Why is this blog named “The Art. The Art. The Art!”?
This blog is devoted to Michigan Football fan art, and the name is a play on legendary Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler’s famous speech: “We want the Big Ten championship and we’re gonna win it as a Team. They can throw out all those great backs, and great quarterbacks and great defensive players throughout the country and in this conference, but there’s gonna be one Team that’s gonna play solely as a Team. No man is more important than The Team. No coach is more important than The Team. The Team, The Team, The Team…”
Who are you?
Why did you start this blog?
At the beginning of the 2010 Football Season I started working on a personal project as an outlet for my excess fan energy. I love Michigan football and wanted a way to combine my fandom with my love of graphic design. I thought it would be nice to always have the season schedule handy, so I decided to design custom wallpapers for every game this season so that I wouldn’t get sick of seeing the same picture for 13 weeks. I adopted a “make fun of the opponent” approach because it is fun to make fun of opponents and thought it would be nice to have the wallpapers on my computer, mobile phone and iPad.
Right now I’m focused on releasing a new schedule wallpaper each Monday, but I have some other projects half-done and bouncing around my head that will appear on this blog eventually.
For love or money?
Love. I originally created the schedule wallpapers exclusively for me and my wife and a friend, but they thought that other people might like them too so I created this blog to share my art publicly. Everything here has been published to share my passion for Michigan football with other passionate fans. I’ve made some of the artwork downloadable; everything that I share on this blog is offered for free and is intended for personal use only.
This is not an official University of Michigan web site. I am not affiliated with the University of Michigan or any of the other universities and organizations represented in my art. All trademarks and copyrights remain the property of their respective holders.
Is the Denard Robinson Action Figure available for purchase?
No, but the action figure artwork has been the source of some amusing discussions. You can’t buy it because it doesn’t exist; it was created digitally.