GJ Rockies Program Covers

Project Description

This is the second year I have had the opportunity to design the front covers for the Grand Junction Rockies baseball team. I have been creating specialty graphics for sports teams for many years and they are some of the most challenging and rewarding projects I create.

The cover was created using different key elements including a the GJ Rockies pinstripe uniform pattern which anchors the entire canvas for the remaining elements. Each player is painstakingly masked out of the background by hand, insuring that the mask is perfectly shaped. Then a series of blended masks are used to fade the p;ayers into the background. The player photos had special effects applied to the uniform to give the appearance of hand painting, making the images look illustrated.