There isn’t much an artist can do except add to the shouts for change. The fossil fuel industry is still leading the charge for the impending destruction of our living environment. Added to this, industrialised farming is carving through carbon-capturing forests so that they can produce meat, where a plant-based diet would ensure a more responsible usage of the resources available for all the people of the planet. And our governments continue to prevaricate and procrastinate while the planet warms.
I have been writing on the street since the 1980s and the respectable and responsible model citizens among us have declared it ‘vandalism’…
Well the real act of vandalism is being inflicted on the planet; our living environment. It’s being done in the name of the ‘free market’ as this, we are continually being told, is the most efficient way for us to live.
Well, enough is enough. The free market has failed us. We need a new model and the execution of that change can only be made at governmental level. We are told we need to recycle plastics more – but nobody legislates against excessive packaging to stop the problem at source. We are told we need to take fewer car journeys – but nobody legislates for free public transport for all. We are told to save energy – but nobody legislates for free programmes of domestic insulation and green power production.
We are told we need to build a green economy but nobody legislates the free, or even affordable, tools to do so.
Big business continues to financially clean up, while it ecologically vandalises.
So, as a model citizen, within a free market, I give you free posters. To print and paste where you will and to add to the demands for change. Before it’s too late.
Society gets the vandals it deserves.
Cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous pour le fichier zip (qualité d’impression A0, A3 ou qualité www).
les trois affiches A0 300 dpi imprimer ou photocopier (fichier zip) 32.6MB (telecharge francais)
les trois affiches A3 300 dpi imprimer ou photocopier (fichier zip) 6.94MB (telecharge francais)
tous les trois pour une utilisation Internet, 2000 x 2000 px (fichier zip) 1.93MB (telecharge francais)
Click on the link below for the zip file (A0 print quality, A3 print quality or web quality).
all three posters A0 300dpi print or copy shop (zip file) 32.6MB (english download)
all three posters A3 300dpi print or copy shop (zip file) 6.94MB (english download)
all three for internet use 100 dpi 2000 x 2000 px (zip file) 1.93MB (english download)
Click on the link below for the zip file and you can save all four to your computer.
all four MODEL CITIZEN posters (zip file) 5.02MB
“We are your future” A4 download
(zip file stencils and posters)
to print and paste as you see fit.
“C.A.W. (Climate Action Weapons)” stencil download
(zip file stencils and posters)
to print out, stick to card, cut out and stencil away the day.
OK… not strictly ‘art’ but following on from the above… We are increasingly being told that the consumer has the responsibility to recycle packaging. And we are now increasingly understanding that it’s not necessarily being recycled when we sort it and send it all off. So, in the spirit of letting the market meet our desires…
If you feel that government isn’t doing enough to stop the production of unnecessary packaging at source take the challenge with their economic rule book in mind.
Bundle up all your old packaging and return it to the shop from which it came. Pop this note in with it. Prints two to an A4 sheet. Be an unhappy shopper…