Rare Device and The Working Proof are proud to present Aesopica, a collection of Aesop’s Fables, as illustrated by twelve artists. In the centuries since Aesop’s writings, his fables have reached people all around the world, entertaining and illuminating generations.
Aesopica was inspired by the work of 826 National. 826 National is a network of nine nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students, ages 6-18, with expository and creative writing.
The artists selected the following fables out of the more than 150 credited to Aesop. Participating artists include Andrea D’Aquino, Samantha Hahn, Caitlin Keegan, Sol Linero, OSoo, Danna Ray, Amy Ruppel, Catherine Ryan, Lisa Solomon, Yasmine Surovec, Julianna Swaney, and Gretchen Wagoner. This book is a catalog of the artworks produced for a group art show held in November 2010 at the Rare Device project space, curated by The Working Proof.
The Working Proof is an online print gallery and shop with the mission of promoting art and social responsibility through a series of limited-edition prints. 15% of the sale of each print is donated to the charity of the artist's choice, creating a product with not just aesthetic, but social value. The intent of The Working Proof is to promote emerging artists and a variety of charities, and to expose them to new supporters through the appreciation of art and creativity. We release a new print once a week, on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm, EST.