My friend Brad begged me for ages to do this Thomas Jefferson quote for him. I finally got around to it! I made a few slightly different versions with varying drop caps before deciding on the final. It now hangs in his home & I have several other copies to sell myself on etsy! Because I took so long to make it for him, it gave me time to search for Thomas Jefferson’s actual signature. We had a die made of it in the studio and it worked out perfect at the top of the print!
“I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson, March 13, 1789
The full image.
A little more legible close up.