Austin, Texas based artist Timothy Raines’ unique abstracts of sport logos have been licensed by Major League Baseball. To date, nine logos have been approved by MLB, including Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago Cubs.
“Buying art is a more emotional decision than just a product but what is so exciting about Kickstarter as an engagement mechanism is that it adds another layer of collector/consumer emotion – I feel more connected to my collectors and I think they feel like they are supporting someone on a more personal level. MLB teams benefit on a deeper level as well as the creator and the collectors are deeply involved in celebrating the team identities, not just buying a branded product. My goal is to create art that celebrates each team and their unique identity.” – Tim Raines.
Kickstarter Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/
Artist Link: www.timothyraines.com
About The Artist
Timothy Raines is an artist and abstract expressionist working in themes as diverse as the natural world to his own impression of the top consumer brands in sports, automotive and consumer goods. His work has been featured in print publications, television and internet trend blogs. His works reside in homes and corporations across the globe. Tim, his wife Michelle and their 11month old son Cru reside in Austin, Texas. For more on Tim and his art, visit www.timothyraines.com