Thursday, January 27, 2011

How to draw the "cool S"

You all know what I'm talking about. These cool S's were all the craze in the 90's. People called them "Stussies" but I don't think the brand "Stussy" ever used them. You could see them drawn all over a kid's binder, Trapperkeeper, or backpack. In case you missed that awesome phase of your life, I will now share my secret knowledge of how to draw the awesome "s" with 14 straight lines. Follow these simple steps and you will become the King of 3rd Grade.

Step one: draw three lines.
Step two: draw three more lines right below the first.

Step three: this is the hardest part. If you mess this up, your "S" will be backwards. Connect the top left line to the middle bottom line, and then the middle top line to the bottom right line. Got it? Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

Step four: draw a little short line from the top right to the middle, and then again from the bottom left to the middle.

Step five: connect the top and bottom sides.

Step six: repeat until your entire binder is full of them.

Pretty awesome! Here's what has to say about the "Super S Stussy":

The “Super S” or “Stussy” symbol was drawn by kids worldwide in the 1990’s. Origins of the symbol are generally unknown but some have suggested it is related to the “Stussy” clothing line (although some say they never used this font style). It was a worldwide meme reaching countries all over the world, primarily drawn at school on binders or notebooks. There is a technique in drawing the symbol (which consists of 14 lines) which was regarded as a kind of special knowledge. In some schools it was later banned because it was thought of as being a gang symbol. Multiple S symbols are referred to as “stussies”.


  1. Hahahaha!

    I laughed really hard to myself on the inside when I woke up and found this on the computer this morning. Now you'll just have to submit it to One Pretty Thing and become famous.

  2. OH MAN!!! I was SO GOOD at drawing these. I really thought I was so cool because I knew how to draw them. And I'm pretty sure I drew them a lot, but secretly, because I really wasn't that cool.

  3. Wow. Way to bring me back to grade school. So much time spent drawing these. Oh, and I think you should watch this

  4. Yeah...I have multiple binders from middle school and high school with S's like this all over them. And thanks to my mom saving them for all these years, they're now in my garage where I have no use for them except to not throw them away because I've had them for so long.

  5. And Katie's should totally submit it to One Pretty Thing and become famous.

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  11. what if you put two of them side by side. I was the one kid in middle school who didn't figure it out until he was 63. thanks for clearing it up!.... do you know my grandson gregory? he's about your age....