Welcome to Mantra Sport's creative blog!
Here at Mantra Sport, we want to do more than just design. We want to share our personal insights into creative business, offer tips to emerging sports designers, and give recognition to other creatives whose work celebrates sport. That’s why we’ve created a space dedicated purely to exploring the creative landscape of sports design, and the work of those who lead in, and contribute to, this exciting field.
Sports Illustrator, Elias Stein, On The Rewards & Challenges of Running An Online Shop
Elias Stein is a freelance illustrator / designer currently based in Illinois. With an emphasis on sports teams and iconic athletes, Elias’s illustration work is full of personality. His client list - to name a few - includes ESPN, Chicago Bulls, Apple, Men’s Health, Grantland, and New York Magazine. Alongside his practice, Elias runs his own online store, Hometown Icon. In his own words, Hometown Icon is “a sports art gallery celebrating the cities, teams, and athletes that fans love to root for”. We spoke with Elias to discover what prompted him to set up his own online shop, and the rewards and challenges he’s experienced along the way. Read more...
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