Evil by Joe Stephenson
Convincing people to turn things off properly was Joe Stephenson’s mission with this poster. The Pentagram designer says,
“The standby light embodies everything that’s wrong with the world: rather than walking two steps to turn the telly off properly, we just leave it on standby, sucking up electricity and driving up our energy bills. So I wanted to demonize those little red lights, by making everyone think of Kim Jong Il whenever they see one.”
A TV set that’s switched on for 3 hours a day and in standby mode for the remaining 21 hours uses about 40% of its energy on standby.
See for yourself just how much energy you’re using/wasting with an electricity monitor – perfect for inspiring you to turn those tellies off standby.