This light-hearted original lithograph by Ed Ruscha is joyous and uplifting. The words “America Whistles” are splashed in red diagonally in the foreground, as though spray-painted on, with a waterfall of little musical notes and measures in blues, reds and grays floating in the background.
America DOES whistle, and this fun poster reminds us of this and of the fact that the pure act of whistling can brighten a mood, improve a day and provide the soundtrack for your life. This poster can do that too, as it reminds us to whistle -- always or at least often.
This original lithograph is from a series commissioned by Mobil Oil Corporation for the Bicentennial and is recognized by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. It was chosen as the cover of the 1976 issue of Art News Magazine.
This poster was created by Ed Ruscha (b. 1937), an American artist whose prolific works draw from both pop art and conceptual art. Words and phrases are frequently the center of his work, as clearly illustrated in this "America Whistles" poster. Ruscha's works, which range from painting, printmaking and drawing to photography and film, have been well received by critics and art lovers alike.
Looking for an upbeat poster with a message that old and young will enjoy? This is the one. Looking for a poster that will look great everywhere in your home (including your child's bedroom)? This is the one. Whistle On!