Sporting KC, the Major League Soccer team of Kansas City, commissioned me to create a three-part artist poster series. The prints were given out at the beginning of each match, to the 18,000-plus attendees.
For the first poster, we focused on using landmarks from our two states and the icons of Sporting KC; their signature colors, the 2013 MLS cup, blue smoke, the argyle pattern, the stadium's distinct awning, even a curling "S" scarf! We were also able to showcase their "We. Together." marketing campaign.
For the second giveaway print, to celebrate the 100th straight MLS sellout inside Children's Mercy Park, we used favorite moments of Sporting fireworks and revelry. We featured scenes of Jimmy Nielsen, Matt Besler, and Graham Zusi celebrating the 2013 MLS Cup; Gerso Fernandes' signature celebration (which he used that night after his goal); Aurelien Collin after his 2013 score; honoring the fans in front of The Cauldron.
For the final poster, I took up the challenge of creating portraits of our local soccer luminaries: Jimmy Conrad, Roger Espinoza, Tony Meola, Preki, Peter Vermes, Benny Feilhaber.