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Andrews McMeel & Najwa Zebian: Event Illustration

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We collaborated with Andrews McMeel Universal and Najwa Zebian to create an illustration for the live poetry event These Are Our Words, hosted by Read Poetry, Belletrist, Obvious State and Bowery Poetry in New York City on Sunday, April 7, 2019. 

We drew our inspiration for the illustration from a quote by Najwa Zebian: "These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb."

We love the idea embedded in this quote, and the clever use of antithesis. In our illustration, a mountain is inverted and mirrored, transforming itself from a burden into a benefit. And as with many situations in life, it's often all about perspective.