Chicago White Sox™
Minimalist Southpaw Canvas
Why are you called Southpaw?
Southpaw is a nickname for a left-handed pitcher, but since I work on the South Side, people started calling me that - and it stuck!
What exactly are you?
Hahaha. That's a funny question. Some people think I'm an alligator, frog or even a dirty sock. Those are all really silly, but I'm none of those. I'm just a green dude that loves the Chicago White Sox.
Was that really you at the Presidential Inaugural Parade in January 2009? YES! It was me! I was selected by huge White Sox fan President Obama to participate in the historic parade in Washington D.C. It was truly amazing.
What do you like most about U.S. Cellular Field?
The fans! They've been so friendly since I made my Major League debut on June 13, 2004. I love getting out visiting with kids and families at the ballpark.
S. Preston's minimalist mascot series is made for the baseball kids, young and old. These artwork celebrates the playfulness of the characters that roam the stadiums.
WHO IS S. PRESTON?
S. Preston is a former sports broadcaster turned graphic designer, who has turned his love of sports and his talent for art into a full-time business and career. "I try every day to change the way sports and art collide," says Preston. His creative and clever sports art has been recognized by the leaders in sports and his artwork is licensed by both the MLB and the NCAA. You can see his designs published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN and Entertainment Weekly.
S. Preston's art can be seen in stadiums across the country - in team stores, team executive offices and in the stadium concourses. He is also a lifetime member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and has several pieces in the national archives.