"U.S.S. Annapolis in Ego Alley", illustration by Joe Barsin of Citizen Pride

Shown here on gallery wrap stretched canvas print - 1.5" border; Matte finish

Shown here on gallery wrap stretched canvas print - 1.5" border; Matte finish

This work was created by Joe Barsin to promote the Annapolis Film Festival's third season in Spring 2014. The work features a historical U.S. Navy ship, based on the real U.S.S. Annapolis (PG-10/IX-1), is shown on Ego Alley at City Dock. Annapolis landmarks such as the Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, and the ever-present ducks, will be recognized by locals. 

Joe was inspired by the transformation currently being experienced by the film industry with a mix of mediums, venues and viewing devices. To illustrate this concept he has referenced a time in history when sailing ships were being replaced by steam power. Today, this is known as Steampunk.

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Joe Barsin

Illustrations by Joe Barsin are special because he combines a passion for history, culture and community with a deep seeded pride in America. Living abroad in Europe during his formative years developed his understanding of an artist’s role in defining a community’s culture and history. Being an Eagle Scout developed his sense of community, patriotism and appreciation for the natural world. Joe is a native of Akron, Ohio, who graduated from Kent State University with a degree in graphic design. He and his wife, Eva, started their own design firm, JEB Design, Inc., in 1998, and continue to work from home while raising their two boys.