On October 17 2009, I collaborated with Nicolas Lampert and other Milwaukee artists to support Wisconsin’s Books to Prisoners campaign in Madison. Wisconsin Books to Prisoners is a project of Rainbow bookstore, that has been sending books to prisoners free of charge since 2006. In November 2008 the Wisconsin the Department of Corrections banned the sending used books to prisoners. Wisconsin is currently the only state preventing prisoners from receiving used books. I support this group because deprivation, and lack of access to information only hurts individuals and society.
I designed the “Why Deny?” Stencil, and Created the “Books liberate” design by modifying an artwork by Scott Pauli
Special thanks to Kevin, Kari, Jacob and Sean for the help making stencils in Milwaukee, Camy Matthay, Sarah Quinn and the other determined folks in Books to Prisoners that help post in Madison.