Monday, February 27, 2012

Oakland, CA

All signs posted earlier this month in Oakland, California.
Still looking for Ecoslogans for my next West Coast Tour
Deadline is March 15th - Details Here.
Winner gets a thousand dollars, 2nd and 3rd get $500 & $250.
I may add some $100 runners-up prizes if I decide to use more.
All winning entries will be posted by freeways along the west coast.
Saw this parked next to the 880 - surprised I haven't seen more like it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

LA/Slogan Contest

I'm looking for a few good slogans about climate change for my next tour.
Slogans should be short, smart, look good in traffic and make people think.
Winner gets a thousand dollars. 2nd and 3rd place get $500 and $250.

All winning entries will be posted alongside freeways up and down the west coast.
It may be naive to think that simple words can change the world, but it's happened before.

Deadline is March 15th. More details here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


"Do not wait for the last judgment; it takes place every day." -Albert Camus
Slogan Contest

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." -Confucius

" I never think of the future; it comes soon enough." -Albert Einstein

" In heaven all the interesting people are missing." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." -Oscar Wilde
"A friend is a second self." -Aristotle

Sunday, February 12, 2012

San Francisco

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." -Robin Williams

Signs placed in San Francisco.
All quotes by San Franciscans.
"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us." - Jerry Garcia
"Love wouldn't be blind if the braille weren't so damned much fun." -Armistead Maupin
"Two roads diverged in a wood and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost
"If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren't really there." -Paul Kantner
"You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you." -Isadora Duncan
"This used to be a government of checks and balances. Now it's all checks and no balances." -Gracie Allen
"If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster." -Clint Eastwood

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.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Home of Free Speech

EcoSlogan Contest!
I'm looking for a few good slogans about climate change for my next tour...

Slogans should be short, smart, fit well into a rectangle, and look good in traffic. Winner gets a thousand dollars and, hopefully, launches the meme that saves the world. Second and third place is $500 and $250, and all three will have their words displayed up and down the west coast. Original work is preferred but not mandatory, and apart from the right to post them publicly, I will make no claim to any submissions as intellectual property. Send entries to freewayblogger - at - yahoo - dot - com. Deadline is March 15th.
"I don't know what utopia will be like exactly, but it will have bicycles." -Frank X. Barron

(Signs posted in Berkeley Feb. 1st and 4th.
Quotes by alumni and faculty of UC Berkeley.)
"We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat."
-Terence McKenna
"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite." -John Kenneth Galbraith
"We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further."
-Richard Dawkins
"I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble." -Earl Warren
"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true." -J. Robert Oppenheimer
"Freedom of speech is something that represents the very dignity of what a human being is. If you cannot speak… I mean, that’s what marks us off. That’s what marks us off from the stones and the stars." -Mario Savio
"Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying." -Ron Dellums

The two signs above are the work of another frequent contributer to Bay Area freeways. While they haven't freed him yet, this person has kept Leonard Peltier on local's minds long after the rest of the country has forgotten.