Richie Pope's illustration appears alongside August in the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Richie Pope's illustration appears alongside August in the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar. Richie Pope/NPR
"I first heard some of my favorite albums in the First Listen section of the NPR Music site. Every time I listen to a new album, it's always a discovery," says Richie Pope, illustrator and contributor to the October page of the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
It's precisely that music and discovery that inspired his work for the new NPR calendar - an imagined world where music boxes reach higher than people and each contains a special sound to explore. While these larger-than-life music players may be the stuff of dreams, thankfully, discovering music at NPR is not.
Pope lives in Richmond, VA, and listens to NPR Member Station WCVE. Find more of his work at @richiepope.
Every year, we ask artists and illustrators to channel their NPR listening (and love) into art for the NPR Wall Calendar, and we're sharing these designs with you. The 2014 NPR Wall Calendar is available for purchase in the NPR Shop at shop.npr.org.