Visuals + Graphics
Signs + Posters
DIY Art Guides + Resources
Fabric “crossbar” flags
Flags have become a key visual in climate mobilizations; from the sunflower flags that lead the People’s Climate march to the streets of Paris during the climate mobilizations and summit to the fight against leasing public lands to big oil happening right now. They can be hand painted, screen printed, stenciled with either a roller or spray paint — or a combination of techniques
Artist Cesar Maxit created a couple good looking stencil designs to make flags or signs.
Guides + How-To’s
Here is a menu of some favorite arts projects to do together with your group, friends or community for Actions; How to make: “crossbar flags, sunflowers, pieces of the solution project, art-poster signs, parachute banner, forming a drum corps, and On/Off signs-graphics.
Here’s the Break Free from Fossil Fuels/Keep it in the Ground “Cantastoria” to be performed for education, resistance and fun — for performing (rhyming script below), for a visual at actions and events, and for reaching out in public, at community events and gatherings.
- What’s a Cantastoria?
- Script: A short rhyming narration for each page
- How Can Make One for my Group or Community?
Here’s a variety of forms of visual art for actions and demonstrations:
Photos from past escalated climate actions in the spirit of Break Free from Fossil Fuels — rememeber to credit the photographer!
Quick Style Guide
These are the basic elements for creating visuals for the Break Free 2016 actions so that your visuals align with and connect to other Break Free materials.
Use these resources if they’re helpful, or if you think it’s strategic for your visuals to connect with the central Break Free style. If not, don’t worry about it! Go with what feels right to you and your audience.
For more details, check out the full Break Free style guide →
- Teal #35C9C5
- Orange #FFA901
- Dark Gray #172928
- Light Gray #E4EBEF
- Red #FF6753