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Check out XR’s Guide to Flyposting or this amazing website: Everything You Need to Know to Blanket the World in Posters

What materials do I need for fly-posting?

  • Buckets
  • Bags
  • Posters
  • Poster paste - wallpaper paste is most durable but not environmentally friendly. To make flour paste: Check out this video
  • Brushes
  • Rollers / & pins

How do I organise a fly-posting group?

Get together in an affinity group of 3-5 people and split into these roles:
  • Coordinators and Police liaison
  • Flyposters: 1 to roll on the paste, 1 to put up the posters, 1 to roll on more paste on top
  • Social media Rebel to take photos and put on #paintthestreets chats


Action Tactics for flyposting:

  • Pick a few best locations to paint.
  • Pick some backup locations if you have to change plans.
  • Travel as light as possible.
  • Pick a meeting point, time and communicate these via Signal or other encrypted chats the night before, along with the arrestable end-point if this applies.
  • Use emergent strategy to move: avoid planning a travel route which could be snitched on (information leaked) or messed up by delays - instead, make the route up as you go along. Change location every 20-30min depending on how discreet your action is.
  • Always have a plan B.

What's a suitable target?

Please avoid posting up on private businesses or properties as this can easily end up being dubbed as vandalism. Spaces to consider:

  • Billboards or temporary walls
  • Public transport - trains, back of buses, bus stops and stations
  • Busy central areas in cities: town squares, statues, pedestrian areas
  • Universities, colleges, schools
  • Places with high pollution levels
  • Locations with iconic backdrops for dramatic/symbolic effect, e.g. Eiffel Tower in background Government buildings
  • HQ’s of companies agreed as targets by XR strategy
  • Companies linked to fossil fuel industry and fracking e.g. HSBC, Barclays
  • On the floor in a place where lots of people get an aerial viewpoint e.g. a square surrounded by skyscrapers
  • Places people queue or areas of high footfall
  • Replacing ferry flags