According to the O's official website, this logo incarnation debuted in 2012 and is referred to as the "'New' Cartoon Bird" with this description: "To celebrate the 20th Anniversary Season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the team introduced a slightly modernized cartoon bird on its home and road caps and batting helmets. The new bird borrows elements from the cartoon bird of the 60's and 70's, with refined details and also the team's O's alternate cap."
What sets Timothy Raines apart from many prominent sports artists is that he didn’t make his name in the memorabilia industry, but rather crossed over from the elite art world of galleries and museums. Raines’ explosive mix of abstract expressionism and brand identity has earned him much praise and attention, ranging from exhibitions throughout Texas and Florida to a 2012 show at the Monaco Grand Prix. He even has his very own Timothy Raines Gallery in St. Petersburg, FL. Clients include Aston Martin, Michelin, Major League Baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and duPont REGISTRY. Raines’ prints are also widely available on MLB team websites. However, this pairing of the Orioles and Braves represents the first time that Raines’ team-logo artwork has ever been publicly offered at auction. To see Timothy in action as he works his magic with paint bottles in hand, we recommend viewing the “Timothy Raines - White Tiger” YouTube video (linked on our website).
Please note: This item will ship directly from the artist in St. Petersburg, FL.