Meet the Overpass Light Brigade


“The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the activist climate of the Wisconsin Uprising. Our messages shine over highways at night. We believe in the power of communities coming together in physical space, as well as the importance of visibility for grassroots and progressive causes. We are a loose and inclusive affiliation of people dedicated to the power of peaceful and playful protest.

“Contact us on our Facebook page if you would like to join one of our Bridge Parties, and feel free to share our images, follow us Twitter, and give a few “democrabeeps” when you drive beneath the bridges… Shine on, OLB!”

[h/t Diane Sweet at C&L]


  1. Ascend of Asheville says:

    I need to know how they make those nifty letter boards.
    Regular neon I think uses more juice than your average D-cell can provide, and LED rope light requires drivers and 12 volt power that as far as I know aren’t compatible with batteries.
    And I sell electrical parts.
    Seriously, I need to know how they make this work, and if they get it for hours or minutes, because that part is important as well.
    Oh wait! There’s a how-to video! Excuse me for a minute, I need to go see this. Ooh, Aahh…

  2. TJ says:


    If you figure this out, and, help me make a nifty Occupy type sign – well, you’ll be my new best friend, and, I’ll line you up with interviewees for your show for the next …well, at least, you’ll be my new best friend 😉

  3. Dixiegirlz says:

    I’m down withdoing this!