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Man In The Arena, Lettering (Roosevelt)

(Man In The Arena pictured as an unframed canvas sign in alabaster, size 16 x 24)

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Man In The Arena, Lettering (Roosevelt)

Pure White Alabaster

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One of the most popular typography pieces from our Meaningful Words Collection, now in Lindsay's hand-lettering! 

"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 a 16x24 unframed canvas sign in Alabaster. The Typography edition 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. 

Canvas Details

  • Printed with archival, UV-resistant inks on museum quality canvas. These pieces are created to be heirlooms to last and to treasure!
  • Canvas prints are digital reproductions with no variation in surface texture. They are smooth to the touch; any texture you see is part of the scan of the image. No faux texture added.
  • All canvases at Lindsay Letters® are gallery wrapped canvases, meaning they come pre-stretched and ready to hang.
  • We use Canvas Signs for our small to mid-sized canvases, and Traditional Canvases for mid-size to large canvases. All of our Gallery Frames are built around Traditional Canvases, in any size.
  • Both canvas types come with pre-installed hanging hardware.
  • Stylist's tip! The main difference between our Canvas Signs vs. Traditional Canvases is the material the canvas is wrapped over, which primarily affects the weight of the piece, with Canvas Signs being lighter. Both canvas styles look the same from the sides and the front.
  • Proudly made in America. Artwork ©Lindsay Sherbondy. All rights reserved.

art print details

  • Our super special Fine Art Prints are freshly printed on luxurious cream-colored, heavyweight 105# archival paper, boasting a perfect subtle texture and matte finish.
  • Available in standard sizes 8x10, 11x14, and 16x20 which are delightfully shipped flat!
  • Proudly made in America. Artwork ©Lindsay Sherbondy. All rights reserved.

framed print details

  • All framed Art Prints include a white, 2.25” matboard, which really amplifies the overall size of your finished framed print! When customizing your framed print, be sure to reference the finished size of your selections, located just above the price total. (More about our frame sizing here).
  • Framed Art Prints are topped with a lightweight plexiglass and complete with a dust cover backing. We've also attached a super easy hanging kit (including a level and tiny nails) that we know you'll love!
  • Proudly made in America. Artwork ©Lindsay Sherbondy. All rights reserved.

Shipping & Returns

  • All Lindsay Letters® art + calendars are printed-to-order, just for you! Items typically ship within 5-7 business days via UPS Services.
  • Our soft goods & other goodies ship within 3 - 10 business days, and may ship separately from different locations.
  • Orders including an item marked as pre-order or backorder will be held until the pre-order or backordered item is available to ship. Dates will be listed on the applicable item's product page.
  • Due to Covid-19, these timelines are subject to change. Check current production times.
  • Have a P.O. Box? Apparel, blankets, art and calendars with finished sizes below 24"x30" are eligible to be shipped to a P.O. Box. All larger sizes require a physical address. Apologies, we are unable to ship to Canadian P.O. Boxes.
  • Lindsay Letters® offers a 30-day Delight Guarantee! More on our return & exchange policy here.

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.

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