Offering fine art photographs of American university architecture.
We have all been there: Trying to find a gift for the friend or family member who already has everything. Or for a colleague who is retiring or moving on. You want to choose a gift that will not be relegated to the basement to gather dust. Perhaps you are searching for yourself, to decorate your first apartment or for your office wall. No matter the situation, finding the perfect gift can take up a lot of your time. Fortunately, there is a simple answer. Carolyn and John Brzezinski, owners of UniversityIcons.com, found a way to turn their passions into a product that happens to be that perfect gift.
University Icons offers timeless black & white fine art prints of memorable college and university buildings from across the country. John, a professional photographer and formerly a design and construction manager at Northwestern University, and Carolyn, an architect, had admired the architecture at Northwestern for years, but after digging deeper, recognized that the unique beauty of American college architecture had not been documented, despite the fact that college campuses feature the work of some of the most celebrated architects in our country.
They organized road trips to photograph other schools, in the Midwest, at first: Carolyn did the research and routed the trips; John photographed the buildings and processed the images. Very quickly they expanded their mission, deciding to photograph all the significant icons in the county. Carolyn summed it up best- "These buildings, collectively, are a national treasure." Their road trips have taken them across the United States to large campuses and small; urban and rural; through mountain passes, rural valleys, and national parks. Coast to coast, north to south.
John and Carolyn have photographed over 500 campuses in nearly all of the 50 states. Each campus has at least one iconic building, although some of the larger schools have several. The style of architecture varies widely, including Georgian, Beaux-Arts, Neoclassical, Romanesque, International Style and others. But the single thread that joins them all is unmistakable: Outstanding and distinctive architectural design. John's photographs capture the spirit and essence of each.
The Brzezinski collection, the outcome of a labor of love, is a stunning inventory of photographs. University Icons is a resource for anyone who wants to celebrate their alma mater, whether at home or in the office. Using an easy online ordering system, there are a variety of choices available: A traditional print, stretched canvas, metal print or an acrylic print. You can order prints framed or rolled, ready for framing. All orders are delivered anywhere in the continental United States within a week, but can be delivered world wide. Add University Icons to your contact list - because it is just a matter of time before you will need a gift and UniversityIcons.com is the perfect place to find it.
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