Sunshine by Steven Qua


Sunshine by Steven Qua 

Steven Qua asks us to enjoy natural rather than electrical light with a brilliant piece of paper engineering which contains a message that is only completed at one moment in the day by the shadows thrown by the sun.

“This poster is powered by the sun,” says Steven. “There is only one moment a day when it can be read. It could be more than one but you have to keep moving the poster. I like to sit and watch the sun move across the wall until it switches the poster on. Last week it was around 11.37. I will be making a right-handed version so I can do the same thing when the sun goes down. Like most things, it needs the sun to work.”


Because lamplight uses bad power and and sunlight uses good power. A sunlit room creates beautiful ambience; why would you go and spoil it by leaving the lights on too? We’re lighting the world up twice and we don’t even know it.


Download a template of Steven’s poster [here], print onto heavyweight paper and cut the tabs out. Open the curtains, let the light in and place the poster so the sun hits it at just the right angle to complete the typographic puzzle.

Join the world’s biggest celebration of our brilliant planet and sign up for Earth Hour on 29 March at 8.30 pm.

You can buy this poster from Easyart as an A2 print (59 x 42 cm) on sustainably-sourced paper using water-based inks for £14.95. Please follow the link to be taken to the Easy Art site. Proceeds go to the Do The Green Thing charity to help sustain the service we provide.


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