If sorting through stacks of vintage programs and pouring over their hand-lettered advertisements floats your root beer, then the work of Anika Orrock will absolutely blow your mind.
Orrock’s aesthetic harkens back to a golden age of youth, one where you sat at the breakfast table next to your father. He’d silently slip you the funnies, a brow rising above his glasses as he eyed you over the sports section. If you were lucky he’d bring you up to speed not only on the exploits of Snoopy and the Red Baron but also on the stats for the local ball club.
After previously talking to Orrock in our coverage of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Players Reunion logo, I knew we had to bring more of her work to our SportsLogos.Net readers. I was interested in getting her perspective on not only preserving the visual legacy of her subjects but also the general state of art and illustration in the context of baseball today. With her unique experience and interest, Orrock brings to the table a view of baseball and the women’s game in particular that can’t be found elsewhere.
Picture tweed-clad spectators shielding their eyes from the sun as they follow the…