Every year, the Texas Rangers and Park Place Dealerships host the Triple Play Game Show Spectacular, a themed charity dinner featuring a star lineup from the Rangers’ roster. For this year’s “vintage circus” theme, Launch created a series of posters that cast the spotlight on these larger-than-life baseball players. The look and tone were heavily inspired by circus posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. And the designs proved a big hit, helping to bring a record number of attendees to the event, with signed posters raising extra charitable funds at the evening’s silent auction.
One of the most gratifying parts of the project was when the Rangers requested another printed round of posters because the players wanted their own copies. It’s neat to think that these superstar athletes are going to have our artwork hanging in their homes! Art Director Carolyn Sexton had the opportunity to meet Derek Holland at this year’s event and he was extremely complimentary of the posters.
“I could barely manage to mutter out a ‘thank you’ and was too star-struck to even get a picture with him,” says Carolyn. “You live and learn. Next time, Derek.”
Carolyn Sexton, Art Director/Designer/Letterer
Alex Slotkin, Associate Creative Director/Writer
Lauren Coleman, Digital Retoucher
David Wilgus, Creative Director
Rebecca Lauten, Senior Account Executive
Texas Rangers/Park Place Dealerships, Client