What Does Pope Francis & Philly Soft Pretzels Have in Common?

Well nothing, really.

But that isn’t stopping Overbrook Farms-based studio The Grand Review from jumping on the opportunity to use Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families as an excuse to make some “local graphic delights.”

Pope Francis Soft Pretzel Print

Working with legendary Oslo based vintage surfer / vintage hot rod artist Fred Lammers, The Grand Review’s Todd Kimmell tells us that the Popeadelphia prints are meant to be a fun representation of the Pontiff’s visit, not gaudy or crass. The soft pretzel print is one in a series of prints the studio has created and are now selling on The Grand Review Etsy Shop.

As soon as they finished the print of the Pope with a soft pretzel, he framed one up and took it right over to Center City Pretzel Bakery on Washington Avenue, where they “whooped with joy” and immediately hung it up in their lobby. (Ed. note: we’d love to see a picture of this!!)

These kitschy souvenirs could become collectors items, so get ’em while you can? These are wayyy better than the Pope Francis bobblehead.

To learn more about how this project came about, click here.

Overview of Pope Francis prints:

  • All handmade
  • Materials: Art stock enhanced matte paper, archival ink
  • Print size 16 x 24
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.

Our personal favorite is actually the “Tour de Francis” one.

Tour de Francis print by The Grand Review

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