Reblogging my unconsumption post:
The appeal of banana stickers (and other things):
Colors magazine’s winter 2010-11 issue, titled “Collector,” “visits people who have amassed holdings of everything from Concorde memorabilia to banana stickers to used tea bags.” The collectors “see ordinary things in extraordinary ways.” Pictured above is Houstonian Becky Martz’s banana sticker collection. (via Colors on Collectors - NYTimes.com)
Related (also, a confession): When I was a child, I repurposed banana stickers, using them to decorate my school book covers (repurposed paper grocery bags, thanks to mom!). Several of my classmates did something similar. Anyone you know collect banana stickers?
See also Rob’s insightful New York Times magazine Consumed column on the design of banana stickers, a.k.a. minimal packaging.
Additional confession: My mother let me go out in public occasionally sporting banana stickers on the backs of my hands or on my forearms, tattoo-like. She was awesome. :)