For its first major action in the UK today, 15 April 2019, the organisation has released a series of banners, flags, patches, posters and stickers for activists to download and use, to help spread the word about the movement and its aims.
Designed by a volunteer art group, they all feature striking visual graphics.
“We needed to create a movement that looks radically different to all eco movements previously, because they failed,” Clive Russell, a member of Extinction Rebellion’s art group told Dezeen.
“They were anodyne or too hippy. We needed a movement that was both angry and non-violent, that reflected the fact that this is an existential threat.”
The designs take inspiration from the Situationist International movement of the 1960s, which saw a group of revolutionary artists and intellectuals embraced anarchic activities to spread their anti-capitalist ideas.