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High-res logo for Chicago Dogs baseball team

Chicago Dogs logo and branding

Chicago has a new minor league team called the Chicago Dogs, as in hot dogs. They will be playing in a $60 million, 6,300-seat independent league stadium located at Rosemont near O’Hare airport. Let’s be frank and hope the team is a wiener. Their logo is already looking doggone relishing. A simple curved hot dog […]

Game 6 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 6 scorecard for 2016 World Series

So many incredible moments from game six to illustrate Grand slam, pair of homeruns by #Bryzzo, diving catch by Heyward, goofy errors by Indian outfielders, strikeout record almost tied, the incredible bullet throw by Heyward, the scoop play by Báez, super-fraction close call play by Chapman, and this game enabled us to a game 7! […]

Game 5 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 5 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Fun to draw for a win It’s rather funny how doing public scorecards changes your perception of the game. You want the win, not just for the win; but because a win usually comes with some good events to highlight. A home run, maybe. Or some stellar defense. Doing a scorecard when your team doesn’t […]

Game 4 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 4 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Nerve damage? I did so much writing and drawing, that the tip of my right middle finger became numb. The way I hold a pencil, my middle finger gets a lot of pressure. Whenever I write anything, I tend to push pretty hard. On the scorecards, I write really small, so I need more control, […]

Game 2 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 2 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Paintings can be engineered, but most often they are better off simply being painted. Over-thinking the first scorecard is very easy to do. I worked until about 3:30am, because there were so many fun stats to dig out. With the Cubs being in the World Series after 71 years, the trivia overflows. “First time since […]

Game 1 scorecard for 2016 World Series

Game 1 scorecard for 2016 World Series

How I screwed up my first professional scorecard Somehow I managed to mess up a major thing on my first scorecard I did for Chicago magazine. First, let’s set the scene (the mistake comes further down the blog post) The anticipation runs high The Cubs are about to play their first World Series game in […]

World Series 2016 Style Guide

Customizing a scorecard for the 2016 World Series

Creating custom scorecards for Chicago magazine required a custom scorecard template, which included the Chicago magazine logo and the World Series logo. Using official logos makes it all official The logo for Chicago magazine was sent to me from their digital editor. He kindly asked me if I wanted to include it. Heck yeah! That […]

collage of Erik's 2016 NLCS scorecards

Why I keep score at home

I’m still in shock that the premier magazine in Chicago is commissioning me to create scorecards for all the 2016 World Series games. A lot of the thanks and credit has to go to my twin brother Erik who designed this scorecard. My family are big scorecard keepers at the ballpark. We love to keep […]

Anthony Rizzo Cubs gnome statue holding World Series trophy

Oddball Chicago Cubs World Series Champions memorabilia

To celebrate the Cubs winning the World Series, I know you are totally desiring to have an epoxy belt buckle with the Cubs World Series championship logo. Or maybe a laser-etched crystal is more your style. With Christmas around the corner, why wear a regular old Santa hat, when you can wear one declaring the […]

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