Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art.. -Ursula Le Guin, Speech at National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, 2014
In this Climate Strike Arts Kit you fill find designs you can use, art-making how-to guides, street murals, group photo tips, songs and music tips, and more. These images may not be used for for-profit uses. Please credit the artist for online and printed materials. We are adding new art every daily, so check back.
--David Solnit, Climate Strike Arts Organizer
Table of Contents
Designs for Strike Sign-Making
A handful of engaged artists created and shared these brand new images that people can carry in the streets; you can make signs, create posters, screen print them on fabric or paper, print stickers, project them on walls at night, use them online, copy or print the black and white versions and hand color them with watercolors, colored pencils and markers.
The Green New Deal Arts Project is a collaboration of art.350.org and Labor Network for Sustainability. Artists in order of images below are: Molly Crabapple, Jan Burger, Mona Caron, Ricardo Levins Morales, and Isaac Murdoch
Download images(Spanish and French of some designs) and learn about the artists at:
Jhon Cortes (About the Artist)
Color Poster Designs (including translations: Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, German, French, Indonesian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Ukranian)
Oree Originol (About the Artist and Nalleli Cobo, pictured in the design,)
Christi Belcourt (about the artist)
No amount of money can buy back a people’s river.
No amount of money can buy back the sea.
The Trans Mountain Pipeline cannot be built.
Because we love the rivers.
Because we love the sea.
Because we love this sacred earth.
We will defend our home.
We will defend our water.
Mona Caron (about the artist)
#YOUTHVGOV Jason Justice designs (About the Artist AND #YOUTHVGOV)
Just Seeds Artists and Allies
Just Seeds artists made these new images to support Global Climate Strikes. With printmakers from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Just Seeds believes in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. Artists included: Sanya Hyland, Nicolas Lampert, Iván Arenas, Eric Garcia, Jesse Purcell, Josh MacPhee, Roger Peet, Erik Ruin.
Paperhand artists (about Paperhand artists)
Translations: Spanish, Portugese, Chinese, Turkish, Ukranian, German, Japanese, Indonesian, French HERE. Black and white versions can be printed and hand-colored--great for a Climate Strike art-making party.
Emily Thiessen (about the artist)
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Cesar Maxit (about the artist)
11x17 poster with space on the bottom to add local event info/contact and a square design for social media
Painting Flags and Banners
Painting street murals on pavement with non-toxic tempera or clay paint is spreading across North America. Here’s some examples (including the largest ever 5 block long street mural) and here’s a How to Paint a Street Mural Guide.
Street mural painted by many hands (IFH students) with non-toxic tempera and clay paint
We gonna strike cuz the water is rising
We gonna strike
Cuz our people are dying
We’re gonna strike for life
And everything we love
We’re gonna - Strike for you
Will you strike for us?!
We’re gonna - strike for you
Will you strike for us?!