The Year You Were Born Print

created by

Barbara Buenz

created by

Barbara Buenz

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The Time of Your Life

The birth of a child is a turning point in history, that will change the world forever. It's also a time of life-altering details on a smaller, personal scale. Barbara Buenz's creations commemorate a child's birth year by celebrating the details both epic and intimate.

Each piece is built around an iconic American city--you can find yours, or one from your region--and is printed with your chosen year and an event in that city, whether that's a historic building being restored or a new mayor being elected. The rest of the page is full of infographic-style boxes, with prompts for you to fill in for yourself. Rather than generic questions, the prompts are specific to each place: the price of a slice of New York City pizza; the celebrity baby of the year in Los Angeles; first visit to Houston's children's museum. The result is a wall-worthy time capsule that preserves the time and the place, but filtered through the perspective of your own personal experience. Click here to see all nine city options.

This piece also comes with an 8.5" X 11" printout, for you to practice writing in your answers. A fine-tip permanent marker or gel pen (not included) is recommended. Made in the USA.

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Born and raised on Passports and Air Mail envelopes, Barbara Buenz, founder of Double Bravo Designs, was born in Santiago, Chile and spent her childhood in a whirlwind of continents and cities soaking up the local details and specialties. The birth of her first child inspired her to celebrate and capture the details of this amazing time with the ‘Year You Were Born’ prints for parents to fill in and enjoy for years to come. Sharing this idea across cities came naturally and has been a pleasure and a joy.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
acid free matboard, wood, plexi-glass, acid free paper, acid free ink
Unframed: 17.75" L x 13" W, Framed: 19.75" L x 15" W
Care instructions: Do not get wet. Do not bend. Keep out of prolonged direct sunlight.
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