Care Bear Banner



Create a compelling image that will be shared and get us into the press, thus creating additional popular pressure to get Joe Biden to sign the TRIPs waiver.

The Project:

A banner for the Care Bear brigade to hold up at the DC event in May of 2021.


Share it on social media. #FreeTheVaccine #PeoplesVaccine

Make your own!

What worked?

I find it hilarious.

Other Notes:

It will be held up by people in Care Bear costumes in front of the White House.

    An original object can be provided for exhibition
  • Original files can be provided for exhibition
  • The work can be reproduced on site with instructions (provided)


Reflections from Steve Lambert

What was the process/journey of creating this work?

Merith had the Care Bear idea. She asked me to help to make the banner. I asked her for a sketch, which helped speed things along. I had to do this quickly, so the outline gave me a starting point.

What skills or perspectives did the collaborators bring to this?

I’ve had to turn images into vector art to scale up before. This means smooth lines instead of more jaggedy pixelated look. Someone could do a better job at vectorizing this art, but it will look good enough from 10 feet or so and we got it done. After that I tweaked the colors to match Free the Vaccine for COVID-19’s colors. Then added the text.

What were some of the responses to this work?

Everyone who has seen it smiles.

What would be your next steps, building on this idea, if you had a million dollars and all the time and skills in the world?

Make some bears and send them to every member of congress!

If someone else were going to make/use/do something like this, what advice would you give them?

You can print this large scale for cheaper than you’d think. Or re-use elements and make a different kind of sign. Sharing is caring!

About this project

May, 2021


United States, Poughkeepsie

3ft H by 10ft W

Public Domain

Download Original/High-Resolution File: care-bear-banner.pdf