Women's national park plus size tee for See America by Torrid and Creative Action Network

CAN x Torrid: Our new See America apparel collaboration!

August 05, 2019

Happy summer and happy news! We've partnered with Torrid to launch a new line of See America women's tees, just in time for your end-of-summer adventures! The new shirts look great, with sales proudly supporting NPCA. Designed by independent artists from the CAN community, the national parks headlining our new collection are Joshua Tree by Tawni Coakley,  Grand Canyon by Matt Brass and Yellowstone by Chris England. Get yours today!

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Meet the Maker: Maggie Stern Stitches feminist icon socks!

Meet the Maker: Maggie Stern Stitches feminist icon socks!

June 13, 2019

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step -- in the right socks! Meet Maggie Stern, sole proprietor of Maggie Stern Stitches, based in Massachusetts, USA. She designs socks ornamented with her own drawings of notable women and we've got them in the shop at CAN! From Rosie the Riveter and Virginia Woolf to the notorious RBG, the socks look great, make us feel empowered and the quality is amazing. And we're not just saying that! One of our customers called them "the first pair of socks she's worn in years, and one of the most comfortable pairs of socks she's ever owned." That's a good thing, because we've still got a lot of marching to do! We hope you all enjoy our post about Maggie. ~Team CAN

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Father's Day Feature: the Art of Being a (CAN) Dad

Father's Day Feature: the Art of Being a (CAN) Dad

May 31, 2019

With Father's Day around the corner, it's time to celebrate our CAN artists who are also dads! All these talented, dynamic folks contributed designs to our new Father's Day Collection which includes new jigsaw puzzles (and of course, new neckties) that we've already fallen in love with. Without further ado, here are some of our artist dads, their families and their stories about juggling a creative career and family life! Thanks for reading and be sure to check out our 2019 Father's Day Gift Guide! ~Team CAN (feature photo: Roberlan Borges and family)

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Love Your Mother! CAN Moms Get Real About Making Art, Parenting & Living the Dream

Love Your Mother! CAN Moms Get Real About Making Art, Parenting & Living the Dream

April 29, 2019

This year we’re taking extra time to appreciate all of the parent artists who contribute to CAN! We know from experience that raising children takes a lot of work, just like most things in this world that are truly worth the effort, and those of us who make art and save the world for a living are no exception. Starting with some of our CAN moms for Mother’s Day on May 12th, here's a little wisdom from 'those who know best' on how they juggle creativity and parenting. Some of these moms designed the gifts in our new Mother's Day 2019 Gift Guide, so check that out! And be sure to look for our Father’s Day feature next month featuring some of our CAN dads. Thanks for reading! ~Team CAN

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Green New Deal Posters

Introducing Posters For A Green New Deal!

March 18, 2019

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!”

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“People Will Say It's Propaganda. Well, I Say What Of It?”

“People Will Say It's Propaganda. Well, I Say What Of It?”

March 13, 2019

Artists of color and the WPA: the untold story of Federal Project Number One and lessons for today's Green New Deal.

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Our Artist Community Sounds Off on Immigration

Our Artist Community Sounds Off on Immigration

January 09, 2019

Immigration. Never before in modern history has that word has been as charged or controversial as it is in our current political environment, in the United States and across the globe. With all the noise, news and nonsense these days it's easy to lose sight of the millions of meaningful, hopeful success stories that immigrants all over the world have shared. 

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2018: Our Year in Review

2018: Our Year in Review

December 19, 2018

It's been a big year for us! We we've been busy as honeybees at CAN in 2018 and wanted to share some of the highlights with you. Thank you to all our artists for making everything possible, and to all of our non-profit partners for working so hard every day for the causes we care about!

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Our See America National Park Sweatshirts - Now at Gap!

Our See America National Park Sweatshirts - Now at Gap!

December 11, 2018

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Gap! Our See America Yellowstone National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park designs are now available on men's apparel at Gap stores across the country and online

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IN THE WILD: Our New Book, What REALLY Makes America Great

IN THE WILD: Our New Book, What REALLY Makes America Great

December 10, 2018

What REALLY Makes America Great? Our new book blowing up everywhere, that's what! Thanks, everyone -- the launch was a blast and the past few weeks have been a really fun ride. Here are a couple highlights and photos, and we'll keep adding as they roll in!

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts That Give Back

November 16, 2018

We're doubling down! From now through December 15th, to show our appreciation for our community of amazing, hardworking artists and activists, we're giving back twice our usual contribution to our cause partners. Check out some of Team CAN's favorite gift ideas, and give gifts that give back! 

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Fall Design Challenge: Vote! Buttons

Fall Design Challenge: Vote! Buttons

September 25, 2018

Between now and Election day on November 6th, 2018, we’re seeking non-partisan button designs that encourage people to exercise their right to vote.

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