Nothing motivates us more than a poster with an inspirational or apt quote. But we are particularly taken with artist Ryan McArthur's minimalist designs, which make the words of authors and philosophers like Rumi and Oscar Wilde look better than ever.
McArthur creates his simple, mostly monochromatic works by hand, illustrating with pen and ink and then digitally rendering the results. "I really wanted to find quotes that not only provided a great visual to play off of, but that speak to life in general," he wrote to The Huffington Post in an email.
Scroll through the slideshow below for a peek at McArthur's works, which cover the wise quips of a range of writers. For more of the designs, which are reminiscent of graphic designer Evan Robertson's charming literary posters, check out McArthur's Etsy page here.