The Artwork of Douglas C. Hess
In conjunction with JSAS’s vision of becoming a distinct academic publication, the artwork of renowned artist Douglas C. Hess of Madison, Ala., has been selected to grace the publication’s covers. As one of the premier sports artists of the last two decades, Hess has immortalized numerous well-known moments in college and professional sports history, including Paul W. “Bear” Bryant’s final victory as the head football coach at the University of Alabama and the unforgettable Tennessee Titans’ “Music City Miracle” play.
In addition to the four drivers of its mission, the founders of JSAS chose to add yet another distinguishing dimension to the publication by utilizing its cover to create visual cues that captivate and stimulate, thereby serving as a prelude to and a seal of quality for its contents.
As such, the use of Hess’ artwork on JSAS’s cover will forge a link of identity between the publication and its readers in the same manner that the legendary Norman Rockwell’s art became visually linked with The Saturday Evening Post: by encapsulating moments that symbolize the ideals which JSAS’s founders believe the institution of sport has, does, and can propagate.
For more information on the artwork of Douglas Hess, visit www.DouglasHess.com.