Literature Makes America Great by Ray Wan

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Artist Statement

"A nation's strength is reflected in its literature, and the United States has given birth to some of the greatest writers of our time. My design celebrates the iconic literary figures of the early 20th century - Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, John Steinbeck - while recognizing that as white men, they only reflect a segment of the rich fabric that is America. Their excerpts serve as backdrop to a more inclusive collection of great works by American authors like Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston, Junot Diaz, Khaled Hosseini and Hellen Keller." - Ray Wan

Wolf aficionado and Creative Director at Earthjustice.

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.