Artist Timothy Raines Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Complete MLB Project

Licensed Major League Baseball Artist launches Crowd Funding Project to Complete Remaining 21 MLB Team Logos before World Series
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Aug. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- The artist has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise resources and generate the awareness needed to complete the remaining 21 teams by Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, a significant undertaking with a short time frame and many approvals needed by MLB on a painting-by-painting basis.  The Kickstarter campaign ends September 8, 2012.  Once all the teams are completed, MLB has agreed to display limited edition prints in the halls of MLB corporate headquarters.

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.

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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
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