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August 18, 2014


Summer is filled with countless memories. Of vacations. Or special places. To keep that always-on-vacation-vibe alive at your office or home, hang artwork by Patrick Reid O’Brien.

The company: started in 2004 in Baltimore, MD. The company’s pop art collection features landmarks and icons of towns and places around the country.

The founder: After graduating from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the fine arts major started his career in advertising. But 10 years ago, O’Brien ditched his day job to follow his passion.

Inspiration: Travel posters from the 1920s to the 1950s.

The goods: Original lithographs on paper ($36 for a 12-by-16-inch print). Also larger pieces painted on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame with a gallery wrap design. Canvas works come in three sizes and range from $129 to $349. O’Brien’s work resembles the weathered signs or ads painted on the sides of an old barn or building.

Shore things: The “All I Need” beach series (5633). Includes some of your favorite beaches, including Hilton Head, Jekyll Island, and the Outer Banks.

Other favorites: The “Life Path” series (3040) in beachy colors.

Claim to fame: Has been commissioned to do work for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville brand, the Kentucky Derby and the White House gift shop in 2010.

What’s new: A series of upscale images meant to be hung together as a set. Check the “new art” section on the website.

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