Officially Licensed Monopoly Canvas Art
"Monopoly - Jail" Canvas Art by IKONICK.
Life is full of decision points. In fact, we can make up to 35,000 choices each day. That may seem excessive, but when you break it down it starts to add up: Deciding to wake up to the alarm in the morning or hit the snooze button, deciding which side of the bed to roll out of, what to eat for breakfast, when to check your phone, what texts you want to respond to, whether to pick the thimble or the top hat game piece for Monopoly...
Most of these decisions come as easily as instinct. Many are built into our daily routines and become second nature. (Of course, I'm going to eat a Jimmy Dean sausage biscuit sandwich for breakfast, just like yesterday and the day before.) But the tough ones aren't so black-and-white.
Cartoons have helped to visualize the Devil and Angel, hovering over opposite shoulders and offering their advice. But what do we do when it's not a simple question of right versus wrong? We listen to opinions.
We share this planet with 7.5 billion people, and every one of them has an opinion on any subject you could bring up. Allowing yourself to listen to them is like opening Pandora's Box. With so many inputs, there will always be conflicting beliefs to your own. It becomes paralysis by analysis.
There's always going to be haters. That's never changing, so why let it stop you? Why conform to what's expected?
It comes down to a fear of failure, but it's more than that. It is a fear of being judged for your failure—a fear of what others think of you. That is the real jail sentence. When you are too afraid to break out of your comfort zone, you're locking yourself in a box and denying yourself the freedom to enjoy the life you were meant to live.
There is no “Get out of Jail Free” card in life. You have to break free of outside judgement and learn to live according to you and only you. No one ever looked back on their life and was happy that they played it safe.
This all-new addition to the officially licensed Monopoly Collection uses the iconic artwork of America's favorite board game to illustrate that point. Hang this canvas in your home or office and remember, every time you look at it, that the only opinion that matters is your own.
Origins Of Monopoly
The earliest known version of Monopoly, known as The Landlord's Game, was designed by Elizabeth Magie in 1904 to teach people about realty and taxation. It was a practical demonstration of the present system of land grabbing with all its usual outcomes and consequences. In 1935, It then inspired the game we know today.
The Inspiration for IKONICKs collection comes from the same very origin Elizabeth Magie had to educate and teach. This new collection is meant to rewrite the nostalgic stories we all played growing up. We created our own world with the intention to inspire and motivate a new generation of entrepreneurs and dreamers that want to build their empire through hard work, patience, risk-taking, leadership, optimism, focus, and gratitude.