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Sticker on a mirror with the text: WARNING Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of 'beauty'.


Not long ago [personal profile] skud linked me to this photo of sticker graffiti that we were both very excited by. As far as duplicatable ideas go, it's a pretty straightforward one. A trip to officeworks and a play around with sticker templates later, and we have our own stash to stick around.

Obviously, the best places to stick them are on mirrors in women's bathrooms and in changing rooms. I personally reckon the best position is in a corner where a typical warning sticker would go - also that way it's less likely to be noticed/removed :)

If you'd like to duplicate it too, here are the templates and the specs:

If you're using Microsoft Word or an open source clone like Neo Office, use the File --> New --> (From Template -->) Label path to get to the label templates.

The labels we used are Avery A4 - J8165 Parcel. We picked up a pack of about 100 from the stationery store (about $30).

Here's my template in .odt (Neo Office compatible) format. If you're doing yours from scratch, the text is:

WARNING

Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of 'beauty'.


I used Arial for the font, in sizes 30/18.


I keep a sheet in my bag, and had out sheets to friends, too.


Date: 2012-07-28 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey there ! :)
Just letting you know that you inspired me to do the same and stick some of those on the mirrors of my city !
I live in France, so I had to translate the text first (with help from the awesome anatsuno, who's the one who made me aware of your post by retweeting it in the first place). I managed to put them on 5 mirrors in 4 differents places yesterday afternoon (you can see a picture here https://twitter.com/Floriane_Negro/status/229184879873626113/photo/1), but I also keep some stickers in my bag just in case.
So, I wanted to thank you for sharing this awesome idea !! :D I hope this message we're trying to spread will do some good around us. <3

Brilliant idea!

Date: 2012-08-31 06:13 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Will print some for Indian retail mirrors too! Though here the obsession is more to be whiter than a ghost than thinner (or maybe both) :) Thnx!

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