Recovering the Classics in the Classroom

Recovering the Classics in the Classroom

March 25, 2016

As a passionate elementary art educator, the concept behind Recovering the Classics instantly captured my attention. The potential for building an empowering learning experience for my students emerged and I envisioned these young artists creating and sharing their mind’s unique interpretation of a book with others.

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CAN+NFL= Local Artists For the Win!

CAN+NFL= Local Artists For the Win!

February 10, 2016

Last week, the eyes of the world descended on the bay area as we played host to Super Bowl 50. You may have heard something about it. In the heart of downtown, right next to the NFL's Super Bowl City, some fans may have noticed a team of artists hard at work, painting a 120 ft. long mural at 1st and Market St. 

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This Election Season, Artists Demand Zero

This Election Season, Artists Demand Zero

February 04, 2016

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What Have Our Recovering The Classics Storytellers Been Up To?

What Have Our Recovering The Classics Storytellers Been Up To?

January 19, 2016

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! 

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2015 Year In Review

2015 Year In Review

December 31, 2015

What a year! Before we dive into all the exciting things that we have lined up for the new year, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of our proudest moments in 2015 and celebrate the artists and activists in our community who made it happen.

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New National Parks (Almost)!

New National Parks (Almost)!

December 09, 2015

It may seem like National Parks, Monuments and Historic sites never change, when in fact there are news treasures being conserved everyday! We've been asked by our partners at National Parks Conservation Agency to create designs for several newly preserved spaces. If you're looking for a landmark to illustrate that doesn't have any other designs yet, here's your chance.

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Introducing: Working Families P(ART)Y

Introducing: Working Families P(ART)Y

December 08, 2015

Working Families Party (WFP) and Creative Action Network (CAN) have teamed up to create a series of designs celebrating five of WFP’s core issues. As WFP grows state by state, becoming a leading national player in the fights that matter to working families, we’re helping them visualize their core causes to mobilize their community.

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Intentional Holiday Shopping (& a Giveaway!)

Intentional Holiday Shopping (& a Giveaway!)

November 12, 2015

Support independent artists, worthy causes, and get your holiday shopping done, all at the same time, by signing up for a chance to win a CAN giftcard here by 11/20 at midnight.

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Our New Domain!

Our New Domain!

September 29, 2015

Those eagle-eyed visitors might have noticed a change around here recently, specifically that our really really long web url got significantly shorter! Shop.thecreativeactionnetwork.com is now Creativeaction.network! It's shorter, snappier, and just a little bit more fun.

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Not Sure Which Classic Book to Illustrate?

September 16, 2015

Recovering the Classics has been around since 2013 but a lot has happened since then! We started with 50 titles and now have over 100 titles that you can submit a design for! As a part of our partnership with the New York Public Library, Digital Public Library of America, and National Book Foundation, we need help getting new covers for a lot of our newly added titles. Many of the titles below have no designs submitted yet so you could be the first!

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Wolf Party SF

September 16, 2015

We had a great time launching Join the Pack with Earthjustice with an evening full of wolves, art and howling! Around 200 people came out to see the new collection of wolf designs on easels, the walls around the cavernous venue and on screens that displayed both work and a live social media feed of #jointhepack.

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Introducing the See America 2016 Wall Calendar

July 21, 2015

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service in 2016, we're proud to launch our brand new See America Wall Calendar, published by Workman Publishing! Featuring a dozen different designs from our See America campaign, this new calendar is the perfect way to celebrate the parks all year long!

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