Green Patriot Posters

The Revolution Will Be Designed

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This exhibition is closed in Boston but looking for a new home!


“Together these posters demonstrate that design can be a potent tool for communication and social transformation.” — Michael Bierut, designer

During World War II, emotionally stirring propaganda posters commissioned by the U.S. government helped spur U.S. citizens “to do their part” in helping to supply, arm, and support troops fighting overseas. The surge in productivity ultimately led to Allied victory.

Green Patriot Posters, inspired by those World War II posters, hopes to unite us all once again – this time to combat climate change. Launched by art collective the Canary Project in 2008, Green Patriot Posters invites designers, illustrators, photographers, and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice. To date, Green Patriot has collected over 500 unique poster designs.

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Past Events

Opening Reception
See photos here! See video here!

Green Patriot Kids
See photos here!

Gallery Talk w/ Florian Mewes & Lindsay Farrell
Read about the event here. See photos here!

Student Competition Gallery & Awards Night
See photos here!

Gallery Talk with Elizabeth Resnick
See photos here!

Poster Gallery

Student Design Competition

Competition is Closed for Judging

“With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” — Abraham Lincoln

Competition Overview:

Design students: help Massachusetts Turn the Tide on Fossil Fuels! Governor Deval Patrick has been a champion of clean energy and climate action, but it will take a wave of public support to ensure the success of the governor’s initiatives before his term is up.

We need you to design a powerful, memorable poster that:

  • Incorporates the phrase “Turn the Tide on Fossil Fuels!”
  • Conveys urgency, hope, solidarity, anger, or a sense that any individual can make a difference!
  • Addresses one or more of these themes:
  • Ban the Worst. No more coal, tar sans oil, or fracking in MA!
  • Build Only the Best. Only sustainable energy from now on!
  • Price the Rest. Make polluters pay!
  • Inspires people to join and Better the Future’s Climate Legacy Campaign.

  • Call for Entries opens: February 10, 2014
  • Entries Due by: March 7, 2014 11:59pmEST
  • Preliminary Judging: March 10 – March 19
  • Winner’s Announced at Public Event: March 20

Read Full Call for Entries:


Reaction Blog

The revolution will be designed! Check out the blog series focused on our exhibition, Green Patriot Posters. We’re giving giving posters to local design, community, and sustainability leaders and asking them what they think.

  • Benita Hussain, Co-Manager Greenovate Boston responds to Break New GroundRead
  • Galen Nelson, Director of Market Development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center responds to Clean Energy for AmericaRead
  • Travis Robertson, SVP Creative Director and Designer at Arnold Worldwide responds to IsaiahRead

Getting to the Exhibit

315 on A • 315 A Street Boston, MA 02210


  • Take the Red Line to South Station
  • Walk SW towards Fort Point Channel
  • Cross the Summer St. Bridge
  • Turn Right onto Melcher St.
  • Turn Right onto A St.
  • 315 on A will be on your Left
  • Walk down the pathway to the front door

  • Take I-90 to exit 25
  • Turn Left onto Congress St.
  • Turn Left onto A St.
  • Turn Right onto Necco St.
  • Necco Street Garage will be on your Right
  • Walk NE on A St.
  • 315 on A will be on your Left
  • Walk down the pathway to the front door