Do you love lacrosse? Do you also love art? What about looking great while you're playing or watching lacrosse? If so, then you're in the right place.
Lacrosse is one of the oldest North American organized team sports, dating back to the early 17th century. Plenty of changes have transformed lacrosse into the professionally played sport it is today, but it has a rich history under the surface. Artist and designer Jackson Hallman makes art that is inspired by his love for lacrosse; both past and present.
Want to know more about Jackson Hallman and his art? Continue reading to learn about the different types of art and design that Jackson uses to create stunning lacrosse visuals.
Painting Player Portraits
With any sport, it’s the players that create the competition we love to see unfold on the field. For the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), Jackson created a series of portraits that feature six different players. Each portrait was created using Procreate on an iPad Pro.
The portraits feature some of the PLL’s biggest names, including Paul Rabil, Kyle Harrison, and Myles Jones. Using his artistic talents and passion for the present game, Jackson was able to immortalize the stars of this emerging league in a permanent art form.
Lacrosse Social Media Designs
Jackson's artistic nature gives him an endless supply of subject matter, and his social media presence is a refreshing display of his progress. You can find Jackson's designs all throughout the lacrosse world. He often creates topical posts featuring prominent storylines within the sport, such as the work he did for The Lacrosse Network during the 2020 PLL Championship Series. The designs use bold colors, typography, and graphic elements to visually display the emotion of the game. These elements come together to create energy you can feel through your screen.
Iconography for Clubs
One of the most underrated aspects of lacrosse is team branding. Jackson has created brand identities for lacrosse clubs such as Poseidon, Medusa, and Blue Collar. Each brand has its own unique look that is specific to their approach to the game. Using his knowledge of design and marketing, Jackson is able to capture the spirit of each lacrosse club in their team branding.
For example, Blue Collar lacrosse club is a youth box lacrosse team in Frederick, Maryland. Jackson chose a pitbull to represent the hard working, scrappy nature of this team from an area not known for lacrosse. The design features sharp angles to highlight the aggressive nature of box lacrosse. A traditional wooden stick resides in the dog’s mouth, to honor the history of the game and represent the team’s value of the fundamentals.
In the Spirit of the Sport
As you can see, Jackson Hallman is inspired by his love for the sport of lacrosse. With his creations, Jackson fosters creativity and passion for the sport that could motivate others to be part of it.
Stringers Society is excited to announce a new partnership with Jackson Hallman. Each month we will be releasing a new apparel collection featuring artwork designed by Jackson. Get involved and spread the good word about lacrosse by keeping up with this collaboration.
You can join our community newsletter and find out more about the sport of lacrosse by visiting our website. Stringers Society has tons of great information about lacrosse equipment and the best brands in the sport. Be sure to stay tuned for each month’s apparel drop.