Work by Illustration Grad Included in NPR Calendar

National Public Radio's 2013 wall calendar features illustration by Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration)

October 18, 2012

"Connecting Cultures Through Public Radio" (below), an illustration created by University of the Arts alumnus Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration), is included in National Public Radio's 2013 wall calendar.

Each year, NPR asks prominent artists who are also avid NPR listeners to answer the question, "What does NPR look like to you?" In recent years, the NPR calendar has become a "who's who" of upcoming illustrators in the industry.

"I am super flattered to be a part of an iconic calendar that many amazing illustrators have drawn for before me," Fishel said.

Keeping in mind that the work had to be about his personal connection to NPR, Fishel drew on his childhood memories of growing up in a trailer park outside of Harrisburg, Pa., where he spent many summers fishing by a creek near the Appalachian Trail and listening to the radio.

"I took this opportunity to really draw out the personal narrative that is infused into all of my work," he said. "Listening to NPR gave me an awareness that there is life outside of my small town. NPR really connected me to the rest of the world through radio."

The NPR calendar adds to Fishel's already impressive portfolio that includes work for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sundance Film Festival, The Los Angeles Times, Lands End, NBC Universal, Arizona Iced Tea, The Boston Globe and many others.

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