By: Looart Press Inc.
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs, CO
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches
This is an original 1960's vintage poster, with art design by Lucia Pearce and quotation by Pierre Teilhard De Chardin. The following quote is from De Chardin's "The Phenomenon of Man", copyright 1955, Paris:
"We must not lose sight of that line crimsoned by the dawn. After thousands of years rising below the horizon a flame burst forth at a strictly localised point. Thought is born."
Pierre De Chardin was a French philosopher and Paleontologist known for his theory that man is evolving, mentally and socially, toward a final spiritual unity. He believed the Universe is constantly moving towards a state of greater complexity and higher levels of consciousness.
Lucia Pearce was a crucial figure in the birth of the 'New Age' movement in California and is now a world-renowned art therapist and writer. She trained as a Montessori teacher and these posters were designed by her to uplift and inspire both adults and children, drawing on the words of writers such as Kahlil Gibran and Rilke as well as Fuller. They are really eye-catching and the colors are so vibrant, with beautifully simple designs and wonderful words.
Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item. In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.
Condition: This poster is in A condition on high-quality poster paper, with no folds, tears, or holes.
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