Written by : Greg Vlosich
Ever since I was in middle school in 1997 or 1998 I can remember VHS taping all of the Lakers games. I used to watch them over and over just to study Kobe's moves and try to emulate him in open gym or practice the next day. Kobe has always been a favorite of ours and over the years my brother George and I have loved to paint and draw him. We have done 10-12 paintings and drawings over the past 20 years staying up late watching the west coast games while drawing on the living room floor. With this being his last game in Cleveland I wanted to share a few pieces of art we have had fun creating over the years. Also, stay tuned for George's newest Etch a Sketch that will feature the Mamba. Let us know what you think and make sure you check out our art section to see the two Kobe pieces we have available. One an Original Matted Print and one from one of my favorite photographs that I have taken. https://gvartwork.com/collections/artwork
This was a photograph I took while I was lucky enough to be sitting court side while taking photos for a basketball magazine. It was an experience I will never forget and one major thing on my bucket list I was able to cross off.
This is one of my favorite pieces to date and the Original hangs in my office. This print is also available as a matted print on our site as well.
As mentioned, George has begun a brand new Kobe Bryant Etch A Sketch as a tribute. It is not completed for tonights game but we will keep you posted when the piece is finally finished. Here is a sneak peek below.
We have been working really hard for the last few months on bringing you the biggest and best GV Launch ever! It is now officially available online! Use code "Black10" at checkout to receive 10 % off your online orders all weekend long! are super excited that o
Our super Popular Bold Graphic Zip ups are now available for a short time in a limited edition Pink on Pink version. A Portion of each sale will go towards the fight against Breast Cancer.
Kickoff is only days away! Check out the latest additions to the best Orange and Brown Collection in town! Are you a Dawg Lover? Show your pride for the Pound with our newest women's design.
And stay tuned for some new launches with some former Cleveland Greats next week. We will be adding on to our already impressive collection of Browns Legends like Bernie Kosar, Eric Metcalf, Webster Slaughter, Reggie Langhorne, and Kevin Mack.
Lastly, we are very excited to announce George is working on a new Etch A Sketch and giant mural for the newly renovated First Energy Stadium.
Keep following us for more updates and make sure you follow on social media for the most up to date progression of our work and designs.
We were amazed to see the turnout for our sneak peek Saturday at our new Willoughby store.
We are looking forward to the official Grand Opening Saturday August 1st. We have some special deals and some fun things planned. Most importantly we have a few new launches planned for that morning! Make sure you mark your calendars, and check out some photos from this weekend's soft opening.
We are extremely excited for this Saturday and our second year in a row of GV Art Night at Progressive Field. Let's all do an Indian dance and lets keep the rain away this time! The first 12,500 fans will be receiving a special commemorative Summer of '95 GV Art and Design T shirt featuring all of Cleveland's players that made it a special A.L. Championship year.
We unveiled the shirt 2 weeks ago with a press conference with Sandy Alomar at the stadium. It was neat to announce it with Sandy who was not only a huge part of the Summer of 95 but a huge part in the success of GV. He was always a big fan of our work and always went out of his way to show players on the other teams George's Etch a Sketch artwork. While at the game Saturday be sure to check out George's Etch and 6 foot Indians Sluggers mural at the new Gate C entrance. Join us Saturday to celebrate and bring back the Summer of 95 all over again. See you there!