"I believe artists should seek other artists because we are in constant dialogue with each other, whether we are conscious of it or not. By creating artistic communities, environments are made that are conducive to enriching this dialogue for the exchange of ideas. These communities are where some of the greatest ideas are born and exchanged. Post-graduation, the first thing I will seek is community. I want to be a part of a supportive collective in which I feel comfortable to share ideas, debate, and create work generated by these interactions. This project presents design as a platform to celebrate the possibilities of community in art making. By turning to one another, opening new connections, and understanding our shared interests, we will inevitably accomplish something interesting and potentially groundbreaking. That being said, I am excited to see how my work will begin the conversation and respond to the subsequent eleven posters. My process involved collaging and digitally composing an accumulation of small drawings into a larger composition. This was the first project in which I had to utilize the computer to organize the chaos that usually characterizes my process in order to have something legible. My computer was being used as an outlet for me to organize my thoughts and ideas and store them for further revision. The use of the computer tends to create a distance between me and my drawings that is ultimately overcome when the digital data is hand printed and the initial connection with the drawings is restored. I am not afraid of computers, or in any sense technologically inept, however, I have not been able to make a digital illustration that satisfies me more than something made by hand." - Mando Veve
About 1200 Posters
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".
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.