Christian Robinson: Coloring Without Borders

January 10, 2019

How much do we adore Red Cap artist, Christian Robinson? Oh so very very much. And even though it didn’t even seem possible, we think we might love him even more because of his new collaborative project called, Coloring Without Borders.

This new bilingual coloring and activity book was created by 80+ artists, including Robinson, to help the immigrant families who have been separated at the Mexico-USA border. Not only is the work within the book amazing and inclusive, but it also seeks to fund Families Belong Together, which includes nearly 250 organizations representing Americans from all backgrounds who have joined together to fight family separation and promote dignity, unity, and compassion for all children and families. Via Families Belong Together: [Coloring Without Borders is] a collaborative coloring book created to benefit our work to permanently end family separation and detention, seek accountability for the harm that’s been done, and to immediately reunite all families that have been torn apart.

NPR’s Morning Edition covered Coloring Without Borders and produced an interview with Christian, which you can listen to here and a snippet of it in his animation below:

Video courtesy of Christian Robison

A beautiful quote from the interview by Christian Robinson to NPR: “I know, for me, personally, that it’s important to reflect the times that we live in — to put a mirror to it. It’s almost like I couldn’t create without taking into account all the things that are happening around me.”

Work by Christian Robinson (left) and Natalie Labarre (right)

The proceeds from the coloring book go to the Families Belong Together coalition, and you can purchase it here.

We love you Christian, thank you for your meaningful, thoughtful, and loving work. #keeptheloveflowing