Objectivist graphic designer Tori Press is selling an awesome poster with “Life Lessons from Ayn Rand.” She asked me to post the announcement, and I’m happy to oblige!

I’m selling a limited edition run of “Life Lessons from Ayn Rand” posters. These posters are professionally designed and printed, with six quotations from Ayn Rand laid out in beautiful typography. The poster is 11″ x 17″ and suitable for framing. Quotations featured include:

“A is A.”
“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”
“Man is an end in himself. As man is a being of self-made wealth, so he is a being of self-made soul.”
“Productive work is the central purpose of a rational man’s life.”
“To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say the ‘I.’”
“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.”

The cost of each poster is $15, plus $5 shipping unless you are in the Atlanta area. 20% of the sales price of each poster will be donated to ATLOS, the Atlanta Objectivist Society, to help fund its events and outreach. Please contact me at tori@redqueenstudio.com if you are interested in purchasing a poster or would like more information.

Also, if you’re involved with an Objectivist student club or local group, you might consider buying one to use at events for your group.

Feb 272009
 

Tammy and I thought it would be great to produce a series of T-shirt designs for those occasions when it is appropriate to wear our ideas on our sleeves.  Bonus points if they aren’t just provocative but actually spark some good engagement!

Here is a design that underscores a cardinal value, the primary virtue, our essential nature — highlighting a fundamental contrast with all those who tout being people of faith:

(Just click through to BoltOfReason.Com to check out all the available styles and colors. We of course love suggestions and requests — we’re already working on a lot of fun ideas, and if you are the first to hit us with a new one that we use in a future shirt design, you’ll get one for free!)

 

Tammy and I thought it would be great to produce a series of T-shirt designs for those occasions when it is appropriate to wear our ideas on our sleeves. Bonus points if they aren’t just provocative but actually spark some good engagement!

Here’s a design that offers a simple, wry response to the oddly-fashionable notion that Christianity isn’t a religion (no sir, it’s a relationship with Jesus): I have a personal relationship with reality.

You can’t tell at that resolution, but the font sports a distressed typewriter look, and there is a subtle emphasis on the word ‘reality’. Here’s a closer look:

(Just click through to BoltOfReason.Com to check out all the available styles and colors. We of course love suggestions and requests — we’re already working on a lot of fun ideas, and if you are the first to hit us with a new one that we use in a future shirt design, you’ll get one for free!)

Dec 032008
 

Tammy and I thought it would be great to produce a series of T-shirt designs for those occasions when it is appropriate to wear our ideas on our sleeves. Bonus points if they aren’t just provocative but actually spark some good engagement!

This design speaks to the phenomenon of Christians who are taught to be in the world but not of the world and revel in being aliens here in reality. There is even a company named NOTW (“Not Of This World”) that sells them a staggering array of hip decals and clothing.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but that’s just messed up. The world is the source of every one of our values — that’s why we are in it, and why we should love being in it!

Yes, that is a reference to Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned Vitruvian Man drawing. “This image exemplifies the blend of art and science during the Renaissance and … represents a cornerstone of Da Vinci’s attempts to relate man to nature.” Here’s a closer look:

(Just click through to BoltOfReason.Com to check out all the available styles and colors. We of course love suggestions and requests — we’re already working on a lot of fun ideas, and if you are the first to hit us with a new one that we use in a future shirt design, you’ll get one for free!)

Nov 282008
 

Objectivist graphic designer John Powers has created these terrific “alternate Christmas cards”:

From the website:

Isaac Newton Christmas Cards

Celebrate reason and science on December 25th, instead of the same old bearded mystic!

I like to send Christmas cards, but as an atheist, I have had to limit myself to the hundreds of bland cards that neutrally say “Happy Holidays.” I decided that if it’s okay for (almost) everyone else to stamp, seal, and deliver their philosophy to me every Christmas, I’ll do just the same.

Sir Isaac Newton’s ideas helped to rescue mankind from drudgery and propel it into the space age. I am a lover of reason, and I love it unashamedly, and I want my friends to know it too. They will this Christmas. Yours can, too.

Details

Outside: “On December 25th, a Savior was born. He revealed eternal Truth, bringing Joy to millions. He astonished the world with His command over Nature. He changed history forever.”

Inside: “Happy Birthday, Sir Isaac Newton. December 25, 1642 – March 20, 1726″.

Web site and greeting card designs are copyright © 2008 John Powers.

(John also did free web design for the FIRM site.)

Nov 122008
 

Tammy and I thought it would be great to produce a series of T-shirt designs for those occasions when it is appropriate to wear our ideas on our sleeves. Bonus points if they aren’t just provocative but actually spark some good engagement!

Here are two designs that respond to the religionists who called on Congress to edit our nation’s official Pledge of Allegiance in the 1950′s to include the phrase “under God” — along with all those today who smile on that and wrongly insist that our great nation was founded on religious ideals.

(Just click through to BoltOfReason.Com to check out all the available styles and colors. We of course love suggestions and requests — we’re already working on a lot of fun ideas, and if you are the first to hit us with a new one that we use in a future shirt design, you’ll get one for free!)

Sep 262008
 

Tammy and I thought it would be great to produce a series of T-shirt designs for those occasions when it is appropriate to wear our ideas on our sleeves.  Bonus points if they aren’t just provocative but actually spark some good engagement!

Here is the first design.  It uses the same font and style of a certain famous ad campaign, echoing its clever device for pointing to something important we need and should want:

(Just click through to BoltOfReason.Com to check out all the available styles and colors. We of course love suggestions and requests — we’re already working on a lot of fun ideas, and if you are the first to hit us with a new one that we use in a future shirt design, you’ll get one for free!)

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