Somehow, during the contentious 2016 presidential campaign, the fact that America is already great got lost among all of the negative rhetoric and no-holds-barred quest for votes. Once the dust settled, the Creative Action Network—a global community of artists making "art with purpose"—launched a project to remind America of what it stands for and to challenge the current political climate.
CAN enlisted 100 artists to create posters celebrating the inherent American values that really make America great. The work of thirteen of those artists is collected in the What REALLY Makes America Great 2018 Wall Calendar. It's hoped that their messages will help restore America's pride and change the climate from one of fear to one of hope.
CAN will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from this calendar to DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator supporting economic, environmental, and criminal justice endeavors.
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, 12 x 0.3 x 12 inches
Sep-Dec 2017: Religious Freedom by Mark Forton
January: Civil Disobedience by Michael Czerniawski
February: Unity by Jillian Marsala
March: Scientific Evidence by Michelle Martir
April: Equal Opportunity by Lorraine Nam
May: Immigration by Chris Lozos
June: Marriage Equality by Mark Addison Smith
July: Love and Compassion by Vikram Nongmaithem
August: Grace by Sharon McPeake
September: Education by David Hays
October: Justice by Brixton Doyle
November: Public Lands by Amanda Lenz
December: Community by Micaela Brody
What Makes America Great is a collection of designs celebrating the things that our artists believe make America truly great. Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions.