I am happy to announce that this coming season I will be a graphic design intern for the Kentucky Xtreme. The Xtreme are a professional indoor football team in Louisville that are part of the CIFL. They play their home games at Freedom Hall and will host 6 games this season, starting in February. I am excited to be part of the team, and I look forward to helping the team promote and grow in the area. Here is the first piece I did for them, a wallpaper featuring a stylized version of the logo. Visit the teams website to view the schedule, the roster (several former UofL players), and ticket information. It is a very exciting brand of football, and I look forward to seeing you all at games this season.
Over the past few years I’ve tried to get more and more into the NBA, and I decided that having a team to follow would make that easier. The task then became picking a team that to call my own, and as an adult, that is harder than you would think. Growing up in the 90’s, Michael Jordan was my idol and therefore the Bulls were my team. As I grew older I got less interested in the NBA, eventually not watching it at all. So when trying decide on a team, the Bulls were the first and most obvious choice for me. With all that crap being sad, expect a lot more Bulls wallpapers in the future. This is the first (I think) that I’ve ever done for Chicago, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for looking, and stay tuned.
For many Reds fans Barry Larkin represents what a baseball player should be. Not only was he great on the field, but he played with a respect for the game that a lot of todays players seem to lack. Larkin was a member of the Reds for his entire 19 year career, and did more for the city of Cincinnati than just win baseball games. Growing up he was the player that I wanted to be (obviously that goal fell short), and is still my favorite player of all time. Congratulations to Barry Larkin on his induction to Cooperstown.
The season is still early, and the Reds aren’t where we’d like to see them, but they have shown glimpses of what could be to come. Drew Stubbs has started to hit the ball out of the 2 hole, Matt Lattos put together a great outing last night, and Brandon Phillips looks to be getting healthy again. All of those factors made me decide to take a break from the illustrations and put together some more Reds wallpapers. This time I managed to feature 17 players, and a “generic” Reds wallpaper. Some of them are better than others (tough to find good pictures), but hopefully you enjoy them all. Thanks for looking, and go Reds.
Terrence Williams has been one of my favorite players since he played his first game in Louisville during the Derby City Classic before arriving at UofL for his freshman year. He quickly became a favorite for a lot of fans with his exciting play, continuous improvement, and lively personality. He had a great career at UofL, and many were expecting similar success at the next level. After closing out his rookie campaign strong, I for one thought that he would start getting major minutes in New Jersey. Instead they moved him to Houston, where he played sparingly and seemed to not even be given a chance. Although his second season in Houston is still very young, T-Will is starting to see some minutes and make the best of them. Hopefully he can continue to work hard and show the people of Houston why he is so loved in the ‘Ville.