Table of Contents
- ‘Atlas Holding Our World’ by Karim Fakhoury
- ‘Time’ by Ferdi Rizkiyanto
- ‘Turn it off now’ by Ferdi Rizkiyanto
- ‘Fight Global Warming’ by Tim Shundo
- ‘Polar Bear’ by Jan Macken
- ‘Empty Space’ by Victor van Gaasbeek
- ‘Rising Sea Level’ by Victor van Gaasbeek
- Polar Bear Hamburger by Vincent J.F Huang
- Key Takeaways
Humans have a tendency to overlook clear warning signs, which contributes to the reason why authorities and world leaders have only recently started to take climate change and global warming concerns seriously, even though we had the ability to act a century ago.
Awe-inspiring climate change posters are in high demand as people become increasingly aware of the risks and difficulties that may result from global warming. These works of art allow us to glimpse Mother Nature’s beauty, vulnerability, and imminent vengeance if we continue to treat the planet with disrespect.
If you are truly concerned about the environment and looking for inspiration to spread awareness and do your part, we would like to highlight a few of the most inventive climate change warning posters that are accessible online..
‘Atlas Holding Our World’ by Karim Fakhoury
Karim Fakhoury is a visual artist from Montreal, Canada. At the age of 24, He has demonstrated a great deal of interest in the visual arts and design field. Since he concentrates on matte painting, image development, and branding identification, he has successfully supported himself with his artistic abilities. He completed a global warming project in 2009 when he was 16. He highlighted six different impacts that people have had on the earth.
In ‘Atlas Holding Our World,’ a man is seen struggling to handle a huge mass of plastic and other debris while sitting on a filthy pedestal of slime. The pedestal is submerged in the water to demonstrate how our plastic waste and other rubbish are polluting and clogging up the oceans. Stormy skies in the background likely allude to climate change. The imminent disaster awaits if corrective steps are not taken.
This painting’s main appeal is the use of a monochromatic color scheme. It enhances both the dramatic illustration and the ultimate theme. It is amusingly thrust in the viewer’s face that we are being ‘crushed’ by our waste.
‘Time’ by Ferdi Rizkiyanto
Ferdi Rizkiyatno was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. His interest in design started in highschool when his dad bought him a PC and his brother installed a few design softwares on it, and also gave him a lot of graphic design magazines.
He majored in marketing communication and advertising at college, after which he spent 7-8 years working at several design studios and advertising firms before becoming a self-employed digital artist. He has done work for organizations like Red Bull and Foxtel.
A handful of his designs draw attention to environmental issues like pollution and global warming, besides the typical commercials he develops. His creations are really lifelike. His inspiration is a youngster by science fiction and horror films because of how plausible and convincing they may appear to be. Ferdi Rizkiyanto conveys his ideas through art while making emotional appeals. In this work, “Time,” a time glass symbolizes the amount of time left for us to confront climate change.
‘Turn it off now’ by Ferdi Rizkiyanto
The message of this poster is that Ferdi Rizkitanto believes that electricity poses a threat to penguins. In addition to advising people to turn off lights while leaving a room, the designer emphasizes electrical pollution as one of the causes of global warming.
Once more, Ferdi is right on the money, and the poster’s caption is self-explanatory!
“One thing that causes global warming is electrical pollution.
Save electricity and reduce global warming by turning off lights when you leave a room, and using only as much light as you need.”
‘Fight Global Warming’ by Tim Shundo
Tim originally made this poster as a Photoshop assignment for a small college class. He gave three pieces on the topic of ‘Global Warming.’ The middle section of the original, which had some unclear terminology, had to be cut out for the assignment. He took it off, further enhancing the poster’s noble message.
This is what Tim Shundo had to say about his poster and the idea behind it “This is an assignment from my Graphic Design class. We were to take the original fightglobalwarming.com ads (which were just those two check boxes with the text on a yellow background) and come up with creative ways of showing global warming.
This is one of them I came up with. I wish it made more sense. I suppose it’s like: The guy is lying around doing nothing and just taking a smoke break (which is also a cause of global warming, albeit a lesser cause) while pollution is being dumped into the atmosphere with the smokestacks and factories in the background”.
