Part of a continuing series of inventor portraits.
Inventor: Art Fry
Invention: Repositionable stationery
Brand Name: Post-it Notes
As told on Post-it manufacturer 3M’s website, “The idea for repositionable notes struck Fry while singing in the church choir. His bookmark kept falling out of his hymnal, causing him to lose his page. So… Fry used a portion of his working hours to develop a solution to his problem. Now the world is singing the praises of his pet project: Post-it Notes.”
You can read the whole story of Post-it history at 3M.com.