The World's Finest 'IF' Rudyard Kipling Posters (Updated) December 14 2022

Meticulously crafted inspirational typographic wall artworks of Rudyard Kipling's iconic poem IF.  On what makes a boy a man.

 

Shipped worldwide from our workshops in Asia & America.

 

Each poster design is available in a variety of sizes on canvas, paper and ready to hang on your wall - canvas stretched around a wooden frame (also called stretcher frames or bars).

 

Some of the world's most talented art directors, illustrators, calligraphers, typographers and graphic artists were commissioned by Posterama to create their own personal interpretation of IF.  

 

Though you might not know it but Bombay born Nobel Laureate Kipling was inspired to write IF after the real life swashbuckling adventures of his friend Leander Starr Jameson who infamously led a failed raid during the Boer War against the Dutch. 

 

See all our typographic 'IF' Rudyard Kipling canvas, print & framed artworks here. Including some on SALE.

 

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Image: Typography, illustration & lettering artwork of Rudyard Kipling's 'IF'. This work makes clever use of the letter 'i' in the poem's title and plants a pensive man in place of the letter.  

Image: Hand lettering & illustration artwork of the Poem IF by Rudyard Kipling. This one visualises the journey of a young Victorian boy growing into a man. 

 

Image: Rudyard Kipling's iconic poem IF designed as an inspirational typographic artwork. The poem's title uses a custom created font inspired partly by the Spencerian script, which was popular in Victorian times, when Kipling penned IF.

 

Image: An inspirational typographic wall artwork of the poem IF, by Rudyard Kipling. This piece uses the visual analogy of a man achieving the pinnacle of his character to that of a mountain peak. 

 

Image: Inspirational typographic & custom lettered poster of the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling. Inspired by old letter press printing press sales manuals.

 

IF poem - by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, 
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, 
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; 
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; 
If you can meet with triumph and disaster 
And treat those two imposters just the same; 
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken 
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, 
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, 
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, 
And lose, and start again at your beginnings 
And never breath a word about your loss; 
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew 
To serve your turn long after they are gone, 
And so hold on when there is nothing in you 
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, 
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; 
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; 
If all men count with you, but none too much; 
If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - 
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, 
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! 

 

 

Image: An intricately designed artwork of the poem IF, by Rudyard Kipling inspired by lettering from Medieval times. 

  

Image: A typographic and illustrated artwork of the poem IF, by journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling. This rendition invites the viewer to imagine himself to be the outlined man in the illustration. 

 

Image: Rudyard Kipling's classic poem IF designed to look like a letter of advice written by a father to his son. Written in the Spencerian style from those times.

 

IF POEM, RUDYARD KIPLING TYPOGRAPHY POSTER 'LETTER TO MY SON' close up 

 

Image: Custom lettering & typography print of two of the most famous lines from the IF poem, by Rudyard Kipling. This design uses two different sets of custom lettered fonts to best convey each sentences 'voice' through the selection of type.

 

IF POEM, RUDYARD KIPLING POSTER TRIUMPH & DISASTER close up 

 

 

Image: Typography & custom lettered artwork of the IF poem by Rudyard Kipling. This design has been inspired by old letter press block manuals.  

 

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Image: A custom lettering poster of Rudyard Kipling's poem IF. Using a combination of Spencerian hand lettered fonts, arranged around an illustration from an old Victorian letter writing manual - to convey a father penning advice to his son.

 

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Image: Typography and illustration poster of the poem IF by Rudyard Kipling. The background image in the watermark is inspired by the story of Leander Starr Jameson, the man who served as the inspiration for IF. 

 

Image: Rudyard Kipling's iconic poem IF designed as an inspirational typographic artwork for girls. We have tweaked the last sentence in this version, so it reads like a father's counsel to his daughter. On what makes a woman.

 

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Image: Typography poster of Rudyard Kipling's poem IF inspired by the Doves Bible. This is our gold version.

 

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'IF BY RUDYARD KIPLING FRAMED' WALL ARTWORKS AND POSTERS - PHOTO GALLERY

 

 Image: IF Rudyard Kipling 'Growth' artwork framed

 

Image: Custom lettering IF poem poster framed

 

Image: 'Triumph & Disaster' quote from 'IF by Rudyard Kipling' as a typographic framed canvas print
Image: Custom lettering and typography poster of IF by Rudyard Kipling framed
Image: IF poem 'Letter to my son' poster framed
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Image: IF poem framed 'Head' poster
Image: IF Rudyard Kipling typographic poster with orange watermark and black frame
Image: Custom lettering of Kipling's IF poem framed
Image: If poem framed poster 'Pensive'
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Image: Posterama offers this option - canvas wrapped around a wooden stretcher frame that's ready to hang on your wall.

  

Purchase one of our typographic IF artworks on canvas, print or canvas stretcher framed here. Including some on SALE.