and remain oppressed by bigotry, hatred, and misunderstanding. Emerging out of the shadows was an unwavering, collective voice shouting in unison, “enough is enough”.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” - Henry Ford
Those few hundred rays of light that emerged on June 28 and 29 in 1969 have grown into a bright ball of light that now shines throughout the world during the month of June. That light represents the importance of practicing self-love and the opportunity to celebrate the acceptance of all walks of life, especially our brothers and sisters from the LGBTQ+ community.
At Slaptastick, we’re on a mission to tear down the stonewalls of prejudice, discrimination, and fear of the unknown. We believe the unknown is where true innovation, growth, and progress lay dormant, waiting to be woken up. We believe there’s so much left to be discovered in this world. A person, like a work of art, has a story that goes way deeper than what can be seen on the surface. If we can decide to stick around long enough to peer into the eyes of those who are different, we’ll discover treasures worth more than any amount of money can buy!
When we make stickers, we try to imagine not just what they should look like, but how they’ll make others feel. We aim to infuse the transformative power of art and design by today’s top artist into an art form everyone can enjoy. And we want the experience to shed light on ideas, cultures, communities, and causes that many may not be aware of or know very little about. When we imagine the world, we don’t imagine it in black and white. We imagine it painted with the many colors of the rainbow flag that represents the pride movement.
For the month of June, our team has ventured to answer the following questions through sticker designs: When will we stop telling each other how to live? When will we see the beauty in being different? When will we truly come together, stay together and work together to embrace our biggest commonality of being of the same race - the human race?
As hokey as it may sound, we think progress can be made when you can buy a bunch of stickers that celebrate our differences. In our humble opinion, a sticker is the perfect art form for bringing people together because they’re a lot like tape - they help bring things together and can be used to keep things from falling apart.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail
The stickers we make are more than just #stickers. They’re creations by talented artists from around the world united by a mission to spread love, creativity, and togetherness through the simple art form of stickers. When you buy a sticker pack or better yet, become a subscriber, you support a global community of artists and art fans literally sticking together as one, united in an artistic effort to bring us all together. #savethearts
We hope you feel all the love that went into all these limited edition designs by the Slap! Family Roster. A boatload of thanks is owed to the amazingly talented artists who contributed designs for this month’s sticker pack: Jonathan Ball, Hillary LaMountain, Nate Bear, TeaBag, and îtalo Carajå. Thank you for putting so much ❤️ into your designs to celebrate #PrideMonth.
We’re happy to announce the Slap! Family is donating a portion of the proceeds from this pack directly to The Trevor Project. If you believe in love and acceptance make sure to get this sticker pack while supplies last!