By: The Looart Press, Inc.
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches
This is a vibrant 1960s inspirational poster from the days of the hippie movement. The image is designed with the following quote at the center of a colorful sunflower. "This day is the first day of the rest of your life."
Lucia Pearce the artist responsible for this work 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 pristine, high-quality paper.
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