by Renée Graef | July 1, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Renée Graef has illustrated over 80 children's books, including the "Kirsten" books (American Girl), books in the "My First Little House" program (Laura Ingalls Wilder) and "B is for Badger; A Wisconsin Alphabet." She splits her time between Milwaukee and Los Angeles. Continued below.
Release Date: July 1, 2020
Size: 11x17. Printed on heavy, white paper with a matte surface.
About the Artist
Renée Graef has illustrated over 80 children's books, including the "Kirsten" books (American Girl), books in the "My First Little House" program (Laura Ingalls Wilder) and "B is for Badger; A Wisconsin Alphabet." She splits her time between Milwaukee and Los Angeles.
Renée is thrilled to work on her second children's book for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press with author, Barbara Joosse. Her first WHSP book was "Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes" by Pam Cameron. She is also working on the children's book series, "Lulu and Rocky Adventures" (with Barbara Joosse), which debuted with "Lulu and Rocky in Milwaukee".
For the Covid-19 Poster Project, Renée was inspired by an experiment that tested the effect of "Wash your Hands" signs in public restrooms. The results showed that people do indeed wash their hands longer with the displayed signs. She is making the four posters (from the one shown poster) available for free downloads in an effort to decrease the spread of the Coronavirus. The 8.5" x 11" printables can be displayed in restrooms in schools, daycares, work and home.
About the Project
Public information posters have long been a part of history. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Covid-19 Poster Project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through new, relevant public information posters. These posters, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project