Game Changing Moments in Sports History
While reading a few sports articles, I came across the story that the former San Francisco 49rs quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, still doesn’t have a team to play with. As most of us know he gained an even bigger spotlight for taking the knee during the national anthems as a form …
While reading a few sports articles, I came across the story that the former San Francisco 49rs quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, still doesn’t have a team to play with. As most of us know he gained an even bigger spotlight for taking the knee during the national anthems as a form of protest for the wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in this country. This is the same kid that in 2013 was going to lead his team to play back to back Superbowls. Outraged by the social adversities in America, he decided to use the NFL as a platform to raise his voice in a peaceful way.
However, this isn’t the first athlete to use their platform to take a political stance on something. It has happened often throughout the years, from Olympic athletes holding their fist in the air to Lebron James and other athletes wearing I can’t breathe t-shirts. Some of these moments in history may not be that familiar to you, but thankfully when it comes to art, it can live forever. Bleacher Report teamed up with the art community organization, Creative Action Network, and commissioned 20 artists to each create a single artwork that portrays these sports figures and historical events. This community of artists is known for creating advocate art with a meaningful purpose. All together they make up Transcend, a collaborative collection of illustration and art exploring many different styles, such as vector illustration. These creative art pieces capture every single moment that highly impacted the history of sports, either in a literal or abstract way.
Although these illustrations can be quite playful, the custom type within each illustration adds deeper meaning to the image, completing its impactful message. For those like myself that weren’t put on this earth to present moments like Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barriers, you’ll enjoy seeing these creative pieces that are accompanied with captions explaining each event. For those that would like to purchase these illustrations in prints, you can purchase them here. All proceeds will support the Boys & Girls Club organization.