Boston Red Sox™
Minimalist Wally The Green Monster Canvas
Wally the Green Monster is the official mascot for the Boston Red Sox. His name is derived from the Green Monster, the nickname of the 37-foot 2-inch wall in left field at Fenway Park. Wally debuted on April 13, 1997 to the chagrin of many older Red Sox fans. Although he was a big hit with children, older fans did not immediately adopt him as part of the franchise. As of 2009, Wally has become more accepted by Red Sox fans of all ages, largely due to broadcaster Jerry Remy creating stories about him and sharing them during televised games. Wally's official birthday is May 15.
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.