"I wanted to illustrate a family looking to a hopeful future for a poster for, "A World without Nuclear Weapons. This family, hand-in-hand, is in silhouette against the dawning of a new day. I used a fifties, comic book style type for the text to take the viewer back to the days of the cold war, when the threat of annihilation was very real. Actually, this image could be seen in two ways, as I had intended, a family looking to a hopeful future, or a family in the direct path of a nuclear blast with no future, with no future for any of us!" - Lyla Paakkanen
Lyla Paakkanen lives in Sacramento, where the Pony Express ended its route. She is a freelance artist and illustrator, has a Masterâ€™s Degree in Art from CSUN, Communications Design from UCLA. She taught art at 5 colleges and has won many awards in California and Colorado for her work.
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.