The Seattle Seahawks are partnering with Ames Brothers for the third-annual annual Gameday Poster Series. The series gives fans memorable gameday posters for each home game with distinct and unique graphic designs by local artists for each home game. Each poster has a locally designed graphic that is printed in limited quantities, as well as the opponent and date of the game.
The funds from this year's series will be used to benefit the Urban ArtWorks organization. Urban ArtWorks' mission is to "engage youth and communities in the creation of public art that inspires connections and honors their voices."
"It's huge for us, it comes at a really important time," said Amanda Hashagen, Urban ArtWorks Executive Director, on what it means to have this year's proceeds go towards her organization. "We started this summer expanding our youth programs so we can serve more young people in America and this funding will help us make sure that we're able to provide the type of quality programs as we grow. It is wonderful to partner with the Seahawks in this mission."
The first poster in the series, representing the Seahawks vs. Titans home opener on Sept. 19, is on sale now and features the artwork of Matt Naylor.
Naylor is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Seattle. Inspired to create from the jump, his earliest influences of classic Disney animated films spurred a passion for drawing that never stopped. Since then, that passion has turned into a career doing what he loves; working with a wide variety of clients. Some of the brands he's been fortunate to create work for include Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Ravensburger, Vizio, and ARB 4x4 Accessories. Locally, he's most known for his work on Dunn Lumber's rebrand in 2014 including updated mascot designs, murals, packaging, signage, and store exteriors. His work has been awarded 12 Addy Awards including regional "Best of Show" in 2019.
The posters will be unveiled the Monday prior to each home game and available for purchase at Seahawks.com/GamedayPosters. There will be 250 standard edition posters going on sale on the Tuesday before each home game for $50 each. Twelve additional platinum edition posters will be up for auction the Monday following each home game.
Take a look at the complete 2020 Seahawks Gameday Poster Series, done in partnership with renowned Pacific Northwest artists Ames Bros. Proceeds from poster sales inn 2020 supported Creative Justice, a community program aimed at finding alternatives to incarceration for young people in King County through the arts.