Libertarian Billboard Contest

libertarian billboard

I want to kick off a round of libertarian media outreach by sponsoring a billboard contest. Send your best mockups to me via email, or link to them in the comments here and in 1 months time (official day: July 29th, 2005) we’ll take them all and vote it down to the best. Donations will then be asked for (either through the LP if they want to endorse this, or public fundraising a la Spread Firefox) and we’ll stick this sucker in the middle of downtown D.C. on as many billboards and ad spaces as we can raise money for.

Let’s see the media and politicos try to ignore us when we brazenly stick it in their face during their daily commute.

26 Comments
  1. OK mister smarty-pants ;) , I fixed it, but I’d like to see you cough up a submission as well.

  2. I’ll send you something in a few days, but on the billboard above it might be smart to increase the size of the ‘LP.org’. I hate when I see a billboard that looks interesting but I can’t read any of the contact information.

  3. Here’s an idea:

    Note that the font isn’t exactly right and there is no shading, but it’s just a prototype. Here’s the real thing:

  4. I can’t say I have anything to add to in the way of another billboard, but I would like to suggest that the use of the “recycling” logo may make it look like Libertarians are somehow opposed to recycling. Certainly opposed to the government forcing us to do it, but that’s not the same as appearing to say the LP, collectively, oppose it altogether. (Yeah, I know all the arguments about how useless some forms of recycling really are, but aluminum can recycling is at least one method that is viable and profitable, I only suggest that I think it’s not an issue we should appear to be taking a stand on.)

  5. Lenny, I don’t think people are going to try and read a hatred of recycling into that (though I try not to underestimate the stupidity of dumb folks looking to bitch about anything).

    I leave it as it is, and tender the floor to anyone who wishes to come up with a different design. I have faith that someone will create something that will blow mine away anyways.

  6. I am no graphic artist, so I can’t do the actual work…but it would be nice to change the image on the left from the recycle image to one of the donkey and elephant running on treadmills.

  7. I would say the best place for these would be on the Metro system buses and subway stations. The reach is huge. I live 70 miles away from DC so I could help show everyone the results via cam.

  8. Great Idea!

    lemme see what I can come up with. but no matter what, I’ll donate to the cause!

  9. Here’s another billboard idea:

    LINK

    It shows the no-smoking symbol morphing into a hammer and sickle (the Soviet symbol), asking the question, “All for the public good?” Then in big letters it says “LP.org.”

    This may be especially appropriate in Washington, D.C., given the recent passage of a citywide smoking ban in restaurants.

  10. That last one would obviously have to be toned down, though. Plus it would need to be modified to be a wider presentation, rather than the tall poster, I would think.

  11. Love the Bill board!!! Just an idea could you print it up on bumper stickers. This would get the message out all over the country and raise money for Libertarian canidates and I want one

  12. Great idea, though I’d say the mock-up design posted here is a bit too wordy for a billboard that people are driving past at 60mph. Also, the “vote for sanity” line just doesn’t sound right to me. If you’re going to do it, then consider something like, “Stop the insanity – vote libertarian”

  13. I think the billboard is great and probably better than what I could come up with. I am better at doing statements than images. I like the billboard and can’t wait to see more ideas in upcomming days

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