"In these times of rapid-fire communication and sound bites, I find it refreshing that NPR delivers moving personal stories, humorous essays, poetry, and other wonderful long-form pieces that truly shine. These aural treats have compelled me to stop whatever I am doing, sit down, and just listen. They transport me to the time and place that is being described."
Every page of the NPR Wall Calendar features original art by renowned illustrators who happen to be NPR fans themselves. In addition to being asked to depict their relationship with NPR, each artist contributes a few words of background describing their inspiration for the creation. The 2013 NPR Wall Calendar is available for purchase in the NPR Shop at shop.npr.org.