I created this image so that folks who love science could have something to stick on their cars, laptops, and water bottles.
How to make stickers at home
To make stickers, print this PDF onto a full-sheet label page (e.g., Avery 5265), then cut out individual panes. Peeling the sticker backing off the resulting squares is annoying, but at least you have opposable thumbs. You can also print the image onto magnetic inkjet paper.
Some stickers in action:
If you’re posting sticker photographs to Twitter and would like me to see them, tag @colinpurrington.
Stickers for lazy science fans
If you’re too lazy to print your own, just buy one my Redbubble site. Stickers are vinyl and can last 18 months outside, apparently. They make great stocking stuffers.
About the source image
I went through all the Darwin portraits and settle on this 1881 photograph, taken around the time he published his blockbuster, “The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms.” I thought the photograph had a good “Make my day” feel. My design is obviously based on Shepard Fairy’s “Andre The Giant Has A Posse” project. Mr Fairy was in Providence (at RISD) in late 1980s when I was a graduate student up the street at Brown University. I checked with him about emulating his sticker, and he was fine with it.