Ken Kendrick (1949-1992) was a multi-versed artist, expressing himself most powerfully in graphic arts and design. Among the many talented artists lost to AIDS, Ken accomplished in a short life what many hope to accomplish over the span of a long lifetime. His graphics were acclaimed during his lifetime, used in public health campaigns, theater productions, commercial projects and professional journalism. Most famously, he designed the first "Just Say No" campaign for Nancy Reagan, and this green and white logo became a signifier of the times. Among his other iconic and enduring images, he also designed the beautiful and moving "Heart Strings" image and poster, used for one of the earliest and most important public education campaigns about AIDS. This Heart Strings image and message is still as affirmative and relevant today as it was when Ken created it.