The newest poster in the “Bears Invade” Series, a “bearody” of the famous 1943 wartime poster “We Can Do It!”, originally designed by J. Howard Miller.

Bears Invade is a print series that begs the all-important question: What would our world look like if bears banded together and waged war against humans?

Series One pays homage to Canada’s rich military history—representing the three primary divisions that make up our armed forces: infantry, navy and air force.

Drawn in the style of classic WW2 propoganda posters, the series explores how bears have taken advantage of our focus on the war overseas as an opportunity to stage an occupation. Comprised of three individual prints, they depict the cultural evolution of our country as bears begin to take over Canada.

Bears Invade No.1 is a classic propaganda piece created from the point of view of humans fearing an imminent bear invasion. The Bear Forces would use enlistment pieces like The Royal Canadian Bear Force (No.2) and Canada’s New Navy (No.3) to encourage the war effort.