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Martin Luther King, Jr. (Happy Birthday!) OC

"We must accept finite disappointment but we must never lose infinite hope." The quote comes from one of the at least 8 books that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his lifetime called "Strength to Love", published in 1963....

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Fayette Pinkney (Happy Birthday!) OC

I knew her as Aunt Faye, but most would know her as one of the original Three Degrees; an all-girl Philadelphia International group formed in the 60's. This illustration is a dedication to her life and legacy. It was an attempt to capture her...

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JRR Tolkien (Happy Birthday!) OC

From Strider in The Fellowship of the Ring: All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A...

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (Happy Birthday!) OC

"Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time." Created on Day One of the Design Across America Zerflin tour. Quote submitted by Jason Candio. Font by Neale...

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Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Happy Birthday, Mother Teresa!) OC

"Don't look for big things, just do small things with great love." Better known as Mother Teresa, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was an Albanian born Indian Roman Catholic Nun, who from the age of 12 after being impressed by a group of...

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Remembering Korryn Gaines. Happy Birthday OC

Korryn Gaines was a 23 year old woman killed by the Baltimore County Police on August 1, 2016. According to the Baltimore County Police Department, officers sought to serve Gaines a warrant in relation to an earlier traffic violation. Upon...

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Trumpeter Plays the Blues (International Blues Music Day!) OC

Trumpeter blowing his horn. Hand-drawn, digitally rendered.

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Barack Obama (Happy Birthday!) OC

This piece was originally meant as a gift for a good friend and family member, but I wanted to share it with you. I was going to buy an Obama Poster, but although I like Shepard Fairey's version (you've seen it, trust me), the eyebrows seemed...

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Yves Saint Laurent (Happy Birthday!) OC

Created especially for Gallery 788's 1st Fashion Show, I was searching for quotes on fashion that weren't defaming or snobbish. He said this in an interview for an article called "50 Days of Everyday Fashion" in Yours magazine.

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Happy Birthday, Mildred Loving! OC

Mildred and Richard Loving are best known for having gone against the anti-miscegenation laws in Virginia. They married in 1958 in Washington DC, however when they moved back to their home town of Central Point, Virginia, their home was raided by...

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Walter Sondheim, Jr. (Happy Birthday!) OC

These were created in the style of the Who Said What Art Show to honor Walter Sondheim, Jr., the Baltimore visionary who helped desegregate city schools and develop the inner harbour. They were handed out as awards for the 2013 Sondheim Honorees...

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Trumpeter Plays Cool Bossa Nova (Brazilian World Music Day!) OC

Trumpeter blowing his horn. Hand-drawn, digitally rendered.

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Hunter Stockton Thompson (Happy Birthday!) OC

"Morality is Temporary, Wisdom is Permanent." The quote lies in a book called Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child In the Final Days of the American Century, penned by Thompson and published in 2003. The quote...

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Happy Birthday!) OC

"It always seems impossible until it is done." Created on Day Twenty of the Design Across America Zerflin tour. Quote submitted by Lauren Lofton. Font by Ryoichi Tsunekawa of Dharma Type - Dharma Type is a type design project by...

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Pablo Neruda (Happy Birthday!) OC

"I love you because I know no other way." Pablo Neruda is a poet and politician from Chili who earned the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1953. This quote is a part of one of his love Sonnets, Sonnet XVII.

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DeRay Mckesson (Happy Birthday!) OC

I was literally putting the finishing touches this piece to send as a birthday present for my friend @DeRay late on July 10, 2016. Some people on Twitter sent me his Periscope to watch the ‪#‎BatonRouge‬ protests live. I watched live as he was...

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I would rather be thinking about God... (Vintage Motorcycle Day!) OC

I would rather be thinking about God on my motorcycle than in Church thinking about my Motorcycle Pencil, then vector, then canvas.

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Helen Keller (Happy Birthday!) OC

"The world is full of suffering, but it is also full of the overcoming of it." This quote was in an 3-part essay Helen Keller originally wrote when she was only 23 entitled "Optimism." The full passage reads, "Although...

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Four Wheels move the Body. Two Wheels Move the Soul. (World Motorcycle Day!) OC

Pencil, then vector, then canvas. I drew a sketch of the engine of my 1981 Yamaha XS400 motorcycle while I was stopped on the side of the road. Years later, Gallery 788 in Baltimore held a Motorcycle Art show, and so I brought out the sketch, drew...

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Boarder on Rail (Go Skateboarding Day!) OC

Boarder on Rail was done in prep for a cover for the magazine "Monopod". I really liked how it turned out as a sketch, and later scanned my sketchbook to create the vector. It was done hard-pencil; no sketching (I'm still trying to train...

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