What Makes America Great

Crayons Make America Great by Karl Tani

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Artist Statement

"CRAYONS The childhood box of crayons is the perfect metaphor for the diversity that makes this country unique among nations. It is the hope and dream of many that they, too, can come, bring their own special, individual hue to enhance this colorful palette, to blend, interact, contribute in a collaborative endeavor, coexisting peacefully in this box together. This ongoing process is what Makes America Great." - Karl Tani

Karl Tani is a graphic designer/educator. He considers communication the key to successful design. He creatively combines photos, digital media, color, lettering and illustration to visually enhance and convey the text in unique ways. With a thorough knowledge of typography and calligraphy, he is very selective in his choices of lettering that are relevant to each graphic project. He is a skilled photographer and illustrator as well.

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 Prints

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.