Featured Artist: Terry Smith
One of the creative talents behind the smALL-Stars product line is sports artist Terry Smith. His work has been featured in the sports collector’s market in various forms over the last quarter century.
He was the creator and original artist for the Provision insert cards for the Fleer brand in the early 90’s. His signature “sports fantasy” style set a distinctive tone for the product line and his still acknowledged by collectors today as one of the items that got them into collecting trading cards back in the day.
He also created a special five card Lakers greats insert card set in the early 90’s for the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a Los Angeles Times Great Western Forum tribute card set. The set features Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Wilt Chamberlain.
Terry has gone to create some of the most well-known logos and designs in sports today. Most notably the marks and uniform designs for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The Sharks merchandise and uniforms continue to be among the best-selling items in all of sports worldwide.
Terry special interest also include the world of gaming and spent time as an Art and Creative Director for the first edition of God of War for Sony’s PlayStation as well as multiple titles at Electronic Arts.
After taking a short twenty-five-year hiatus from painting, Terry has returned to his true passion, creating new pieces of art of the globe’s top athletes. We are lucky to present a sneak peek at some of the new works. We hope to make some of these pieces available to smALL-Stars fans in the coming year. Stay tuned.