Making Dodger Stadium


We are really excited about the Dodger Stadium print. It was a really smooth process and we got some great feedback from the fans on Reddit (thank you!). This one was a little easier to layout, maybe because it was our first totally symmetrical stadium. (Even the parking lot is a perfect circle with a balanced tree pattern!) [caption id="attachment_360" align="alignright" width="150"]Dodger Stadium Sketch early computer sketch of Dodger Stadium[/caption] In the original sketch we had the team history timeline zig-zagging along with the outfield canopy. This was a great concept but in the end it broke the symmetry and the retired numbers worked better in that space (as they did in real life). Holy cow the Dodgers have been stacked for decades with the hottest arms in baseball. From Koufax to Kershaw; "Fernandomania" & Hershiser. This team has the most Cy Youngs in history by a pretty wide margin. We hope you enjoy Dodger Fans!   [caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Dodger Stadium Dodger Stadium[/caption] The palm trees, funky seat colors, and total symmetrical concrete just scream mid-century California. It's a beautiful place, and it was a blast making this print. Here's the raw text we started with before starting in on the team history timeline (not everything appears exactly in the print)
  • 1957 – team moves (plays at LA Coliseum)
  • 1959 – WS Champs
  • 1962 – Don Drysdale – Cy Young Award
  • 1963 – WS Champs
  • 1963– Koufax MVP
  • 1963, 1965, 1966 – Koufax unanimous Cy Young
  • 1965 – Koufax sits out G1 of WS; Yom Kippur
  • 1965 – September 9th, Koufax’s perfect game vs. Cubs , the first by a left-hander since 1880. The game was Koufax's fourth no-hitter, 14 Ks
  • 1965 – WS Champs
  • 1966 – Pennant
  • 1972 – Koufax becomes youngest player ever inducted in the Hall of Fame.
  • 1974 – Pennant
  • 1976 - Tommy Lasorda Manager (to ‘96)
  • 1977 – Pennant
  • 1978 – Pennant
  • 1981 – WS Champs
  • 1981 – Fernando Valenzuela; Rookie of the Year award & Cy Young; "Fernandomania" (only player in MLB to get both same year)
  • 1988 – Don Sutton returns to finish his career. 7th all-time in strikeouts (3574)
  • 1988 – Gibson NL MVP
  • 1988 – WS Champs
  • 1988 – Orel Hershiser; NL Cy Young Award, World Series MVP, Gold Glove
  • 1988 – A sick Gibson hits a fist pumping Walk-off HR in G1 (with 2 outs & a full count)
  • 1988 – Vin Scully announcer – ”SHE IS GONE!” Gibson HR G1 88
  • 1990 – Fernando Valenzuela No Hitter (June 29th vs. Cardinals )
  • 1995 – Hideo Nomo becomes the first successful transplant from the Asian market. NL Rookie of the Year. (South Korean pitcher Chan Ho Park also recruited around this time)
  • 2003 Éric Gagné, Cy Young; 1.20 ERA
  • 2008 – MLB attendance record. March 28, vs Boston Red Sox at the LA Coliseum in honor of for the Dodgers 50th anniversary; 115,300 fans in attendance
  • 2011-2012 – McCourt pays $131 million to his wife as part of the divorce settlement. crippling the team financially.
  • 2008 – Joe Torre, Manager (to ‘10)
  • 2011 – Don Mattingly, Manager
  • 2012 – 50th anniversary
  • 2014 – No Hitter Clayton Kershaw vs. Rockies (June 18)
  • 2011 – Kershaw Cy Young
  • 2013-2014 – Kershaw continues pitching dominance with 3 Cy Young Awards

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