By Alexander Besant, GOOD.is
Charles (Chaz) Hutton, an architect and artist living in London, has the perfect use for Post-it notes: as tiny, adorable, and totally relatable (maybe too relatable) canvases to explain life’s quandaries.
“If emoji are the hieroglyphics of our time, then Post-its are the scrolls, I envisage that historians of the future will unfurl scrunched up ancient post-it notes in order to unlock the secrets of the 2010s to an intrigued future society.”
Hutton has been at this for awhile, supplementing his love for Post-it art with a day job as an architect, but continually shares his wry observations with his followers on social media. Here’s a sample of a few we found particularly on the nose for our day-to-day struggles:
When someone doesn’t reply to us in instant messaging:
When you hear the sound of your own voice:
How we think we use our time wisely, but don’t:
How the nights out that we regret get started:
Why being sick isn’t all that bad:
Clearly, Hutton’s Post-its show that it doesn't take much space to convey the breadth and depth of the human experience. Like modern-day cave paintings, they reveal a lot about our collective values while using very few resources. It’s certainly possible that every time we look at these drawings and nod our heads in recognition, we find ourselves a little bit closer to our ancient ancestors.