Bumper stickers are a craze that has yet to fade away. Stickers often come out en masse around Australia Day or during a major sporting event or season. Many people use bumper stickers as a small insight into their sense of humour, stuck on the back of their car window. While we rarely see people’s reactions to our bumper stickers, the intention is almost always to create some sort of response. Whether funny, shocking, sweet, cheeky, political, compassionate, or just a little weird, bumper stickers take passers-by away from their world for a few seconds.
When driving through the monotony of traffic, a moment of welcome distraction provided by a smart bumper sticker can be a wonderful relief. Our mood instantly changes. It may only be for a few seconds, and then we drive away. But at that moment, we engage with the owner of the other car. We imagine a little about their world and who they might be. We think about their attitudes towards life – all because of this one little sticker. For that moment our imagination opens and creates a scenario all of its own.
As human beings, emotional connections are what triggers our memory. While some bumper stickers make us cringe, it’s the smart ones that seem to last in our minds.
Bumper Stickers Overload
Why is it that some people have bumper stickers on their car and others don’t? Some people seem as though they’re out to break a record, covering their car completely.
There appear to be two groups of people in the world – those who stick and those who don’t. Those who do are starting to put them on windows, laptops, bicycles, or anything else that moves.
This car certainly says it all…
Stickers with Words of Wisdom
Unfortunately this one often seems to be true! And along the same vein, here are some more words of wisdom to live by…
Stickers with Opinions
Many bumper stickers say something about the driver’s opinions and points of view. Like this one…
But not everyone agrees that bumper stickers should be a way to push your opinions onto others. This one makes that very point… albeit using a bumper sticker.
Humorous Bumper Stickers
This next one makes us laugh because we’ve all been in a situation where we’ve wondered what on earth the driver in front of us is thinking.
And, many of us have wondered when it’s time for others to hang up their keys for good…
This 70-year-old driver is using a tongue-in-cheek bumper sticker to let people know they understand they might not be driving the way others want them to, but quite frankly, they don’t care.
Work-related Bumper Stickers
The best bumper stickers are ones that other drivers can relate to, and we’re certainly all guilty of working a little too hard sometimes…
And yet somehow still having nothing to show for it.
Family-oriented Bumper Stickers
Everyone has seen the stick figure families floating around on millions of cars, with the craze seemingly taking off everywhere. Well, many people have had enough. Here’s one for the whole family…
Image via buzzfed.com
Bumper Stickers: Asking Big Questions
What better place than on a bumper sticker to ponder the bigger questions in life?
Image via sub5zero.com
And this next one is sure to have you trying out your best dog voice…
Travel Bumper Stickers
Many tourists like to collect a bumper sticker from every country they visit. This one is a humourous souvenir for all to enjoy:
But if travelling to new destinations isn’t enough for you, try travelling through time! If you can find out how…
Image via Zazzle
Make your own bumper stickers
You can make your own bumper stickers, too. Whether you’re looking for some publicity for your company, or just looking to make passers-by smile, bumper stickers are a great way to get the attention you want. Find out more in our article on how bumper stickers make effective portable advertising.
Here’s an exercise to try just for the fun of it. Grab a piece of paper and write your own ‘top ten’ bumper stickers. See how clever you can be. Is there one you actually want to print? You never know, your clever creation may be the next greatest bumper sticker of all time.
Still stuck? Be sure to contact us today at Dark Horse Print & Design! We can help you create the perfect bumper sticker that can fit your situation.