"Waste No More Time Arguing What A Good Man Should Be. Be One."
In collaboration with the acclaimed artist Nick van Hofwegen (PKA Young & Sick, creator of album covers for multiple Grammy award winning musicians like Foster the People, Maroon 5, and Robin Thicke), Daily Stoic has produced an exclusive and limited edition 11x17 print of Marcus Aurelius’s essential maxim.
Each print is made in San Francisco using the centuries old letterpress technique, stamping each word into the paper to give incredible detail and texture. Numbered only to 1,000, these prints are a unique and limited way to remind yourself (and anyone who sees it) of this timeless advice.
These words, written by Marcus Aurelius nearly two millennia ago, cut to the core of what it means to live a good life - it isn’t what we say that defines our character, it’s what we do.
Obstacle Is The Way Poster
Designed in collaboration with Joey Roth.
The print is loosely inspired by the stories in The Obstacle Is The Way about Grant’s siege at Vicksburg and Eisenhower’s turnaround at Normandy. It’s the timeless idea of how military obstacles can be turned into advantages–and how advantages can so quickly be turned against someone.
The poster shows that when the competition is established, dug in and secure, it looks like an insurmountable obstacle, but in fact gives you freedom maneuver. This mirrors the agility of a startup vs. an entrenched player, or the beginner’s unencumbered approach beating the expert’s finely tuned but rigid technique. It’s also a reminder to stay flexible as you advance in your work and develop processes and expectations.
Letterpress printed on 11″ x 17″ on 32# Lettra stock