From The Archives: A Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From The Archives: A Portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In observance of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. this month, I dug through my archives and pulled up this portrait that I painted some years ago.

As an illustrator, one of my focuses is to present game-changers — people who were and are so influential for the good that they impacted culture and left or are leaving a lasting legacy. King, a Christian pastor, family man and civil rights activist, is (along with William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln) one of my heroes. I don’t choose my heroes lightly.

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968


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Alvalyn Lundgren is a graphic designer, illustrator and owner of Alvalyn Creative, an independent design studio near Los Angeles, California. Contact her for your branding, graphic and web design needs. You can join her on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and receive her monthly newsletter.


Alvalyn Lundgren

Alvalyn Lundgren is the founder and design director at Alvalyn Creative, an independent practice near Thousand Oaks, California. She creates visual branding, publications and books for business, entrepreneurs and authors. She is the creator of Freelance Road Trip — a business roadmap program for creative freelancers. Contact her for your visual branding, graphic and digital design needs. Join her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and subscribe to her free monthly newsletter.

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