Today, Sappi Fine Paper North America announced that the Dill Pickle Club has been awarded a generous grant from Sappi’s 13th Ideas that Matter — an annual, innovative grant program that transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good.
The grant will fund Comics For Change, a series of 10 mini-comics honoring the lives of Oregonian working for social change. The series is builds on the success of this past year’s Oregon History Comics.
Funding for the program will enable us to print the comics, pay the artists and writers and make this work available to the general public. The comics will also be used as an educational tool, to teach students about the state and city’s tradition of progressive activism.
Through Ideas that Matter, each designer’s project supports the work of a nonprofit organization of their choosing. Reviewed by a panel of judges working in graphic design from across the United States, this year’s Ideas that Matter projects represent a broad spectrum of causes and were selected based on their creativity, potential impact to the target audience and practicality of the implementation plan. The Dill Pickle Club was one of 13 designers from throughout North America who were selected to receive a grant through this competitive design competition.
More information about Comics For Change will be posted in the coming months. For more information about Sappi’s 2012 Ideas that Matter grant recipients in North America, visit Sappi’s Web site: www.sappi.com/ideasthatmatterNA.