by Sister Corita
Got a girl crush on: Sister Mary Corita (Corita Kent)
I remember seeing this image make the blog rounds a little while back but never looked into the story behind the photograph until today. Social rebellion and creativity found itself in the unlikeliest of vessels in the 1960s: Sister Corita of the Immaculate Heart Convent in LA. Sister Corita ran the Art Department at Immaculate Heart College in and gained international fame for her controversial serigraphs during the 60s and 70s. Combining her spirituality (iconography from the Bible) with popular culture (song lyrics and ad slogans), her prints were often times subversive outcries for peace and love during a time of social upheaval. She also palled around with the likes of Buckminster Fuller, Charles & Ray Eames, Saul Bass, and John Cage! More on Sister Corita here and here.
She really was second to nun (badum-ching!).
(via Lena Corwin's ~>O<~)