Introduction: Floppy Disk Decoration - Keep Calm and Save
Floppy disks have become the Save icon for a while now.
This is an iconic object, kind of geek but also so common for a generation of us.
I used it as part of a wall decoration, printing a label of "Keep Calm and Save". This is the best phrase I came up with. You can print anything you like better.
I just think the mention to "Save" is interesting, because it will recalls the "Save icon".
Step 1: Look for an Old Floppy Disk... Remove the Old Label and Clean It.
I had a box with some old stuff and found many Floppies there. You may have a friend that has some...
I removed the old label and wash the thing with some soap and it looks brand new.
Step 2: Create Your Label - I Used Powerpoint and Custom Page Size
I used Powerpoint, just because it is simple and good enough and didn't have another software readily available.
Go to File / Page Setup and adjust it to Custom 7.21cm x 7.21cm. This is the size that works well for my printer.
Step 3: Print It in a Self-adhesive Paper and Cut It Carefully
Just selected "Best Quality" when printing and no other special adjustment on the Print settings.
I used a A4 self-adhesive paper that you can find in any office supply store.
Print and cut the Label with a scissor.
Peel the adhesive back and position the label carefully.
Step 4: Hung It to the Wall With Some Magnets. You Can Use Another Thing.
I happen to have some magnets so I put a strong adhesive tape to fix them on the wall. The Floppy metal back (round part) will stick to the magnets. So I can easily remove it and people can touch/handle it (e.g. a children that only knows it as the Save icon).
You can fix it any other way, like with a small nail etc...
Step 5: Done, Save Icon Is Real
There you have the Save icon in my wall.
Keep Calm and Save