"Expect to be surprised." Illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl

Each Creative Action Network poster is hand-printed and handled to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The sturdy matte paper and premium inks create a vibrant, museum-quality image that looks great both framed and unframed. Posters are printed in Los Angeles, CA on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper heavyweight stock, with a wide color gamut and Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. The framed poster arrives wrapped in a protective yet lightweight black frame and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector that won't break during shipping. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes. 

Proceeds Support:
Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions. 1200 Posters was one of Creative Action Network's first campaigns, originally inviting 12 up-and-coming artists to illustrate 1 of 12 quotes about community, conversation and collaboration from Margaret Wheatley's text "Turning to One Another".

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Artist Statement

When asked to create an image to contribute to 1200 Posters, how could I have said no? The first five designs have been wonderfully exciting, edgy, smart, and sweet. Each month I have found myself renewed by the fresh ideas brought to life by these hip young illustrators. I was definitely inspired to take on the challenge. Working on the April poster has been a terrific excuse to dust off my sense of whimsy and to be silly and to try something new. From now on, I will “expect to be surprised” by the boundless possibilities of imagery and design that come from a collaborative effort like this. I have felt most engaged in communities where I am asked to put my best foot forward and am met with support and respect. I think that this project has engaged me in a similar way. While sketching ideas for the poster, I felt like I had opened up a Pandora’s box of potential pictures. No concept was too absurd to at least put down on paper. Sunbathing beetles and levitating baked goods ended up on the chopping block, but the opportunity to let them simmer in my studio for a little while was such a welcome benefit of this process. Once I arrived at the final, mysterious image with the help of art directors, Greg and Robyn, I painted with gouache and used markers for the line work and finished the piece digitally. In the spirit of Wheatley's statement, I welcome the surprises that are to come from this community effort with open arms and Canada geese! — Caitlin Heimerl