UM Football fan? Me neither. But we've got a healthy respect for the achievements of the pre-Bo players and coaches that have shaped the traditions that the block M is built on. Hand-drawn with ink on birchbark, these 5x7 portraits are framed between two pieces of .375" glass and are available at the UMMA Store Monday-Saturday 11-5, Sunday 12-5 or online at umma.umich.edu/store. In addition to the portraits shown above, Benny Oosterbaan, Fritz Crisler, John Maulbetsch, Ron Kramer and Willis Ward are also available.
The Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a Sports Commission to help attract sporting events to the area. With facilities on the University of Michigan campus, including Michigan Stadium, as well as Eastern Michigan and the local high schools, there's plenty of venues for a variety of events. 12 Acre Studio was asked to create portraits of local legends for the Sports Commission offices. Bo Schembechler, Gerald Ford and Willis Ward all left their mark on the UM football program, and each embodied the spirit of competition and sportsmanship that extended beyond the field of play. Ink on aspen panels, 24" x 36".