Designer Laura Javier's The Elements of Happiness posters are informed by a Harvard University study. The academic institution monitored the physical and mental health of 824 individuals over the course of 72 years, revealing critical information on the subjects of divorce, aging and parenting.
Javier has drawn from 10 of these Harvard case studies in The Elements of Happiness. She has remained specifically focused upon the subjects of character, social outlets, support and corporal well-being. Together, these elements are supposed to give way to conclusions on "the happy life," a highly sought after phenomenon that has been carefully monitored by this Harvard study. Questions such as "Is there some mix of love, work, and health that makes a life happy?" provide insight.