Big Brain Awards

Big Brain 2012 Finalist: Greg Kerr

You submitted nominations for awards given to the Valley's emerging creatives and the results are in. Introducing our Big Brain 2012 Finalists.

Leading up to the Big Brain Award awards announcement and celebration on April 7, Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch will introduce the finalists.

Up today: Greg Kerr

When Pennsylvania native Greg Kerr was 18 he had a phrase tattooed on his leg. It's a portion of the final stanza from the Robert Frost poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

Now Kerr is 32. He has accumulated tattoos up and down his arms, launched a successful resin belt buckle company that's counted Fall Out Boy and Dominos Pizza as clients, and his t-shirt business, Miles to Go, shares its name with that thoughtful line he had inked almost 15 years ago.

It's no surprise that the unabashed bookworm would draw inspiration from writing to name his line of graphic tees. After all, each of his shirts features a graphic depiction of a piece of literature, and he's covered everything from Moby Dick and Edgar Allan Poe to Catcher in the Rye and Charles Bukowski.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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