A few weeks ago, we brought on an incredibly talented group of storytellers to to unearth some of the most interesting stories and breathe some new life into our incredibly diverse collection of Recovering The Classics designs. Now, they've got some exciting new work to share with all of us!
Nick is a Northwestern University journalism student passionate about telling stories across media, and Nick made an animated typography video highlighting the relationship between the text of these classics and their covers.
Shannon is a visual artist, designer, animator, illustrator & neuroscience-tourist dedicated to life long learning. Shannon took a handful of his favorite artist’s book covers and creating animated versions with soundscapes inspired by the story behind the book.
Upasna is the co-founder of a content marketing and brand storytelling startup, Brandanew, helping companies create compelling content for social engagement. Upasna is sharing behind-the-scenes stories of new designs created by global artists for various literary classics.
“It’s not a story about grand gestures, but little things in life that can be quite crushing." - In conversation with Andrew Fairweather, creator of the new Middlemarch cover for Recovering The Classics.
Our Green New Deal campaign premiered on March 14, 2019 in Washington D.C., at Bold V. Old, a daylong convening where speakers including Stacey Abrams, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris discussed bold ideas for our biggest problems, including the Green New Deal. On March 16 In Oakland, CA, Creative Action Network joined artists and activists at the Green New Deal Create-A-Thon, where youth artists from the Sunrise Movement and others worked on new designs for the collection. Youth activist Rio says that after seeing videos of Greta Thunberg leading student climate strikes in Europe, “me and my sister were empowered to make some sort of difference.” Rio and his sister Maddy recently rose to internet stardom when their student group confronted Senator Feinstein about the Green New Deal a few weeks ago. Maddy says she is now “trying to make my voice be more heard, go to marches, and more creative stuff, definitely!”