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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Working Proof: It's Our Birthday & Brendan Wenzel - Wildlife of Vietnam

Guess what? Today marks The Working Proof's one-year anniversary (time sure flies!)! To date we've raised $5000 for charity and released 51 editions by 51 different artists. To celebrate our birthday, we are offering free shipping in the US and Canada, and a $5 flat shipping rate for all international orders, through the end of the week. Thank you for supporting The Working Proof, our artists, and our charities!

On to this week's print release: I'm super excited to launch Wildlife of Vietnam by Brendan Wenzel. I am a huge fan of his work (check out his website for his amazing wildlife portraits), and really appreciate his commitment to endangered animal species. He is a frequent collaborator with conservation groups throughout South East Asia and is currently involved in Fauna, Flora International's efforts to save the critically endangered Siamese Crocodile from the brink of extinction. He is also attempting to create a visual collection of the planet's species circa 2010.

Brendan's print, Wildlife of Vietnam came from a series of images that he illustrated featuring Vietnam's threatened wildlife. The illustration originally ran on the cover of AsiaLife, in an issue focused on threats facing Vietnam's species - in particular the illegal wildlife trade, which has unfortunately been growing to meet the demand for bush meat and animal products for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

15% of each print sold will be donated to The Jane Goodall Institute, which Brendan admires for their work and for empowering people to make a difference for all living things. Buy the print here, and read our interview with Brendan here.

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