Creative Prompt #252: Zipper

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

Definition: “A zipper, zip, fly or zip fastener, formerly known as a clasp locker, is a commonly used device for binding the edges of an opening of fabric or other flexible material, as on a garment or a bag.[1] It is used in clothing (e.g., jackets and jeans), luggage and other bags, sporting goods, camping gear (e.g. tents and sleeping bags), and other items. Whitcomb L. Judson was an American inventor from Chicago who was the first to invent, conceive of the idea, and to construct a workable zipper.[2] The method, still in use today, is based on interlocking teeth. Initially it was called the “hookless fastener” and was later redesigned to become more reliable.[3]

Modern quiltmakers have taken to making zipper pouches

Zipper Interactive (1992-2012)

“Numerical conformal mapping software: zipper -ZIPPER finds a numerical approximation of the conformal map (and its inverse) of the unit disk onto any Jordan region (bounded or unbounded).” (Washington,edu)

Zipper is a free compression program, and you don’t need to pay anything for it. It doesn’t contain pop-up ads or other annoying things. (Trans4Mind?)

Zippers by the yard

shorten a zipper

Zipper the Dog from a National Geographic game

Zipper is a tool for inspecting and extracting the contents of compressed archives. Zipper was initially written by Dirk Olmes. (

2014 new zipper technology used on Olympic athlete clothing

invisible zipper

zipper cover

PageZipper – Life’s too short to spend clicking “Next”. Ever read one of those top ten lists or photo galleries where every item is on a different page?

Zipper is a little fly character from the animated series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.

Zipper foot (for a sewing machine)

Herbert Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn School.

The Big Zipper is the affordable zipline experience.

Zipper Lacing. This method “locks” the laces at each eyelet pair. Great for lacing skates tightly because the lower sections hold while tightening.

Feb 25, 2014 – For the last few years Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa has been installing these giant zippers in public locations around Japan.

Zipper Press, Inc., is a publisher of high quality children’s books.

Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride (movie)

Zipper Braid Updo (video how-to)

“In 1851 Elias Howe received a patent for an “Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure”. He did not try to seriously market it, missing recognition he might otherwise have received.[6] Howe’s device was more like an elaborate draw-string than a true slide fastener.” (Wikipedia)

Heavy duty zipper

dress, pants closure

The Zipper is an idiom that uses the idea of “context” to the means of manipulating locations in a data structure. (HaskellWiki)

various roller coasters

Film production company known for producing the 2012 Academy Award Winning Feature Documentary Undefeated.

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