The Word On The Street Canada

The Word On The Street Canada

September 01, 2010 08:17 ET

The Word on the Street Canada Unveils Poster Image Created by Barbara Klunder

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 1, 2010) -

Editor's Note: There is a poster accompanying this press release.

Celebrated artist Barbara Klunder has created the 2010 poster image for Canada's national book and magazine festival, The Word On The Street. The festival poster will be used in five Canada cities: Vancouver, Saskatoon, Halifax, Kitchener and Toronto in celebration of reading and advocacy for literacy. Klunder, a past recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada, is an internationally known illustrator, graphic designer and author. She is also a highly respected carpet, jewelry and sweater artist.

"Klunder is a natural fit for The Word On The Street. Not only is she a gifted artist, her illustrated books are beautiful and joyful", stated Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, Board Chair, The Word On The Street Canada. "The image of the skateboader resonates with the idea of the 'word' on the 'street'."

Organizers predict that Klunder's poster will be popular. "Although we have never designed our posters as collectibles, festival fans have been collecting them for many years", said Alexandra Moorshead, Executive Director, The Word On The Street Canada.

On Sunday, September 26, Canada's largest literary and literacy festival will be held in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto and Halifax. More than 450 authors, illustrators, performers and workshop will participate in 400 programmed events along with 500 exhibits from publishers, booksellers and literacy organizations. Almost 200,000 Canadians are expected to attend the festival.

The Word On The Street Canada is a national charitable organization and works with regional organizations to host annual book and magazine festivals which celebrate reading and advocate literacy.

About Barbara Klunder:

http://www.barbaraklunder.com/html/bio.html

http://www.barbaraklunder.com/html/gallery-01.html

The poster can be found at www.thewordonthestreet.ca

To view the poster, please also visit the following link:

http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/WORDONTHESTREET.jpg

CELEBRATING READING. ADVOCATING LITERACY.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    The Word On The Street Canada
    Alex Moorshead
    Executive Director
    Cell 416-556-0812
    Office 416-503-1330
    or
    The Word On The Street Canada
    Ceta Ramkhalawansingh
    National Chair
    416-540-9849
    www.thewordonthestreet.ca