Monday, February 2, 2009

PEN Canada

I had the pleasure of bring asked to contribute a couple of illustrations to the PEN Canada Annual Report a couple of years ago - hands down one of the most fulfilling projects I've ever had the opportunity to work on.
The goal of this annual report was to bring attention to the plight of a handful of writers around the world who had been wrongly and often cruelly punished for what we here in the US consider to be our wholly entitled first amendment rights. Every contributing illustrator was asked to illustrate one of the persecuted writers. That illustration would then also be used as a postcard that could be torn out of the book and mailed to the offending (to put it mildly) governments as a form of protest/petition to free or pardon said writers.
As an added bonus, Gary Beelik of Soapbox Design was an absolute pleasure to work with on this project and the report looks just amazing. Some of my favorite tearsheets to date!
So my reason for bringing up this project now is that it appears to have finally made it online as a downloadable pdf. Though this report was put out almost two years ago, I'm sure it most definately can't hurt to print out the postcards and mail them nonetheless.
You can find the report HERE. Now get to it!

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