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"I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world."

—Sadako Sasaki

of "Peace Unfolds," part of the ongoing Dead Feminists broadside series. This piece is a collaboration between Chandler O'Leary of Anagram Press and Jessica Spring of Springtide Press, featuring kanji (Japanese calligraphy) by Hiroshi Oki, in memory of those lost and suffering in Japan in the wake of the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster—and with a wish for hope, peace and life.

The large letterpress poster is now sold out (because it was created in a limited edition, we won't be reprinting the original poster), but this postcard faithfully reproduces the hand-lettered typography and hand-drawn illustrations of the original. In homage to the aesthetic of Japanese printmaking, "Peace Unfolds" is a bit of a departure from the previous illustrations in our series. The quote stands quietly apart, running parallel to a flock of origami cranes rising upward from a persimmon sun. As they follow Sadako's words and wishes, they transform into red-crowned tancho cranes, taking flight off the page.

Colophon reads:

According to Japanese legend, one who folds 1000 origami cranes will be granted a wish. After being diagnosed with leukemia—a result of her proximity to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima—Sadako Sasaki (1943 – 1955) began folding paper, hoping to live. With her best friend Chizuko, she finished 644 cranes before her death at age 12. Sadako was buried with a wreath of 1000 cranes completed by her schoolmates, and is honored with the Children’s Peace Monument in the center of Hiroshima.

Postcard size: 5 x 8 inches
PLEASE NOTE: this oversized postcard requires extra postage. It mails at the regular letter rate (currently 46 cents) within the U.S.

PAPER FINISH: this postcard is made from paper with a smooth, eggshell finish. If you write on it, we recommend using either a ballpoint pen or some form of permanent, smear-proof ink.


This original artwork is copyright Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring 2011. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this piece. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

WA state residents are subject to sales tax.

This postcard will ship flat in a protective mailer.

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PEACE UNFOLDS oversized postcard featuring origami cranes and quote by Sadako Sasaki


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