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Artist Project | Jon Klassen | Poster Series

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

We’re pleased to launch the second set of eight new artist posters featuring projects by Andrea Mortson, Céline Huyghebaert, Jon Klassen and Laura Watson. They are each autonomous works, but can also be read collectively through the lens of the pandemic, with subject matter such as fear, safety and mortality.

A painted silhouette of an illustrated duck with a wide eye sits centred on a cream rectangle, over simple black font that reads "A DUCK FOR LUCK".

Jon Klassen

A Duck For Luck


This drawing is part of a series of "gift" images where the subject and caption are meant to act as something being explicitly given to the viewer when they see it. The expressions on the subjects are usually blank, leading the viewer to speculate on the subjects' enthusiasm at being "given".


Jon Klassen is a Canadian illustrator and author of children's books. He is a recipient of the Governor General's Award, The Caldecott Medal, The Kate Greenaway Medal, and a member of the Order of Canada for his work in children's literature. His books are produced in over 35 languages and countries around the world. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, Ca.


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