It's been two months since the launch of our new book, Posters For A Green New Deal: 50 Removable Posters To Inspire Change! We've loved sharing our art and message with you and it's inspiring that our posters resonate at a time when big bold changes and global cooperation are needed most. Our book is a collaboration with Workman Publishing and 50 independent artists in support of Sunrise Movement, an organization working to slow climate change, and we'll continue to spread our message of art, activism and excitement for a Green New Deal into the new year and beyond. Without further ado, here's what people are saying about our Green New Deal poster book, which can be purchased on our website and wherever books are sold. Thanks for all the love for our new book everyone!
Posters For A Green New Deal: 50 Removable Posters To Inspire Change has been really well received so far! It's been described as timely, substantial, and gorgeous. It's a perfect gift for progressively minded friends and family, or you can get it for yourself like Trisha Ray (above) who said, "Just picked up this book of amazing Green New Deal Posters! I've been waiting all week to go and buy it. As I've been on the hunt for some artwork to spice up my very white and bland walls, discovering this book of removable posters was perfect. Always here to support activists, artists, and local book stores." It's so heartwarming when we hear comments like these so please keep them coming! We love hearing from you.
In September, Posters For A Green New Deal: 50 Removable Posters To Inspire Change was reviewed by LA Weekly, the best source of arts and entertainment events in Southern California. "At a hefty 11×14 inches, and with 50 removable plates, the book is a really satisfying object as well as a source of mindful decor. The full spectrum of posters ranges from the throwback to the modern day, with street art, crazy font design, landscape painting and bouncy surrealism, illustration, conceptual schematic and architectural scenes, psychedelic solutions, cribbed advertising language, upbeat almost children’s book energy and more adult and even dire sensibilities, fantasy, fable, and pure poetry." We love that description and we're grateful for the wonderful review! Read the rest of the review and then head to CAN for the book.
Imagine our delight to come upon Green New Deal posters in the wild in San Francisco! Someone pulled out We Need A Green New Deal by Aaron Perry-Zucker and We Demand A Green New Deal by Shane Henderson from their book and posted them on the community message board outside Beanbag Cafe on Divisadero Street in San Francisco. Everyone who passes by can see the artwork and this is exactly why we made our Green New Deal poster book in the first place, so the art could be used to inform the general public and communicate the possibilities under a Green New Deal. Dear mystery 'poster poster', please get in touch with us so we can thank you properly!
We checked something off our bucket list when Sierra Magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, reached out through Workman (our publishers) about a feature on our new book! They wrote that Posters For Change: 50 Removable Posters To Inspire Change is a "beautiful and thoughtful reflection on the core values of the environmental movement" and "represents a wide range of artistic styles and pairs each featured image with pithy text." Thank you Sierra Magazine for the wonderful article!
They also had a chance to interview CAN artist Brooke Fischer about her posters, AOC: Green New Deal and a botanically-themed Green New Deal, and about her path to becoming an activist. Brooke said, "All my art has been very nature-driven, because I want to promote a stop-and-smell-the-flowers perspective and force people to study the singular beauty of a plant or butterfly. With our planet in peril, I just couldn’t deal until I started combining natural elements with messages I care about. It’s about engaging people in important causes, but in a lovely, passive, enjoyable way.” Be sure to read the full Sierra Magazine article!
Posters For Change: 50 Removable Posters For A Green New Deal would not be the book it is without the artists whose posters are included in it! To curate the book we reached out to our existing community but also to a lot of new artists all over the world in places like Greece, Austraila and Ukraine. Artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik (above) is a California-based comic book artist with a poster in the book, Green Lantern, Green New Deal and Patrick Herschberger in Michigan, adapted his Earth Day 2019 mural into a poster, The Green New Deal.
Mandy Sloan in Arizona, whose Unite poster is also included, told us, “I feel so honored to have my work in this book amongst so many other amazing artists. I couldn’t believe how beautiful and well thought out each page is, bringing awareness that we can’t stall any longer. The time to take action and care for our environment is now. We owe it to our little ones. And as well, my kids love the art in this book. It’ll be very special when I can talk to them about the posters and topics in this book."
It feels like 100 years ago instead of just eight months, but we had an actual live in-person Green New Deal poster show last March, a week before the pandemic closed everything down! We got together with the Living New Deal, Sunrise Movement Bay Area and Canessa Gallery to put on a great party that showcased a lot of the art in the book. You can read all about that fun time (man do we miss parties) in our blog post, Posters for Social Change: Green New Deal Art Show. Raising awareness for the Green New Deal has been at the top of our agenda at CAN since introducing our very first posters almost two years ago and we're very happy to have so many artists making art for this important cause.
Thank you for reading, for activism-ing and for your support of our new book, and we hope you stay safe and well! ~Team CAN