"Invite everyone who cares to work on what's possible." Illustrated by Kali Ciesemier

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

I love being a part of the illustration community, and I think the art field particularly shows the benefits of being connected with other people. We're all working to be better artists and to make a living doing what we love. That in itself is a long, tough road, made tougher by competition and isolation. I find it inspiring that instead of opposing each other, we all help, commiserate with, and motivate one another. Plus, like many freelance illustrators, I work from home, and talking over sketch ideas with my cat can be less than stimulating. Online I can ask for advice, share things that inspire me, and keep tabs on what other illustrators are up to. I think it speaks to the rising power of social networks that I was contacted about 1200 Posters by Robyn Ng, who I 'met' through twitter! It's only fitting then that 1200 Posters is a project that focuses on the power of these connections and what amazing things we can accomplish through community action. I'm very happy to be a part of such a series. When I got the text for my poster, I started to get some ideas for the visuals. To me, the basic message of the quote is that when a small group of people is committed to a goal, nothing can stop them. This put me in mind of intrepid explorers working with one another to build something amazing! I decided to indulge my childhood love of secret places, which led to the idea of a floating hideaway that these explorers (and birds!) had helped build. Also, c'mon, who wouldn't want to climb up an impossibly tall ladder to plant a sky garden?! The background farm fields are a little homage to my family, some of whom still farm in Illinois, and I think the patchwork the collected fields create fits with the theme of diverse forces combining to form something larger. I work digitally using a Wacom tablet and Photoshop from start to finish-- sketching in B&W, then creating a color sketch, then refining the drawing until finish and adding texture. — Kali Ciesemier

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Jia L.
Malaysia Malaysia
Great Poster

I've been eyeing this lovely poster by Kali Ciesemier for ages now, and could finally get it last year. The poster arrived safely and nicely packed (thought there were some ***** to the outer cardboard case thanks to postage handling). It's now framed and hung in my bedroom, and I enjoy looking at it daily.