AFA Class of 1977 40th Anniversary Print

To commemorate 40 years since we graduated and in keeping with ’77’s unique spirit FrogDog Art Studios (owned and operated by a '77 classmate) presents a Class Painting unlike anything that has ever been done before.


This class painting was created to be personalized to represent you and your career.


Flyers can have their favorite type of aircraft on it.  KC-135? F-106? Glider? Whatever you flew!  If you were a Communications Officer, you can have antennas or another image that fits with with what you did.  Space guys?  A satellite?  Or maybe a Cray 1 for the computer guys?   We will work with you to choose an image that fits YOU.


Here’s how it works.


We created a master painting, filled with layers of symbolism.  The master painting symbolizes the shared core of '77s experience, the roots of our careers and our lives.   See the image below.


The individual elements of the painting provide additional symbolism.


    • The flag fills the background and represents the idea of brotherhood in service to the country above all else.   This was the backdrop, if you will, of our careers and our lives,

    • A blue line across the bottom signifies that we are members of “The Long Blue Line”, that special brotherhood forged at the Air Force Academy and unbroken since 1959.

    • The Bring Me Men ramp,

    • The Air Gardens,

    • The Chapel,

    • A T-33, the common airplane in which we all got a Stardust ride,

    • The terrazzo, as it looked when we were there

    • The Eagle and Fledgling statue which represents the
       foundation of knowledge, both academic and self, the Academy gave us to live our lives.

    • And hiding in the trees of the Air Gardens, the JPT  Guy is taking a stroll (Keep On Truckin' man is used with permission).



Then we overlay images that represent your career over the flag.  So far, we have rendered buildings under construction, FBI Badges and nuclear explosions, as well as numerous aircraft featuring details like tail numbers and pilot's names under the cockpit.   After the custom work is done we print it as a fine art giclee'  and send it to you for framing and display.   Click on the pictures below for some  ideas:













This is an unparalleled opportunity to own a personalized painting remembering your specific career and the place where it all began.


Individually commissioned paintings can run thousands of dollars.  This is your chance to get one for a small fraction of those prices.


Select your personalized giclee' print from one of  3 sizes:

Giclee' (pronounced "G-clay") is a fine art digital printing process using archival inks and papers and a state-of -the-art high end inkjet printer.   The giclee' process is considered  to be the highest quality reproduction method currently available.

By special request, for those who would like to remember their Academy days but are not interested in personalization, we offer a modified version of the master painting with the class ring crest.  See below.

Click on one of the buttons above to order today.   A price increase is coming soon so lock in your price while you can.

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