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Our National Parks Make America Great Mug by Eric Junker

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"Our National Parks make America great. They are our shared treasure. They are a symbol of a legacy of freedom and a set of collective values that has been gifted to us by previous generations. It is our obligation to preserve this treasure and pass it on, intact to generations that will follow us. Our National Parks connect us with nature. Time in nature reminds us that our physical and spiritual survival is inextricably linked to out relationship with the natural world. To quote John Muir, 'When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.'" - Eric Junker

Eric Junker is an avid outdoorsman, surfer, and road tripper, who channels his restless energy into creating graphics, posters, and murals inspired by adventure, the outdoors, food, and friends. Eric Junker's art, murals and posters can be found throughout the country and as far abroad as France and Costa Rica. A fine artist with an interdisciplinary creative practice, he also contributes art and ideas to TOMS, Patagonia, SeaVees, Ventura Spirits, Homestate, Silver Lake Wine, and Topo Chico U.S.A. He is especially noted for his work in the culinary world for having collaborated creatively with some of the world?s top chefs including Roy Choi, Andrew Carmellini, Michael Cimarusti, Suzanne Goin, and Matt Molina. His work has been recognized by publications including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Elle D?cor, and Angelino Magazine. He is active in non-profits that support the ACLU, pediatric cancer research, youth empowerment, and rural community revitalization. He is an Adjunct Professor at USC Marshall School of Business, and has also taught and lectured at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Mt. San Antonio College, and California College of the Arts.

About What Makes America Great

What Makes America Great is a collection of designs celebrating the things that our artists believe make America truly great. Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions.

About our Mugs

This sturdy white, glossy ceramic mug is a staple of any cupboard. The super versatile build means that you can take it anywhere - heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like, the quality will not fade. Available in either 11 oz and 15oz, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, printed in Los Angeles, CA. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.