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Sharks Unveil the Artist Collection Shirsey Giveaways

by Ann Frazier /

Over the years, the San Jose Sharks have made a reputation of being the team with the unique giveaway items. This season, the team wanted to stay true to that reputation, while also trying to incorporate more artistic flavor and panache. 

With the success of our annual Los Tiburones artist-designed jerseys, the Sharks wanted to take it a step further and work with local- and world-renowned artists to create even more artistic giveaways. We commissioned a group of artists with diverse styles and backgrounds, giving them creative freedom to reinterpret the Sharks crest in their own style to represent the different perspectives of different fans. 

Basically? We got some great artists to design sick Sharks logos. 

Sat, Oct 19 -- Los Tiburones by Abel Gonzalez
Inspired by the Quetzalcoatl statue in downtown San Jose's Cesar Chavez Park. The sculpture is of Quetzalcoatl (que-tzal-coh-what-l), the Aztec god of wind and wisdom, commonly referred to as "the feathered serpent."

Sat, Nov 16 -- "Shark Freak" by Jimbo Phillips
Well known for his design work for the iconic brand Santa Cruz Skateboards, Jimbo re-imagined the Sharks logo using his famous "Surf Freak" as inspiration.

Sat, Jan 11 -- "Open Water" by Jeff McMillan
San Jose native and SAPC25 mural artist, Jeff McMillan illustrates a shark chomping hockey sticks off the Santa Cruz coast with the lights of the Shark Tank and Santa Cruz mountains in the background. 

Sat, Feb 1 -- "Graffiti Shark" by Girl Mobb
Oakland mural artist and Graffiti Camp For Girls non-profit founder, known for her work with the US Women's National Soccer Team, recreates the Sharks logo in her inspiring graffiti style.

Sat, Mar 21 -- "Shark Uprising" by Tristan Eaton
Internationally renowned artist Tristan Eaton, highlights the red triangle origins of the Sharks logo along with layers of Bay Area inspired icons and his recognizable detailed artistry.

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