Sports artist S. Preston recently unveiled his newest piece of artwork showcasing Minnesota.
U.S. Bank Stadium joins his minimalist pro football collection and is his eighth design honoring the Twin Cities market. The artwork displays the downtown-facing point of the stadium and is titled “Valhalla.”
Preston wrote on his website “Every time I pass through Minneapolis I’ve seen this behemoth being built. And at each stage I’m more and more impressed. It actually looks more like a spaceship, but it’s actually a modern shaped Viking ship. It’s large. It’s impressive and amazing.”
The website proclaims “What do you get the Vikings fan that has everything?” promoting the “living-room worthy” or “conversation piece” artwork described as a “cool, fresh new look at sports venues that approaches the world of sports from an artistic perspective.”
Preston is most famous for his minimalist baseball stadium collection that was put on display at Target Field in 2014. Among the baseball stadium collection is the “Handshake” showcasing the large neon sign of Minnie and Paul located in center field.
Preston also has featured TCF Bank Stadium and its white marble arches named after the different counties around the state, the Metrodome’s plastic outfield wall and roof, Twins mascot T.C. Bear and Wild mascot Nordy, and ballpark princess “Twins Elsa.” Preston even redesigned the Wild and the rest of the NHL's team logos, which are available for free downloads.
His work is licensed by MLB and the NCAA and has been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.