We Were Strangers Too

The Escape by Jeanne Rataj

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Artist Statement

"I made this poster in ink drawing and then I colorized it numerically. There is a lifeline in the middle of a sea of barbed wire. In recent times, many immigrants wanted to migrate to Europe, the borders were immediately closed, barbed. The only choice available to those who fled their country was therefore makeshift boats which often end up in the middle of the Mediterranean. Some were fortunate to be saved but many did not arrive alive." - Jeanne Rataj

I am a graphic design student in Paris and I also work as a freelance graphic designer. I have always been involved in social causes through my work.

About We Were Strangers Too

We Were Strangers Too is a collection of designs showing how diverse and universal the refugee experience truly is. Proceeds support the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.