Bumper Stickers
Crazy Fun Way to Personalize Cars

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History of Bumber Stickers

Forrest P. Gill, a screen printer in Kansas City, Missouri, is credited with inventing the bumper sticker as we know it today. Gill discovered an excess of two wartime innovations in the 1940s: adhesive-backed paper and fluorescent paint. The bumper sticker was developed when he merged the two. His design concept was a big advance over the handcrafted signage that often dropped off automobiles or faded out quickly.

What was the most popular bumber sticker?

Over time, bumper stickers had expanded and began to get more complex. The most well known bumper sticker is the "baby on board" sign. Interestingly, the creator of the sticker was childless.

In 2008, a study was published that revealed a link between road rage and bumper stickers. There were hundres of volunteers that were questioned by Szlemko and his associates. The volunteers were asked about their automobiles and driving patters. The volunteers had to explain their vehicle's worth and condition as well as if they had customized it in any way.

Researchers had noted seat coverings, bumper stickers, unique paint jobs, stereos, and more. They also inquired about the participants' reactions to various driving circumstances.

Why Do People Use Bumper Stickers?

The most common reason why some people put stickers on their cars is to express themselves, their beliefs, and their hobbies. Nearly a quarter of those who had not placed a sticker stated it was because they couldn't find one that represented them.

Types of Sticker Material

With so many variety of stickers to choose from, how might different materials impact your car or the quality of the sticker?

Reflective Vinyl

This type of material usually lasts up to five years if taken care of properly.

Clear Cling

This looks best on flat glass surfaces and usually lasts up to six months.

White Vinyl

The most popular type of material for stickers. Typically lasts up to five years.