Man In The Arena
Man In The Arena
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
– Excerpt from "Citizen in a Republic" Speech by Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
The folks at Mental Floss will do a way better job than myself of telling you about the history and background of this speech, but I can tell you my history with it, and why I chose to make it into art! I have had the pleasure of working under the leadership and vision of some amazing people. I still remember the time my employer read this part of Theodore Roosevelt's speech, and it's marked me ever since. I was recently reminded of it, and I was so inspired to make it. One of the things I wanted to achieve in the design is to specifically call out each different portion of this brilliant quote – there is so much to take in, and I hope this helps! I can think of so many people I'd love to gift this to, and so the team and I were intentional to bring you this new piece in time for holiday! The piece in the photo is 30x38, Alabaster, and framed in the Gallery Natural. Whether you customize yours to be large like this one or choose an art print, it is sure to make a meaningful impact in whatever space becomes its home. (Oh, and one other cool thing about this piece is that's a replica of Theodore Roosevelt's exact signature on it!)
Fine Art Download Sizes & Tiers
- There are three tiers of sizing/prices available to choose from: $50 (smallest sizes), $75 (medium sizes), $100 (largest sizes). Select the price/size that suits your needs best. The folder you receive will contain each of the three sizes within the sizing tier group you've selected. This way, even if you change your mind on how to frame it, you're covered!
- We love using IKEA frames for our posters, so we have made the specicic sizes for these frames available to you. If you're interested, check out our favorites, the HOVSTA & RIBBA frames, before making your purchase. The IKEA sizes work both with and without mats, so check the specs on the IKEA website to see what size frame and art works best for your space. (IKEA frames also work with size 16x20).
Receiving Your Artwork
- Your Fine Art Download purchase grants you a JPEG file, sized as specified, and optimized for printing at 300 dpi.
- Directly after your purchase, you will be able to download your artwork right away on the post check-out page. If you wish to download it later, no problem! You can exit off of that page, because you will also receive the file(s) via email. Your download will be delivered via a separate, second email (after your order confirmation email) with a link to download your art file(s). This email will come from our partner company, Fetch.
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About Lindsay Letters®
Established in 2009, Lindsay Letters® offers an expansive collection of art and goods featuring Lindsay's original artwork including hand lettering, paintings and graphic design. (We've also added some vintage pieces and photography, to make adding to your art collection even easier). To the best of our knowledge, LindsayLetters.co has the largest purchasable library of art by any single artist. (Which we think is pretty cool!) All of the artwork shown on site, with the exception of some select Original Artwork auctioned quarterly, has been digitally reproduced and printed with love and care, and applied choice, quality materials, for your enjoyment and love. It's our honor to create beautiful things for your home and life! Tag @lindsayletters.co on Instagram to share your images and experiences of your LL goodies in the wild!
about the artist
Lindsay Sherbondy is a painter, calligrapher, graphic designer and authenticity-advocate that believes you are worthy of meaningful art! She started Lindsay Letters® (accidentally) in 2009, and has been working (intentionally) at creating beautiful and meaningful artwork for you to make your own ever since.