Extinction Rebellion’s DIY Protest Design

Graphic design can play a powerful role in protest movements. The impact of a strong identity and communications can propel a movement higher than simply marching.

Extinction Rebellion have got this down.

Their brand identity – a sand timer is brilliantly simple and carries their message in a nutshell. Time is running out. The bold lines it is created from brings a strong and immediate feel to the whole movement. It’s raw and uncompromising.

The organisation’s name is set in all-capitals, in a sans-serif typeface based on Futura Condensed that was originally hand-printed using old, wood type blocks, paying homage to letterpress again. The logotype, as well as the sand-timer motif, are set in bold black over the top of the light, colourful graphics, contrasting starkly.

Clive Russell

I’ve collected a few examples of poster designs from their handy resources area on their website. Protesters have a wealth of Extinction Rebellion design at their fingertips there, complete with instructions on how to make your own Extinction Rebellion t-shirts. Stencil designs and print at home posters. If you didn’t know already – they mean business.

Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Life on Earth is in crisis: scientists agree we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown, and we are in the midst of a mass extinction of our own making.

The Truth – Extinction Rebellion

Visit rebellion.earth for more information.

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