ArtCenter Alumni

Juicy Fruit Gum
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It was almost Christmas and I wanted to share with everyone, a drawing I was working on at the time. It was very special to me because anytime I smell Juicy Fruit gum, I have the most beautiful memories of...
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Vintage Duck Call
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If you grew up in Algonac, Michigan, then there was probably a 110% chance that you went duck hunting, knew someone who went duck hunting or found a 12 gauge shotgun shell floating in the reeds somewhere.  That's why it...
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Chocolate Tootsie Pop
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As a kid growing up in Algonac, Michigan, we would hop on our bikes and ride along M29 searching for pop and beer bottles that people had thrown from their car windows. I guess there weren't littering laws back then....
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Vintage Monopoly Race Car
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When we were kids, growing up in Algonac, Michigan, we’d actually play Monopoly instead of watching the family’s 19-inch, black and white TV that got three main channels, abc, CBS, and NBC, plus UHF channel 50. Those were are TV...
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Hubley Cap Gun
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If we weren’t looking for pop bottles, we were probably playing Cowboys and Indians. This was my Hubley cap pistol. I must have had it from the time I was 6 until I was 8. I remember my Dad taking...
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Imperial Fishing Knife
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If you were a boy growing up on the St. Clair River in Algonac, Michigan, there was a good chance you got hockey gear for Christmas and fishing stuff for your birthday. My parents gave me this fishing knife when...
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Wilson T2000 Tennis Racquet
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The first varsity letter I won was playing tennis. Well, actually, I was on the tennis team and played enough to be given a letter. My favorite tennis racquet was the Wilson T2000 with oil-filled nylon strings. It was the...
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Model No.1 “Paper Cuts”
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I was fascinated by the work of Patrick Nagel and Dennis Muki when I was a student at ArtCenter College of Design. I think it was about my 5th term when I started dating this beautiful, talented illustrator I'd met...
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Model No.3 “Paper Cuts”
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When I was just out of ArtCenter College of Design, I was fascinated by the work of Patrick Nagel and Dennis Muki. I couldn't afford any of their art, but I loved the sophistication of design, the flat colors, and...
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Bakelite Fountain Pen
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My Dad worked for 20+ years at Willey Sign company in Mt Clemens, Michigan before leaving to go to work with my Mom in her cookbook business. As the head purchasing agent at Willey’s, my Dad would get all kinds...
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