Bucks pop art inspired posters on display until Feb. 20th

NOW: Bucks pop art inspired posters on display until Feb. 20th

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Bucks' latest ad campaign was a push to get fans to vote for some of its best players for the 2024 NBA All-Star game. The posters are also on display at The Avenue.

The Wisconsin Avenue gallery showcases artwork from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) students, faculty and alum. That's what gave the Bucks and MIAD this latest connection. The team's newest graphic designer is a MIAD graduate. 

"The Milwaukee Bucks have always supported the arts, especially with us here at MIAD," said Monica Miller, manager of The Avenue. 

Bree Vouga was able to create a portrait of Brook Lopez. 

"Brook loves Disney, he loves cartoons, so it was kind of really fitting that I chose this style and chose this comic book style," said Vouga.

Pop art was the theme of the campaign, and it wasn't a random choice. It was based on the artist of the Bucks popular 70's Mecca court, Bob Indiana.

"The court that made Milwaukee famous," said Vouga.

Indiana also had a deep connection to the state where the 2024 all-star game is happening -- Indiana. 

"From there we kind of boiled it down to the theme of pop art, so our style was kind of an amalgamation of pop art from the pop art movement," said Vouga. 

It's colorful, it's a little retro and it may have worked giving people a quick QR code to scan at the gallery. Giannis Antetokounmpo received the most votes in the league, dethroning Lebron James after seven years. 

Damian Lillard also made the All-Star team as a starter. This will be the first time two Bucks players have made the All-Star team in 50 years. 

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