Friday, February 10, 2012

How To Make Signs

Take some large boxes and slit them open.
(Bike boxes work well.)
Paint the inside white.
Use white duct tape to tape flaps together.
Hang on garage door/wall.
Type message on computer.
Print onto transparency.
Place on overhead projector.
Shine onto cardboard.


juker said...

Got it. Thanx.


Anonymous said...

Going to start doing this in sj. Good shit

Margaret in New Jersey said...

This is great in California, but I'm not sure how well the signs would hold up in the rain.

Freewayblogger said...

Actually they hold up remarkably well. I've had signs in Portland and Seattle, where it rains all the time, stay up for months and look just fine. Amazed me myself.

Cardboard, with just a thin coat of latex, is practically a miracle canvas for this sort of thing.

I am Sparticus. said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

Saw your recent post on DailyKos. Your texts accompanying the blue planet posters are very effective. Do you have a source for relatively inexpensive Earth posters?

Freewayblogger said...

Apart from buying-in-bulk or owning a printing press, no real cheap way to get posters. I got 500 for about a thousand bucks. Well worth it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Scarlet, You spent a day with us making posters in the bay area. we're back in action. how did you make the giant brian eno cover poster? :-) -c

Freewayblogger said...

Send me a note at freewayblogger - at - yahoo. I'm up for redoing the bay area.

Just downloaded the image from google, printed onto a transparency, traced and painted.

I love that cover almost as much as I love the album. Side Two especially.

JeniannInMS said...

This is going down in Milwaukee ASAP. Thank you!

Big Man said...

I just moved. I have lots of boxes that would otherwise be recycled... Expect some freeway blogging in San Mateo County.....

Calming Influence said...

Welcome back! I've long been an admirer, so now I'll be disciple. Gonna start looking for good spots in the west Puget Sound area.

How large should the letters be for good visibility? Thnx.