With the Tucson weather already hitting triple digits, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated through this dry heat. So whether you’re stopping by the grocery store or spending a day by the pool, don’t forget to bring the best summer companion with you wherever you go — a reusable water bottle.
And what better way to decorate your water bottle than with Tucson-themed stickers? You’re right, #ThisIsTucson reader. There is no better way.
Here’s a list of local sticker makers and shops to get your Tucson sticker fix this summer:
Aall Forms of Life
Aall Forms of Life is run by local illustrator and wildlife biologist Nathalie Aall. Aall's work combines scientific illustration with a love of the Sonoran Desert and all of its inhabitants. Check out the cutest javelina sticker!
Annotated Audrey has plenty of desert, Tucson and Arizona-themed stickers, including stickers that feature saguaros and wildflowers. There's even a sticker of a desert scene that says “fueled by monsoon magic.” Plus, holographic stickers!
Brushes and Boots
If you’re looking for more than Tucson landmark stickers, some local artists and sticker makers focus on the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Brushes and Boots is one of those artists, with stickers including desert marigold, ocotillo and canyon morning glory stickers.
Cactus Clouds Art
CREAM Design and Print
This local print shop has a few Tucson-themed stickers to choose from, including the “Ugly but Honest” desert critters sticker and the “Protect the Sonoran Desert Toad” sticker. Keep in mind that CREAM’s stickers run on the larger side, so they’ll take up a larger portion of your water bottle!
Juju and Moxie
Juju and Moxie has an impressive collection of holographic stickers depicting Tucson icons like the Rialto Theatre, Hotel Congress and the Tucson Inn. There are also desert scenes and floral alphabet stickers if you’re looking for something a little more simple.
Local artist Marcy Ellis is popular for her artwork that celebrates "feminine connection to landscape," according to her Instagram bio. She has converted some of her popular prints into stickers, which you can find in her Etsy shop.
This local artist creates stickers inspired by bicycles and the Sonoran Desert. They have many saguaro and desert critters stickers to choose from.
Rogue Tucson Art
Sonoran Witch Boy
Sophie McTear Design
The Desert Pen
You may know of Pen Macias, aka The Desert Pen, as the artist behind some of Tucson's beautiful murals. She also sells stickers, including two Arizona-shaped stickers filled with desert fauna and creatures.
The Tucson Type
The Tucson Type offers several monochrome Tucson-themed stickers, including the signature “It’s a Tucson thing” sticker and a street sign sticker featuring Tucson landmarks like Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park and Mount Lemmon.
You’ve probably seen a Turtle’s Soup sticker plastered on a water bottle, laptop or notebook without even realizing it. The colorful bubbly designs are impossible to miss. One of our favorites is the “I 💗 Tucson” sticker.