The club launched The Rapids Poster Series on March 4 at the 2017 home opener. For select matches throughout the campaign, including Wednesday's match against LA Galaxy, the Rapids will release a limited number of commemorative match posters.
Each unique poster will be available to purchase at the stadium on match day only. All proceeds from the Rapids Poster Series will benefit KSE Charities.
About the artist
Derrick Andre Toney was born and raised in Salinas, California. He found his passion for graphic design and studio art at McPherson College in Kansas. In November of 2013, after receiving his degree in graphic design he moved to Denver, Colorado. He currently works at the Denver Broncos Boys & Girls Club as the Athletic Specialist, where he coaches and oversees gym programming for local youth. He has found success working for multiple design companies, and currently enjoys doing freelance design on a consistent basis in his free time.
Inspiration for the design
"I was very excited to work on a design involving Marlon Hairston, one of the most exciting players to watch on the field. He has such a distinct look and that made it fun to re-imagine him in my own art style, which is heavily influenced by shapes and color. I see shapes in everything around me and it's always satisfying to put those ideas onto paper. I also wanted to show the love I have for Colorado and the Mile High City, represented by the state flag and the 5280 that the players wear on their socks. The stars in the bottom left corner were inspired by MLS, Colorado Rapids, and LA Galaxy logos."