| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the unveiling of the 2013 U.S. Open Theme Art, as designed by renowned artist and designer Gary Townswick. The artwork exemplifies the spectacle of America’s Grand Slam, one of the world’s premier sports and entertainment experiences, set beneath the skyline of New York City, the home of the US Open and the biggest stage in sports.

The 2013 U.S. Open theme art, the first U.S. Open theme art to feature day and night designs, places center court in the eye of a packed stadium and impressive silhouettes of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and Midtown Manhattan. The art will be incorporated into 2013 U.S. Open promotional materials and publications, including the official tournament guide and tickets, which go on sale to the general public on June 10.

“There’s no greater stage in tennis than at the US Open,” said USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Gordon Smith. “This year’s theme art is a perfect tribute to the preeminence and wonder of summer days and nights at the US Open in New York City.”

Townswick, who holds a Master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University and an undergraduate degree in fine arts from the University of Nebraska, has worked in the commercial and fine arts industries for over 25 years. The founder of GT Illustration & Design, Townswick has won many awards in both genres.