Today I have distributed about 120  “Bend the carbon curve” climate protest stickers  between 14:00 and 16:00pm in the arrival area, Terminal 5, Arlanda Airport, Stockholm. I asked the arriving passengers “Would you mind taking this sticker, please?”, and if they showed continued interest I explained to them that the sticker showed the…
We are experiencing a a deep going socio-ecological and finally economic crisis, which will lead to catastrophic or existential consequences within a lifetime. Unfortunately, people who contributed the least, will suffer the most, ie future generations. Therefore, it is only a logical (but cynical) consequence that currently not those who caused this crisis but who…
To support protests against the climate crisis, in addition to public protests, banners, etc, protest stickers are another medium to make your message visible and literally “stick”. Their advantage is that stickers can be distributed without causing to much attention, e.g. at a public place, without having to expect negative consequences for the protester. Stickers are also a nice give-away to passengers, esp if they are visually appealing. Here, I would like to present a short tutorial how to design and print protest stickers. It is a work flow which I tested and worked for me:
- Design the sticker using LibreImpress!
Note: I recommend using a computer because the design can then be easily updated, shared, multiplied, etc!
Note: Read the printing requirements (e.g. file format, file size, resolution, color model, …) of your selected printshop and apply it to your design! Example: Flyeralarm Printing Guide
Example: Bend the carbon curve! [ODP, RGB color model]
- Export to PDF format with a resolution of 300 dpi from LibreImpress
Example: Bend the carbon curve [PDF, RGB color model]
- Import PDF to Krita drawing program
Note: Printshops often require the CMYK color model to avoid colours, which are unexpected by the unexperienced customer who design their drafts on a screen using the RGB color model.
- Convert Image from RGB to CMYK colour model using
Krita > Image > Convert Image Colour Space > Model: CMYIK/alpha with default settings (Depth: 8-bit integer)
- Adjust image size to printing requirements using Krita > Image > Resize Image > New size, Offset
Note: The color and file format conversion may lead to small (a few millimeter) changes in image size, which should be corrected for optimal print results and avoid complaints by the upload filter
- Export Image as TIF with default settings:
Example: Bend the carbon curve [TIF, CMYK color model]
- Select size and number of stickers at Flyeralam printshop. I selected Vegan Stickers, round, diameter 9.5 cm, white paper, 4 colours, 250 copies, 4 colors, 623SEK [ORDER NOW!]
Note: The offer by Flyeralarm was the best quality at lowest price I could find!
- Upload the file in TIF format with CMYK color model!
Example (same file as in #6): Bend the carbon curve [TIF, CMYK color model]
- Approve and submit to printing!
- Delivery (in Sweden) after about 1 week via UPS!
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I protested against climate breakdown for the third time on Saturday, 13-15pm, 2019-03-23, at Forumtorget, Uppsala. Although I have gotten more and more Facebook likes, I was protesting on my own. The pedestrian zone was very populated so I got a lot of exposure, but there were few interactions, since I assume people just preferred…
I have protested a second time from 13-15pm on Forumtorget, Uppsala. Well, I guess it counts as a success since nobody threw rocks at me ;-). After I spent some 140SEK on Facebook promotion (since I am not a member of any enviro organization and only weakly connected in these circles), I got some 25…
I recently designed a professional protest banner to support public protest by creating more attention and to make my key message more visible. Here, I would like to share a short tutorial to help other activists to create their own protest banner (or copy mine!). I designed the poster with LibreImpress (ODP format) using the…
After I successfully applied for a permission to protest against climate breakdown in the pedestrian zone (Forumtorget) on Saturdays in Uppsala, Sweden, I would like to share some experiences after 4.5 hours of protest. Highlights: A family (both parents and three kids) joined for one hour with self-designed protest posters 2 friends stopping by Interesting…