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Artist Steve Thomas creates limited edition Cal Poly print



It was the best of times; it was the most expensive and yet broke of times; it was college. 

With graduation on June 11, all those bucking mustangs rearing to run wild and free out of the stables of San Luis Obispo might also be feeling a tad nostalgic and searching for a memento of their time at Cal Poly. A limited edition art-deco print (only 900 were made), designed by artist Steve Thomas and inspired by this local hub of academia, is currently for sale at the University Store.

The print features the words “Cal Poly” and its motto “Learn by Doing,” along with a mustang rearing against a scenic mountain-filled landscape. The project was a collaboration between Thomas, the University Store, and alum and director of the Just Looking Gallery Ken McGavin.

“Cal Poly is timeless—the campus may change, but the atmosphere remains the same,” McGavin said in a statement.

These 12-by-18-inch prints are available in-store and online through the Cal Poly University Store and the Just Looking Gallery. All prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist, selling for $150 unframed and $195 framed. To purchase a print online, visit or

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