The World's Best
George Vlosich III is known as the world’s best Etch A Sketch artist. Over the years, he has etched many of the world’s greatest athletes and celebrities including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, The Beatles, The Royal Wedding, Michael Jackson, and Will Smith, as well as receiving an invitation to the White House to meet and have his artwork signed by former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
These incredible Etch A Sketches have garnered a great deal of media attention. George has been featured on Oprah, 20/20, CNN, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, and ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption to name a few. His work has also appeared in various other national, international, and local media outlets.
Going Beyond the Red Frame
elevating the linework
Each completed Etch A Sketch is an original work of art that takes 75-100 hours to complete. Once finished, these pieces are preserved, allowing them to be featured in galleries and collections around the world. Most of George’s personal collection of Etches have been signed by the awe-struck celebrities depicted in his art.
going beyond the red frame
turning the etch into Murals
What started out as a toy, George has taken to a level no one thought possible with each piece getting more and more detailed. He is now taking the line work from his original Etches and creating large paintings and murals. They are in homes, offices, stadiums and ballparks around the world.
etch a sketch murals
Cleveland Browns Legends
George was commissioned to create two original Etch A Sketches and a 40-foot mural of 15 of the top players in Cleveland Browns history for their new renovations at First Energy Stadium. Using the Etch allows George to design unique pieces that have mass appeal and create artwork and apparel that no one else in the world can create. It is truly one-of-a-kind.
CLEVELAND INDIANS sluggers
George was commissioned to create a large painting and Etch A Sketch of the Cleveland Indians’ sluggers for Progressive Field in Cleveland.
First Etch A Sketch
It all started in 1989 on family trip to Washington D.C. Before they left, they stopped over George’s grandparents' house to say goodbye. His mom pulled out her old 1960's Etch A Sketch and on the trip George etched a picture of the U.S. Capitol. When he was finished, he showed his parents, they were amazed and his dad stopped at a gas station to take a picture of it.
A New Canvas
At the age of ten, George was drawing anything around him that interested him. He also started combining sports and art—two of his favorite things. The Etch A Sketch became a new way for him to express his artistic talents. It was a new challenge and he just wanted to see how good he could get. The more George Etched the better he got at drawing, and the more he drew, the better he Etched.
Meeting His Heroes
One of the first players that signed George's Etch a Sketch art was Cal Ripken Jr. George was awe struck when Cal brought him on the field, gave him a bat, and thanked him for his creation. After that, George continued to create portraits of his favorite players. He would take his artwork to the ballpark to meet some of the greatest players of all time who now were just as excited to see what he created.
Taking His Art to New Levels
George has etched the world's greatest athletes and celebrities, his work has been described as "the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world." What continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity, and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.
Invited to the White House
It came full circle when George and his family were invited to the White House. He had the opportunity to meet President Clinton and Vice President Gore. Through a lot of hard work and little toy with a red frame, George has blessed with some amazing stories and experiences that most people don't get.