Do The Green Thing WWF Earth Hour poster campaign: Evil Standy Kim by Joe Stephenson
Creative environmental charity Do The Green Thing has announced it is running 23 custom-designed posters, one each day in March in the build-up to WWF Earth Hour on 23 March.
Do The Green Thing WWF Earth Hour poster: Evil Standby Kim
On that date the environmental campaigners are encouraging people to switch their lights off from 20:30 in support of future sustainability, with The Drum running each poster on the morning of its release.
Convincing people to turn things off properly was Joe Stephenson’s mission with this poster.
The Pentagram designer said: “The standby light embodies everything that’s wrong with the world: rather than walking two steps to turn the telly off properly, we just leave it on standby, sucking up electricity and driving up our energy bills. So I wanted to demonize those little red lights, by making everyone think of Kim Jong Il whenever they see one.”
Confirmed contributors are:
Tom Uglow, creative director at Google
Patrick Cox, designer of the London 2012 logo
Michael Bierut, Pentagram Partner and Co-Founder of Design Observer
Eddie Opara, Pentagram Partner and in Fast Company's 100 most creative people in business list
Su Huntley and Donna Muir, artists
Andrew Rae, illustrator at Peepshow and designer of Monkey Dust
Pete Fowler, illustrator and world-renowned monster creator
Dan Norris and Rachel Shaugnessey, creative directors, Wieden + Kennedy Dan Germain, Creative Director, Innocent
Dean Chalkley, fashion photographer
Marina Willer, Pentagram Partner
Domenic Lippa, Pentagram Partner
Emily Oberman, Pentagram Partner
Harry Pearce, Pentagram Partner
Joe Stephenson, designer
Sophie Thomas, Co-Head of Design at the RSA
Steven Qua, designer
Hiromi Suzuki, illustrator