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'Freedom to Express Yourself' - an inspirational notebook

"The pen is mightier than the sword"
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

We have partnered with over 30 renowned artists, including Sir Quentin Blake, David Shrigley, Jean Jullien and Chris Riddell, to create Freedom to Express Yourself, a beautifully illustrated notebook that celebrates our right to freedom of expression.

Alongside the inspiring illustrations and quotes, the notebook features an afterword by Amnesty supporter and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, plus plenty of empty space for you to express yourself with your own drawings, musings, to-do lists and doodles. It’s a great gift for anyone and everyone.

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Children’s Laureates Sir Quentin Blake and Chris Riddell, Turner Prize-winner David Shrigley, Lord of the Rings artist Alan Lee, social activist and street artist Stik and best-selling journal author Meera Lee Patel.

They have based their art on pivotal quotes from some of the most important thinkers, writers and activists, including Malala Yousafzai, Mahatma Gandhi, Bob Marley and Harper Lee.

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Pictures by:

Quentin Blake, David Broadbent, Mia Charro, Christopher Corr, Eleanor Crow, Andrea D’Aquino, Owen Davey, Shane W Evans, William Grill, Natalie Hughes, Tony Husband, Frances Ives, Jean Jullien, Raouf Karray, Alan Lee, Poonam Mistry, Keith Negley, Meera Lee Patel, Ashley Le Quere, Chris Riddell, Imogen Rockley, Hannah Rollings, Christopher David Ryan, Rob Ryan, Eleanor Shakespeare, David Shrigley, Sydney Smith, Lizzy Stewart, Stik, Ellen Surrey, Wen Dee Tan, Decue Wu.

Words by:

Charlotte Brontë, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Lewis Carroll, Fukuda Chiyo-ni, Merle Collins, Ali Ferzat, Mahatma Gandhi, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Langston Hughes, Robert G Ingersoll, Lyndon B Johnson, Franz Kafka, Martin Luther King Jr, DH Lawrence, Harper Lee, Rosa Luxemburg, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, Martin Niemöller, George Orwell, JK Rowling, Rūmī, William Shakespeare, Desmond Tutu, Mark Twain, Earl Warren, Vivienne Westwood, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, Malala Yousafzai