On the plus side, it meant that one of my favorite sealed overpasses was accessible again, allowing me to put up this:
While my modus operandi has always been mass production and serial posting of signs - trying to put as many words in front of as many eyeballs as possible - most people seem to prefer the old school method of simply holding signs on overpasses. Nothing wrong with that, (until the police come and say otherwise,) but if you google "Overpass Protest Signs" you'll see most overpass protests consist of groups of people milling about with a couple of large signs flanked by several smaller signs, giving the overall impression of a spirited, but ultimately disorganized political message. Far better, I say, both politically and aesthetically, to decide on a single message and then hold it across the overpass in letters five feet tall.
With that in mind, I bought a roll of butcher paper five feet tall and 1100 feet long, reinforced my garage door and made an easel out of campaign signs:
Once you've got the paper banner, duct-tape some bicycle boxes together for backing and you'll have something you and your friends will be proud to stand by. Want to do both sides? No problem, I'll send you two. My "easel" measures 5' by 14', so your sign, or panel, should fit proportionally into a one-by-three-ish rectangle, like so:
Here are some of the other signs I posted over the July 4th holiday: