A Green New Day by Nikkolas Smith

Design By:
Nikkolas Smith Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University, current Theme Park Designer & Concept artist at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Children's Books Author/ Film Illustrator . His first picture book "The Golden Girls of Rio" was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He also creates activist art paintings and Hollywood movie posters (Black Panther, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). Nikkolas also talks for conferences (TEDxWatts) and schools all over the country, and after hours leads in youth mentoring on Saturdays, with the kids of Compton & Watts, CA, giving lessons in digital painting and life skills for success. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Nikkolas Smith
Design By:
Nikkolas Smith Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University, current Theme Park Designer & Concept artist at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Children's Books Author/ Film Illustrator . His first picture book "The Golden Girls of Rio" was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He also creates activist art paintings and Hollywood movie posters (Black Panther, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). Nikkolas also talks for conferences (TEDxWatts) and schools all over the country, and after hours leads in youth mentoring on Saturdays, with the kids of Compton & Watts, CA, giving lessons in digital painting and life skills for success. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
Sunrise Movement
Proceeds support Sunrise Movement, a growing army of young people dedicate to making climate change an urgent priority across America, ending the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and electing leaders who stand up for the health and well-being of all people. While the Green New Deal is still in its infancy, at CAN we’ve taken up the charge of helping the public understand and imagine what could be possible with this exciting new set of policies -- just as the artists of the original New Deal helped to inform and advocate for those innovative programs over 80 years ago. Learn more about the project here.

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Artist Statement

When you look at any given American, you may see many things. You may see African culture, Arab culture, Latinx culture, European culture, etc. But one thing you will certainly see is a citizen whose future on this earth is dependent on our collective ability to make changes centered around Green living. This idea was the basis for this design, as I centered an every-(wo)man figure holding a WPA Poster crop to represent green lifestyles and jobs, with multiple forms of green energy (solar/hydro/wind) swirling around, intertwined with an abstract representation of green infrastructure. I wish that we would all grasp the seriousness of what is at stake for our planet, and the beauty of what this Earth truly is, and I created this piece to reflect those wishes. -Nikkolas - Nikkolas Smith