MAKE SMTHNG has been created for all of you who see yourselves as makers of a better world. If your mission is to be more resourceful to protect our beautiful Earth, this branding is for you. It breathes the DIY spirit, fun and creativity that we need to reinvent the way we produce and consume. MAKE SMTHNG is your showcase for creative, innovative and unique alternatives. Instead of shopping, let’s MAKE SMTHNG!

The MAKE SMTHNG design and branding is:

  • Made for the movement: We want you to use and adapt it to showcase your ideas, events, creations and faces to the world, no matter what your topic or campaign needs. Connect with others under this joint umbrella that represents and empowers a makers movement!
  • Allows joint branding for collaboration:The branding offers a joint branding solution so you can partner up with many people and organizations without creating a mess of logos
  • Flexible, to enable your creativity: Many templates are downloadable and adaptable to a wide range of topics, campaigns and event types, and can be used by organizations, networks, communities and individuals alike.

If you want to know more about the origin and visual references of the branding, please have a look at our presentation.

Branding Guidelines


MAKE SMTHNG represents creativity, resourcefulness, inventiveness, community and sharing. We want to reduce shopping for new stuff by sharing, caring, transforming and repairing what we own - while keeping it fun, beautiful and forward thinking. As this branding is free for everyone, we trust you to use it in this spirit.

  • Don’t sell: We kindly ask you not to use it for selling any products, as this would contradict our message. If you are a small business or entrepreneur, we trust you that you will use our MAKE SMTHNG branding to showcase your philosophy or skills rather than your products.
  • Keep it positive: Don’t use it to insult, harm, mock or denounce anyone
  • Be truthful and responsible: We are all makers in the spirit of reducing our impact on the world. So if what you make is harming people or the Earth - this brand is not for you.


  • MAKE SMTHNG is the brand and should always be written in capitals, using this spelling, mirroring the logo.
  • Hashtags should be written in lower case letters only - use #makesmthng as the main hashtag, #makersgonnamake to connect to the makers movement and #buynothing to connect to anti-consumerist movement. Additional hashtags can be used on Instagram.

Saying this, our responsibility for your designs ends here. Now it’s up to you to make it your own! We are looking forward to it! Share it with us at makesomething@greenpeace.org or tag it on Instagram with #makesmthng


MAKE SMTHNG is all about amplifying the voices from our makers community.

Below the Logo »Make Something Week« we put all the allies involved in the respective activities. They are connected by the Make Something × which is the multiplication sign (not the X-Letter).

To find the × please go to Font › Glyphs › mathematical symbols or just copy and paste: × Example: Greenpeace × Fashion Revolution × Instructables × Shareable × Fashion Changers × Dr. Orange × Marie Nasemann × Emma Watson


The shapes stem from a Picasso/Matisse inspired face that is also a visual trend in fashion and design right now.

Save The Arctic icon set pins

Watch the video instructions.

  • Make your own key visual by re-arranging the shapes!
  • It is possible to leave parts out, duplicate them, shrink or expand them to make the image you prefer! Don’t change the colours!
  • The same recurrent coloured shapes will make the key visual recognizable, even if the variations show totally different things.


Throughout history artists have signed their work using signatures and seals. This signature is done manually by using an old linoleum stamp technique, it shows a stylized MS with the two letters on top of each other. The other sign is a chinese character that means “handmade”.

The signature stands for craftsmanship, mastery, value and trust and connects different times and cultures. It also offers a subtle handmade note to a design that is otherwise very bold and modern.

It can be used by itself as a signature e.g. on postcards with the key visual only.



For the MAKE SMTHNG logo we chose a modern and clear, rather informative looking sans serif typeface, to draw attention to the logo and the key visual. "For simplicity, only one typeface is used for both logo and text, the HK Grotesk, in 4 styles: medium, medium italic, bold and bold italic.

The creators of the HK Grotesk font generously permit it to be used for free. If you plan anything out of the ordinary, such as modifying or redistributing the font, please make sure to consult and comply with the License.

Full Language Support: Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Latin, Central European, Euro, Pinyin, Romanian, Turkish, Western European

Partial Language Support: Afrikaans 97%, Catalan 91%, Dutch 96%

When creating documents on your own, please consider the following guidelines:

MAIN FONT STYLE: use HK Grotesk medium wherever possible first: — COPY (running text), HEADLINES etc. with spacing 50 pt (leave kerning: automatic)

hk Grotesk medium italic, hk Grotesk bold, hk Grotesk bold italic


if you want to highlight certain information or make a distinction, feel free to use the following typeface styles as provided in the ››› font folder

Such as:

HK Grotesk medium italic – to HIGHLIGHT within the medium copy text

HK Grotesk bold
HK Grotesk bold italic


a) underline
when underlining please favor hk Grotesk medium if possible

to create a strong distinction, you may use this combination *:
hk Grotesk bold italic + 200 pt spacing (kerling: automatic)

  • HK Grotesk Medium

    FOR body text and SOme TITLES
  • HK Grotesk Bold

    FOR Titles
  • HK Grotesk Medium Italic

    FOR hashtags and Locations
  • HK Grotesk Bold Italic


Colour Scheme

All our templates can be used with your preferred colour combinations - you can choose any combination of the colours below.



  • Black

    HEX 000000
    RGB 0 / 0 / 0
    CMYK 0 / 0 / 0 / 100

  • White

    RGB 255 / 255 / 255
    CMYK 0 / 0 / 0 / 0


  • RED

    HEX FF0500
    RGB 255 / 5 / 0
    CMYK 0 / 88 / 92 / 0


    HEX E4DC00
    RGB 228 / 220 / 0
    CMYK 16 / 2 / 95 / 1

  • BLUE

    HEX 2632ED
    RGB 38 / 50 / 237
    CMYK 100 / 74 / 0 / 0


    HEX 5FC17B
    RGB 95 / 193 / 123
    CMYK 62 / 0 / 63 / 0


    HEX 0873510
    RGB 173 / 102 / 54
    CMYK 25 / 62 / 82 / 16

  • Nude

    HEX F3D4CA
    RGB 243 / 212 / 202
    CMYK 4 / 21 / 18 / 1

  • Bright Pink

    RGB 255 / 179 / 235
    CMYK 5 / 38 / 0 / 0


    HEX FF6F4D
    RGB 255 / 111 / 77
    CMYK 0 / 68 / 66 / 0

  • Dark Pink

    HEX EF7B91
    RGB 239 / 123 / 145
    CMYK 0 / 63 / 20 / 0

  • Light Orange

    HEX F7B579
    RGB 247 / 181 / 121
    CMYK 1 / 30 / 55 / 0


  • Facebook

    There are many Facebook skins for header and profile images, in a variety of colors and key visual configurations, with copy to be adapted to your purpose.

  • Instagram

    Instagram posts and profile pictures come in a variety of colours and creatives configurations.

  • Postcards

    There are postcards in a variety of colors and key visual configurations in different file formats.

  • Hang Tags

    Print out these tags to add a finishing touch to the DIY products made in workshops at your offline event, so people can give them as presents and take home a token from MAKE SMTHNG week. They come in a variety of colors and key visual configurations in different file formats.

  • Posters

    Produce your own posters in a variety of colours and key visual configurations in different file formats - customize the copy for your event.

  • Picture frames and passepartouts

    Picture frame and passepartouts templates in a variety of colours to be used on or offline - for online, use these to present your favourite makers. Offline, they can be used as printed out frames to use in a photo booth at your offline event or as part of a social media challenge.

  • Patches

    Fun patches to add some mischief to your .