‘Polar Bear’ by Jan Macken
As a symbol that the world is warming up to the point where the animal had to shed its fur to cool down, this ‘Friends of the Earth’ advertisement for global warming awareness aims for shock value by showing a skinned polar bear strolling around while dragging his fur behind him.
The striking advertisement persuades viewers to sign a petition urging the Belgian government to enact more stringent and robust climate regulations.
This unique advertising campaign was developed by a great team at TBWABrussels, including creative director Jan Macken, art director Jeroen Bostoen, and copywriter Pol Sierens. Account management was handled by Yannick Van Keer and Jochen De Greef, and photography was done by Mark Paeps.
‘Empty Space’ by Victor van Gaasbeek
Victor van Gaasbeek is a visual artist and designer from the Netherlands. He graduated from the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam’s Graphic Design Master Class. Later, while working for many design firms, he attended the Willem de Kooning Art Academy and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the arts. In his senior year, he created his own studio, where he currently works for both big international companies and smaller local businesses.
Since getting his first set of pencils as a young child, he has been creating images and dreaming of being an artist. Ultimately, he realized that his current employment wasn’t all that far from his childhood dream of becoming a drawing artist. He has created type, artwork, and identity designs. Along with his commercial design work, he also does a lot of original art, often with the theme of nature.
The digital art collection ‘Empty Space’ by Victor van Gaasbeek depicts endangered species in their natural habitats to serve as a reminder of the value of the animals that inhabit the planet. The twist is in how the environment around these animals fades, leaving simply white space. The link drawn in Victor van Gaasbeek’s poem ‘Empty Space’ is obvious: ‘If these endangered animals die out, none will take their place in a habitat.’
‘Rising Sea Level’ by Victor van Gaasbeek
Rising sea level by Victor Van Gaasbeek is a powerful poster with an equally strong social message. The idea behind designing this poster was that, during the last century, the average annual rise in sea level was 1.8 mm. Increasing sea levels are a primary cause leading to global warming. To symbolize the panda’s newfound need to live on the sea, the designer chose to include a lifebuoy alongside the animal. This method of illustrating sea level increase is intriguing.
Polar Bear Hamburger by Vincent J.F Huang
Vincent J.F. Huang, a prolific artist who has produced numerous sculptures addressing climate change, created this piece of art. In this piece of art, Huang made a massive Polar Bear Burger with a polar bear wedged between two hamburger buns. The purpose of the artist’s work is to convey to people that climate change is the primary threat to the survival of polar bears. People are frequently moved by Huang’s artwork, which also compels the viewer to make links between our daily actions and their effects on the environment.
- There are various climate change posters with inspiring quotations created by artists to serve as ongoing reminders of your contribution to a better world.
- These climate change posters are a symbol and a reminder of these people’s dedication and the hard work they have put into advancing their respective causes.
- You can use these posters as part of earth day activities and as gifts to fellow change-makers. You can also display it at your home or office, as it serves as a sign for change.
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Q1. What are the primary causes of global warming or climate change?
Answer – Fossil fuel combustion, forest clearing, and livestock grazing all have an increasing effect on the planet’s climate and temperature. By significantly increasing the amount of greenhouse gasses already in the atmosphere, this heightens the greenhouse effect and contributes to climate change.
Q2. What are the primary outcomes of climate change?
Answer – Climate change has made it harder for both people and wild animals to survive. Droughts that are more frequent and extreme, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and warmer oceans can all directly injure animals, destroy the habitats they rely on for survival, and have a disastrous impact on people’s way of life and communities.
Q3. How can a student save the environment?
Answer – There are many methods and ways for college students to protect the environment, and these are some of the most important ones.
- Reduce the use of single-use plastics.
- Look for alternate routes to travel.
- Shop at thrift stores for clothes and other goods.
- Make changes to how you wash your garments.
- Attempt to consume less meat.
- Take part in the sharing economy.
- Cut the electricity consumption.