Marriage Equality by Mark Addison Smith

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Artist Statement

"Former President Barack Obama proclaimed on May 9, 2012: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." I feel fortunate that this freedom was granted during my lifetime." - Mark Addison Smith

Mark Addison Smith?s design specialization is typographic storytelling: allowing illustrative text to convey a visual narrative through printed matter, artist?s books, and site installations. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of MoMA Franklin Furnace, Tate Library, Getty Research Institute, Kinsey Institute, Watson Library at The Met, Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Whitney, and Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. With his on-going, text-based archive,?You Look Like The Right Type, he has been illustrating fragments of overheard conversations every day since 2008 and exhibiting them as larger-scale conversations in galleries from Brooklyn to Budapest and online at He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and teaches in the Art Department at The City College of New York (CUNY) in New York City.

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.