In honor of Black History Month, the Detroit Tigers connected with talented local artists and invited them to create Tigers-themed wallpaper — featuring Tigers players, logos, symbols and artifacts — through which they can share their perspective on the impact of African Americans in Detroit Tigers history.
Throughout February, their work will be shared on Twitter (@Tigers), along with a brief biography of each contributor. Fans can view and download the artwork from these posts. Learn more about these incredible artists and how they translated heritage to canvas below.
Carroll is a junior at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, majoring in Fine Arts. His work, which represents black culture, is shaped by painting and fashion, along with a fascination of color, power and beauty.
Carroll uses materials like acrylic, oil paint and even clothes as his surface to embody various emotions, including love, anger, happiness, and his willingness to succeed.
Harris is a freelance designer with a passion for turning his thoughts into visual art. He’s expanded his creative arsenal through Adobe Creative Suite to create digital media experiences through static, motion and video content. As an emerging designer in the community, Harris seeks to think outside the box and push the envelope.
McCaskill is a 19-year-old artist and entrepreneur. Before she’d even learned to talk, McCaskill began drawing and painting with whatever materials she could find. From charcoal and clay to music and computers, McCaskill has explored her artistry with purpose — primarily, these days, through aesthetics and technology. She’s an idealist at heart, and believes the sky’s the limit as she tests her potential and fuels her desire for growth.
Marcus “Mars” Simpson
Simpson says he’s called to help people bring their visions to life. As a graphic designer, illustrator, creative director, copywriter and brand builder, he’s well positioned to do so. He recently launched MarsPrimo.com, where he provides an array of creative services for startups and established businesses alike. “In exercising my gift of creativity, I’ve come to know true freedom,” Simpson said. “I wake up excited every day to manifest new opportunities!”