18” x 24” Poster version of hand painted image of the iconic “pubs” and landmarks in the town of Bloomington-Normal, IL surrounding Illinois State University. Available framed or unframed.
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12 X 18 Print signed and numbered on a white border, framed or unframed, also available. See “You May Also Like” section below.
The son of a preacher man, Brian McKelvey was handed a pencil in exchange for his silence on an unusually quiet church day when he was two, and has been drawing ever since. In the summer of 96′ he released his first limited edition prints of historic Mackinac Island. In the beginning of the new millennium he started a series of downtown Michigan scenes which incorporated landmarks and local businesses in a vertically “stretched” version of the town and then created realistic caricatures of the cities and towns of the Great Mitten State. In 2007 as an inside joke between friends and family McKelvey created a scene incorporating ONLY pubs to represent a town, and that town was none other than East Lansing, Michigan, home of the Michigan State University Spartans. Posters were created for the first time as well as prints and on Saint Patrick’s Day 2007 pubsOf was born! He then tackled the “Big Ten Pubs” and other college towns around the world bringing the idea that a college town can be captured by its memories and its memories are made in the pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, and local dives everywhere. And then there was Wrigleyville. Whether it’s SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, down south in the Everglades, or way up north on the frozen tundra there are pubs and where there are pubs – there is pubsOf.