Borders Are Imaginary


This week, we launched our latest annual community project - following the great receptions we received for the prayer flags that we sent to an elder center in Nepal last year, and the holiday cards we sent to hospice patients. This year, we have produced stickers on the theme Borders are Imaginary.

We are all citizens of a global community. We believe that everyone has equal worth, and deserves the same rights. Yet borders - political, economic and cultural - keep people apart, deny basic human rights and put millions at risk of physical harm and poverty. For refugees and immigrants in particular, navigating a fresh start is especially difficult today. We invite you to join us in calling for an end to the borders that divide people and limit potential; by welcoming others into new spaces and helping strangers find belonging.


We have created stickers featuring a bird flying through a portal as a symbol of freedom of movement. Silkscreen printed with fluorescent ink on clear sticker, they are designed to create a visual hole on any surface they are adhered to. The bird is a symbol of freedom - able to fly freely unencumbered by mankind's barriers - simultaneously passing through the portal while straddling both sides with one wing in and one wing out.

We have sent hundreds of these to our friends and clients around the world and launched a microsite to document their placements. Request your own from the site and we'll mail one out free of charge. Then show your support by posting it, and document it on social media with the tag #BordersAreImaginary, or email to us at creative@ultravirgo.com. We are collecting the submissions for possible inclusion in the upcoming issue of our magazine -- For: Belonging

Stickers alone won't save the world, but moving towards a more inclusive society begins with envisioning the possibilities.

Go to bordersareimaginary.com