dwl Exclusive: 1200 Posters

This morning I’m excited to introduce to you 1200 Posters, a new project from Aaron Perry Zucker and Big New Ideas. On the twelfth of each month through November 2011, a limited-edition, 5 color silk-screened poster will be released. Each month a new artist will be featured, who will conceptualize and create a poster based on a quote from Margaret Wheatley’s Turning to One Another (see below for the full text), and the proceeds will benefit that artist directly. This month’s print features the work of illustrator Catherine Chi, which you can view and purchase right here.

There is no power greater than a 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.
Be intrigued by the differences you hear.
Expect to be surprised.
Treasure curiosity more than certainty.
Invite in everybody who cares to work on what’s possible.
Acknowledge that everyone is an expert about something.
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 your world.
Rely on human goodness. Stay together.


Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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