Billboards Project

Related posts.

See lots of designs here.

See explanation of the 3% calculation here.

World Beyond War billboards are funded entirely by contributions made here by supporters of ending war.

Billboards and other big ads are going up:

  • In Pittburgh, PA, soon, thanks to WILPF Pittsburgh.
  • In Albany and Schenectady, NY, in September, 2018, thanks to Women Against War.
  • In New York City thanks to the Puffin Foundation, huge billboards at 11th Ave and 49th St August 21 to Oct. 28, 2018, and 11th Ave and 45th St August 21 to Nov. 25, 2018.
  • From week of Aug. 27 to week of Sept. 23, 2018, two ads in each of these Toronto subway stations: Dundas, St George Bloor-Danforth, St. George Yonge Line, and Queen.
  • In July-August 2018 in Toronto, Canada, in dozens of subway trains.
  • In July 2018 on bus shelters near White House in Washington, D.C.
  • In April and May 2018 big billboards in Albany, New York, USA.
  • Through March – July 2018, on stationary and moving billboards all over Syracuse, New York, USA.
  • For the month of January 2018 a billboard in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  • For the month of December 2017 a billboard in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

We can put up more, and you can tell us where you want to see which ones, if you fund them.


New York City:

Albany, NY:

Toronto subways:

Washington, D.C., bus shelters near White House:

Syracuse, NY:

Albany, NY:

Baltimore, MD:

Toronto Subway Stations:


  1. How much would it cost to put one in Times Square?

  2. Peter Ehrhorn says:

    It would be interesting to see how this was arrived at. Military spending is large no doubt but that large? And what exactly does it mean to end world hunger? How would this be determined? We don’t have billboards in Hawaii.

  3. Teresa Reinhardt says:

    If you could provide an electronic file,
    people could print their own for display
    in a lot more places.

  4. catherine anonymous says:

    Seriously, how much

  5. What billboard companies are these?

  6. Good work I love this! Thank you!

  7. Kyle Van der Panck says:

    Good work! The war machine has reaped humanity for too long! It’s not too early to root these families from their comfy coves and expose who they are.

  8. Dora SCHIMANKO says:

    In European cities billboards are often managed by the relevant county council. Especially in cities hosting international organizations (eg. Paris, Brussels, Vienna) your billboards could be quite effective and, perhaps, not so extremely expensive, and will probably not be refused.

  9. great approach. we are losing propaganda war.

    any thoughts for publicity?

    celebrity endorsements?

    really would like to see this catch on.

    heard at caucus99.

  10. You should also provide individual lawn signs for people to put in front of their houses. These would be cheap, and effective. I’d like something like that.

  11. Simone Meeker says:

    I would like a lawn sign stating that 3% of U.S. military spending could end starvation
    on earth. (with your logo)

    I will have t shirts printed with that and your logo for myself, my husband and our son, unless you have them printed already.

  12. Upper Hudson Peace Action, which in the Capital District of Albany, NY, is interested in putting up a billboard in conjunction with your project. We are aware of Women Against War doing so in Albany and Schenectady, and would like to join in the efforts. Please contact me regarding how to go about this, costs, etc. Thanks you.

  13. If these images are in the public domain, I could post them on my website(s).


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