Illustrator Gaby D'Alessandro has loved radio since childhood. At age six, she started her own radio show using a Fisher-Price tape recorder and cassettes that she gave to her friends and family.
And when she moved from the Dominican Republic to New York City, where she was one of eight million residents, D'Alessandro rediscovered her love for radio. NPR and Member Station WNYC offered "great company" and a connection to her new home.
"Like a good friend, NPR has become a reliable and enriching presence in my life," she said. Now she's designing artwork for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar. Check out D'Alessandro's blog and follow her on Twitter, @gabydalessandro, to see more of her work.
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.