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Perfect for any classroom, this 12.25" x 17" poster celebrates the life and achievements of Louis Braille on the bicentennial of his birth.
To help mark Louis Braille's Bicentennial, NBP has created this stunning educational wall poster celebrating Louis's life and achievements. Louis Braille should be as well known as Helen Keller or Martin Luther King - help us spread the word by bringing this beautiful poster into every classroom across the country!
This 12.25" x 17" poster prominently features the Louis icon described below, plus the braille alphabet, in the center of the poster. Along the left and right margins, smaller images and text illustrate Louis's life as well as facts about the braille code.
Note: The posters are free while they last; you will be charged for shipping only. Limit one per customer.
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About the Louis Braille Icon
This image of Louis Braille was designed by artist Judith Krimski in celebration of the bicentennial of his birth on January 4, 2009. The challenge was to illustrate Louis's vitality today while honoring his place in history. Krimski chose the silhouette, a common form of French portraiture two hundred years ago (prior to the invention of the camera). Skilled artists made silhouettes by looking at a subject's profile, or side view, and cutting out just the outline of the face, freehand, on black paper. Within minutes, the artist could produce an image with a remarkable resemblance to the contours of the face of his subject. (Even today, iPod commercials portray silhouetted figures dancing to the music they're listening to on their iPods.) But to capture Louis's genius, Krimski ignited a "fire in his head" by painting Louis's naturally curly locks in vibrant colors - orange, purple, lime, teal - giving the image a decidedly current look. The space between his head and formal collar suggests a cravat, a long-strip neckband and forerunner to the necktie.
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