Penguin 85th by Vashti Harrison
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Penguin 85th x National Literacy Trust
In collaboration with the National Literacy Trust, Penguin asked five much-loved artists and illustrators to dream up original prints themed around the transformative power of books and reading, to commemorate Penguin’s 85th birthday.
The future of reading and writing in the UK depends on the National Literacy Trust, who are facing an urgent funding crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Support them by bringing these special edition prints into your home.
The prints will be available for purchase for 85 days from Penguin’s anniversary of 30th July, until 23rd October. At least £50 of each framed print and £20 of each unframed print will directly support the National Literacy Trust.
About Vashti Harrison, the artist
Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator. She is the artist behind a number of Penguin Random House’s inspirational Little Leaders titles, as well as Lupita Nyong’o’s New York Times bestseller, Sulwe.
About National Literacy Trust, the charity we’re supporting
The National Literacy Trust is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. They support schools and early years settings in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives to deliver outstanding literacy provision, and campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians, businesses and parents. Literacy is a vital element of action against poverty and their work changes children’s lives.