Thursday, April 22, 2010

Design Spotlight: Happy Earth Day from Keith Haring




















I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it. - Keith Haring 
Earth Day promotes an awareness of our environment, unifying us at a global level for this cause. In honor of today's celebrations, I'd like to celebrate an artist and designer who advocated unity of humanity: Keith Haring. Haring was an American artist who achieved immense popularity for his painting and public art in the 1980s, and whose life was cut short by AIDS. He was an advocate for social unity, sexual awareness, and his messages were delivered with an iconic flair. Thank you Keith Haring for your socially conscious contribution to the art world!

4 comments:

  1. Amen! I am so excited for earth day this year, glad other people are celebrating!

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  2. Yes!!!
    I loooooove keith haring....

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  3. YESS! There just isn't enough Keith Haring style around these days!! We'd be interested to hear of other up-and-coming social artists of today.
    Hope you recycled yesterday ;)

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  4. Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I recently got a Keith Haring, Happy Earth Day print. It has no printing dots so I image it is a litho. I have not been able to find but two references to it on the internet or ebay. Does anyone know anything about it or if it has value. I really like it and I'm just interested in finding out or if you can guide me to a blog or site I will follow up.
    Many thanks
    Ted Johnson
    Graphic Designer

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