The 50 Babes Project is a new series capturing beautiful babes (men & women) from each state. It is my love letter to the vintage postcards we all know and love.
Each piece portrays elements of the state and illustrates important facts or anecdotes that make that state unique.
This is a 12"x12" LIMITED EDITION giclee print, with a border. Each one is printed by me in my studio using archival inks and paper and is titled and hand signed and numbered. EDITION OF 50
Mr. Michigan stands tall and proud to be part of the rebuild Detroit movement. He wields a vintage axe from Michigan's own Marble's (est. in 1892) with "rebuild" scrawled across the axe's handle. The origins of Paul Bunyun and Babe the Blue Ox are often credited to multiple states, however, his first appearance in print was penned by James MacGillivray in 1910 in the story "The Round River Drive" (hence the axe, and Babe neck tattoo). Tucked snuggly in Mr. Michigan's breast pocket, instead of a pocket square, is a Robocop action figure. The Robocop franchise takes place in Detroit, and once upon a time, a large statue of Robocop was even considered to be erected in downtown Detroit?! Adorned on his wrist is a expertly USA crafted watch by Detroit local brand, Shinola and an apple blossom, the state flower, hangs on his lapel. Abandon buildings are visible in the background with the graffiti "ZOMBIELAND" painted on the upper section. This area of forgotten and vacant buildings will be the future home of the Detroit Red Wings and entertainment district.
Keith is an illustrator and designer working out of athens, ga that likes to be surrounded by movies, people, smiles, humor, video games, and food.