By: Looart Press, Inc.
Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs
Dimensions: 30 x 21 inches
This is a vintage inspirational poster celebrating love, with artwork by Lucia Pearce. The poster presents a skyline of an old city with widows comprised of birds, flowers, and a variety of shapes under a full-moon night sky.
The following quote works its way from top to bottom as it reads "O my love tonight the sky is a darkened circus tent above our dreams and the moon slowly walks a tightrope into morning."
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, due to the pristine quality of the image and paper.
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