Design Your Poster
We want YOU to create the image for the sustainability movement that millions of Americans can get behind. See below for technical specs and the brief of what we are looking for.
We are interested in designs that produce an image of strength, optimism, unity and/or urgency in the fight against climate change and drive for energy independence.
Your design can be general (“We Can Do It”), or it can promote a specific action like riding a bike, changing a light bulb, hang-drying your clothes or purchasing renewable energy from your power company (Click here for ideas about actions to promote).
We are also interested in designs that deal more abstractly with the themes of utopia/dystopia, ecology and/or revolution.
To prepare your design for upload make the file a jpg no more than 2MB. Make it 8.5” x 11” at 72 dpi RGB (not CMYK). You can make the design different dimensions but then will have to put a border around it for the site to accept the image. Total file size or canvass size for the image needs to be 8.5” x 11”.
NOTE: These specs are for upload only. You may want to consider making a higher res version of your design. If we end up distributing your design we (you and us) are probably going to want that higher res version.
Upload your poster
Once your poster is done and your file prepared then you can upload it!
Once your poster is approved it will enter the community and appear in the gallery of posters on the left. While in the gallery it will be scored by fellow designers and GPP supporters on a 1-5 scale. The favorite poster designs will make their way around the internet, and The Canary Project will select some for distribution in high-visibility venues such as bus ads, billboards, T-shirts, a GPP book, traveling museum show and of course posters. See what we did we Michael Bierut’s designs here
Most immediately we are using the site as a real time staging ground for selecting designs that will appear in a book in Fall of 2010.
It is our hope that the community will continue to grow, spreading art, awareness and hope to as many people as possible— so tell your friends to stop by and vote for your poster (quick and easy sharing available from your poster’s page).