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Photo of Michigan artist Brian Walline in a rowboat

Brian Walline

Artist & Owner of The Mighty Mitten


"I put everything I can into making each piece a unique, exciting, and memorable tribute to our state's landmarks & communities."

The Mighty Mitten is an artist owned & operated studio with one impossible goal: to make art as captivating as its namesake state of Michigan.


From Copper Harbor to Corktown, I have traipsed up and down these pleasant peninsulas, and in 2010 I finally decided to channel my "Michigan obsession" into art. I've always admired the style and elegance of the old WPA (Work Projects Administration) National Parks posters of the early to mid-1900s, and I sought to emulate their simplicity and distinct imagery while also adding some contemporary flair. Still, the goal remains about the same: to celebrate our favorite places and to spark curiosity in new favorites waiting to be discovered.


Whether your idea of "The Mitten" is an endless beach, a Detroit skyscraper, or even just a hand as a map, we have everything you need to enliven your walls with art that lives and breathes Michigan!

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Original "vintage inspired" Michigan travel art prints.

Michigan themed stickers

Michigan themed greeting cards

Michigan themed apparel

Michigan themed wood art

Artistic Services:

Art commissions of homes & cottages

Art commissions of boats & cars

Art commissions of pets

Professional Services:

Professional logo design 

Professional print / packaging design

Professional editorial illustration

List of professional design & illustration clients:

McGraw Hill

Wired Magazine UK

Urban Outfitters

SyFy Channel

Hertz Rental Car



Wolverine State Brewing Co.

Kickstand Brewing Co.

Faesthetic Magazine

Michigan State University

University of Arizona

University of Michigan

Eastern Michigan University

Purple Rose Theater

- Ann Arbor District Library

Does your business need design help?  Contact Brian Walline for professional design & illustration

Selected commercial design & illustration work

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