Live Free Or Die

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! I’ve been feeling very inspired by hand painted signage and all things Americana lately, and this weekend was a perfect time to try to incorporate both of those things into something. I’m definitely not the type of person who believes that just because we live in America we are inherently better than anyone else or worth anything more. I’ve come to look at the phrase “God Bless America” with disdain because there’s a whole rest of the world that needs a blessing as well. Sometimes this kind of patriotism just rubs me the wrong way.
However, I do recognize that America is a great country where you are (for the most part) free to be who you are and do what you like. The areas where I feel we are behind are constantly moving forward, and that stuff makes me proud. New Hampshire’s “Live Free Or Die” is my favorite state motto because of it’s simplicity, directness, and truth. Living free is the only way to live. Now go shoot off a few fire crackers before the weekend is done. But be safe, it’s live free OR die, not live free AND die.

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2 thoughts on “Live Free Or Die

  1. Hey Matt, aka person I met many moons ago…I saw your work on Dribble then came here. And gotta say, you are doing the dang thing! Great stuff…I especially like how you have a system going on with your posters. Beautious!

    • Hey! Thank you!
      That’s so strange because I saw you on Dribbble and wondered/hoped it was you, but wasn’t sure if it was or not. I love your stuff so much, you are killing it!
      I feel like I sort of remember you doing design, or at least some form of art, but I had no idea you were as prominent in the field in this area as you are, but that’s really awesome.
      I definitely have some questions for you, but not sure if the easiest way of conversation is through this comment. But very glad you made this connection better than I did, and I will for sure be hawking your work.

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