[LEFTERN GAMEDAY SERIES]
sports and art are far too often mutually exclusive from one another. we decided to put together a project each year to counteract this unfortunate truth. in doing so, we are able to work with a handful of extremely talented local artists and give back to the community simultaneously.
leftern gameday series is a project where we handpick local artists to design gameday prints each week to commemorate the games on sundays. we are in no way affiliated with the bills, so artists are tasked with conjuring their own styles and aesthetics to create unique pieces that represent the games at hand, without using any copyrighted team names, logos, mascots, etc.
game tickets are now completely electronic. the only game specific souvenir you can bring home as a tangible memory is a one-sided game program that is riddled with advertisements. in a world of cookie-cutter sports merch and apparel, we are offering a truly unique alternative- something you'll be proud to dust off to show the next generation as you reminisce over what was.
as a bonus hell yeah, we donate 50% of profits collected from individual print sales to local charitable foundations. we've been able to donate portions to the mental health advocates of wny, the family of ezra "pancho billa" castro, waddle's warriors, and black love resists in the rust. we wouldn't be able to give back the amount we do without the support of everyone who has purchased, liked, shared, retweeted, told a friend about the project, etc. and for that, we are forever grateful.
we get all of our printing done locally by our friends at buffalo big print. to date, we have shipped art made by local artists to 41 states, 4 provinces in canada, and 2 cities in england. we have paid out $5.6k to the artists who have been involved in this project, and raised close to $5k for the groups listed above- but the teams just heatin' up, and we're far from the finish line ourselves...