March is here, and that means that Earth Hour is just around the corner! To mark this final countdown, we’re releasing 29 planet saving posters for each of the 29 days leading up to our global event.
The gallery displays the first 20 poster designs. You can find out how to view the remaining posters further down the blog. We hope you find them inspiring.
Earth Hour is a movement that believes that taking simple changes can help create a brighter future for the planet. As part of our campaign we teamed up with creative charity Do The Green Thing to asked world-class creatives to design a poster to inspire the world to live more sustainably for Earth Hour and beyond.
Some of the incredible contributors who have lent their creativity include Sir Paul Smith, Sir Quentin Blake, David Shrigley, Neville Brody, Marion Deuchars, Rankin, Camilla Rutherford, Paula Scher and a host of Pentagram partners.
Each of the 29 posters serve as a piece of inspiration to encourage millions of people around the world to take up simple actions like cycling to work and eating less meat to reduce the impact we are having on the planet.
One of these fantastic posters will be unveiled every day for the rest of March. Keep an eye out for them on Facebook and Twitter or view the collection on Pinterest.
Concluding the campaign on the day of Earth Hour (Saturday 29 March – save the date!) will be a sensational poster by 22 year old Rebecca Charlton from Bolton, a young designer who won the public vote in the Earth Hour Poster Design competition.
Rebecca, who chose to highlight the issue of light pollution with her poster, was one of six designers shortlisted from over 250 inspirational entries. Her poster entitled ‘Let the stars light the night’ will be released on 29 March.
Rebecca believes her poster shows a city’s lights being transformed into their rightful state: “We need to put the lights back in the sky at night, nothing spoils the beauty of a starry sky more than the luminous glow of street lights and uselessly lit business signs.”
Earth Hour – the world’s largest mass participation event- is an annual switch off that focuses the world’s attention on the planet. If you haven’t joined the millions of people celebrating Earth Hour 2014 on March 29 at 8:30pm, sign up now!
This blog is written by Lauren Stopps – WWF-UK Earth Hour Officer.
What are you doing for Earth Hour? Leave us a comment. poster#1 by Creative Director in Google’s Creative lab – Tom Uglow poster#2 by Illustrator Marion Deuchars poster#3 from one of our competition finalists, Matt Elliot poster#4 from graphic designer, painter and art educator Paula Scher poster#5 from British visual artist David Shrigley poster#6 Designed by Irish miliner and designer Philip Treacy poster#7 by Dan and Ray from advertising agency Wieden and Kennedy – are you an electricity addict? poster#8 Canadian-British fashion designer Patrick Cox is encouraging people to buy less with his poster. poster#9 Creative Director Steve Wallington and illustrator Harriet Stansall joined forces for their hilarious poster Just Say Neigh, a call to arms from a troop of farm animals who want us to favour the flavour of fresh veg over meat. poster#10 Our next poster is from graphic designer and writer Abbott Miller, who encourages us to ask for tap rather than bottled water. poster#11 ‘Go by foot’ poster designed by UK based illustrator Andy Ward. poster#12 This poster was designed by none other than Sir Quentin Blake! The famous illustrator, cartoonist and children’s book writer is encouraging us to ‘Go by bike’. poster#13 Vaughan Oliver created beautiful artwork for indie bands who did things in an alternative way, reflected in his beautiful poster created with photographer Marc Atkins that points to an alternative way of travelling. poster#14 The Hudson Powell duo are encouraging us to close our laptop windows and open our real ones, with a gentle piece of savage satire… poster#15 Designer Steve Qua’s poster ‘Let the sunshine in’ is about making the most of natural light instead of hitting the light switch… poster#16 Artist and illustrator Rob Draper asks us to take a cycle, enjoy the open air and Roll With It in his illustrated message framed by a bike. poster#17 Designed by Sophie Thomas, this poster was created using the waste ink run off from printing press printers. poster#18 Harry Pearce is the designer of this poster, a cheeky reinvention of a sign you might see in a petrol station. poster#19 Rankin – Veg and Two Veg poster#20 Neville Brody – Travel Well