Message from Mark Vandal in Nice Respectable People Group #activism_photos
Gotta support my fellow I E ladies. Love the banner
@steph - TX Texas isn't losing anything. Not if we have any say in it
Quin - TX Thank You, and your right! I'm just bitter over the Lee statue being removed, and the Dallas school names being changed 😥
@Erika Can you and your team write a guide on creating such a beautiful banner? Materials, size, paint, stenciling, etc.
@Argument of Perigee that’s a great request. I’ve been in touch with our new activism coordinator, @wayne peek, and having a written standardized manual, as well as accompanying videos, to show what materials to buy and the process of how to make a large scale professional looking banner is something we both want to create and release by the end of 2017.
Yes. We are about to be releasing all of these things. Stay tuned. By the end of the week all of these questions will have answers and directions.
@Erika we should share .xcf files so first timers don't have to learn GIMP from scratch. That set me back a while.
Wow,absolutely wonderful Banner,Very Professional Banner! My dad used to do professional hand painted signs,helped once-even he would be quite impressed! ;)
@Logan it would probably be a good idea to have an .xcf file dump, but I do think it’s a good idea that everyone still learn how to use the software to make their own custom banner graphics. GIMP is a pain in the ass to learn, but it’s a necessity.
@wayne peek Needs to includes what to look for when selecting a target overpass, how to use grommets, weighing the bottom of the banner to prevent flapping, and deployment tactics.
We will have a voice call soon. I want to chat will all the coordinators and get everyone on the same page. I was thinking when we have our next meeting we could catch everyone up at once.
Early morning fun
Florida IE members did a drop this morning over the I-4 overpass in Orlando
Someone called the cops. Maximum rustling
It was up for a few hours though
No padlocks on it?
Cops will just cut them with bolt cutters they normally have them in the back of their car
Our group leaves small attack dogs nearby to dissuade anyone who'd take it down. Our banners can stay up for weeks, with enough dog food.
@Sam Southern - TN we put 10 grommets on it and zip tied each one. Took him a while to figure out how to get on the other side of the fence to take it down.
Little brain Orlando police can't operate a fence
@Mark Vandal I’ll let you know next time I come visit Florida so we can do another drop.
Still there as far as I know
Orlando likes to SHUT IT DOWN oy vey.
American nationalism baby!
Plaque on the border of MN & WI.
Those two are in mountain bike parks. Libraries, churches, gyms and small towns are all places I've been trying to reach more as well.