FAQs

What is ‘Mate Act Now?
Mate Act Now is a protest for the digital generation powered by a collective of designers, creatives and artists coming together to act.

What is a ‘poster protest for the digital generation’?
It should actually be a ‘poster protest powered by the digital generation’. In the digital age an idea can spread very fast. Starting on Earth Day 2020, we will use the social feeds of our design and creative community to amplify the message about the current climate crisis we are in.

Who’s involved?
We currently have a mixture of international agencies, studios and designers, alongside emerging talent that all believe it is time to take a stand for climate change.

I want to help out?
Hell yeah — just drop us an email on [email protected] and we can make magic happen together.

I would like to get involved!
Awesome — the climate will thank you later. What you need to do is:

  1. Share the posters on your social feed
  2. Donate — buy the book
  3. Sign the manifesto

Sit back, put your feet up knowing that you have done your bit. You could peer pressure your creative/design mates to get involved as well.

Can I feature your project on my blog/design site/climate site?
Hell yeah — just drop us an email on [email protected] and we can make magic happen or check out a press section for details.

I love your ‘favicon’! What is it and what does it symbolise?
It’s the international sign that symbolises what we think of the current situation of going from crisis to crisis around the world and is the symbol for our initiative. It’s basically everyone pulling the “collective middle finger” to climate change and all the uncertainty that has been created around the world.

The Team
Mate Act Now is an initiative backed by a collective of over 100 designers, creatives, and artists from all around the world wanting to create change.

What is ‘Mate Act Now?
Mate Act Now is a protest for the digital generation powered by a collective of designers, creatives and artists coming together to act.

What is a ‘poster protest for the digital generation’?
It should actually be a ‘poster protest powered by the digital generation’. In the digital age an idea can spread very fast. Launched on Earth Day 2020, we will use the social feeds of our design and creative community to amplify the message about the current climate crisis we are in.

Who’s involved?
We currently have a mixture of international agencies, studios and designers, alongside emerging talent that all believe it is time to take a stand for climate change.

I want to help out?
Hell yeah — just drop us an email on [email protected] and we can make magic happen together.

Will you have a physical exhibition as well as the online exhibition?
With the uncertain and unprecedented times, we are in its not possible for us to have a physical exhibition. A curated selection of posters will be made available online for FREE to be downloaded, shared and used for digital/online protests.

I would like to get involved!
Awesome — the climate will thank you later. What you need to do is:
1 - Share the posters on your social feed
2 - Donate — buy the book
3 - Sign the manifesto
Sit back, put your feet up knowing that you have done your bit. You could peer pressure your creative/design mates to get involved as well.

I want to donate now?
Awesome — that’s the attitude.

Can I feature your project on my blog/design site/climate site?
Hell yeah — just drop us an email on [email protected] and we can make magic happen or check out a press section for details.

The Team
Mate Act Now is an initiative backed by a collective of over 100 designers, creatives and artists from all around the world wanting to create change.

Instigator/Curator
Chris Flack (typing this from his lounge “office” as his studio in New Zealand is currently in lockdown) who not so long ago found himself trying to explain to his two-year old son why there was smoke in the air from Australia over 2,700 kms away. This explanation led to a simple poster that in turn led to the idea that we all need to collectively act and do something to take on climate change for future generations. The unprecedented times we are currently in makes this even more relevant.

In 2014, Chris encouraged the design community to take on cancer with ‘Comic Sans for Cancer’. It went viral, got everyone in trouble with the design police and led to twitter outrage “My eyes are bleeding” and “This is worse than paper-cuts”. It raised a lot of money for Cancer Research UK and even more awareness.