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". Each artist created a poster design that was sold in editions of 100, released every month through 2012. We’ve since opened up the campaign for contributions from anyone!

Your Poster Should:

  • Combine type and image to illustrate one of the twelve quotes by Margaret Wheatley
  • Be a vertically oriented, 16" by 20" RGB image at a resolution of 300dpi (4800 by 6000 pixels) that is a JPG or PNG
  • Be a full bleed image (no margins or borders)
  • Keep a safe area of at least 1" on all sides (don’t place text too close to the edge)

Your Poster Shouldn’t:

  • Include urls or logos (small artist signatures are fine)
  • Use copyrighted images or images that don't belong to you. All images you use should be your own, or available under a creative commons or other similar license.

Quotes:

  • There is no power greater than community discovering what it cares about.
  • Ask what's possible, not what's wrong. Keep asking.
  • Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams.
  • Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.
  • Talk to people you know. Talk to people you don't know. Talk to people you never talk to.
  • Expect to be surprised.
  • Treasure curiosity more than certainty.
  • Invite everyone who cares to work on what's possible.
  • Know that creative solutions come from new connections.
  • Remember, you don't fear people whose story you know.
  • Real listening always brings people closer together.
  • Trust that meaningful conversations can change the world.
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