Stance Big Head NBA All Stars

Big Head NBA All Stars

I had the opportunity to do some cool work with Stance in creating some big head NBA characters of the NBA.  This work came from the job I did with LA Galaxy and TDE’s championship Tour.  The throwback Big Head characters are coming back and its looking like i’s popular again.  So I was asked to create one illustration of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Russel Westbrook, Jame’s Harden, Joel Embiid, and Donovan Mitchell, all bad asses in the own right!   They’ll be out early new year I believe for the new NBA season hence Lebron’s recent move to the Lakers so keep an eye out for them!

 

Championship Tour All Star Shirt Top Dawg Ent

The Championship Tour

I was commissioned by Top Dawg Ent to a design a shirt heavily inspired by the old illustrated big head NBA champions shirts.  Most notably Micheal Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and Magic and his Lakers maybe a couple Larry Bird and the Celtics and Isiah Thomas and The Detroit Pistons in there too. But for this design I was asked to incorporate 9 different musicians and their manager pretty much referencing a coach with his team.  The Players involved in The Championship Tour were – SZA, SIR, Isaiah Rashad, Lance Skiiiwalker, Zacari, Jay Rock, School Q, Kendrick Lamar and Ab Soul.  This particular gig inspired a lot more work in the same style with companies like Stance, Top Dawg Ent,  RVCA, and LA Galaxy.

You can check out all the merchandise here

 

The V Room and The Draculas and POW! WOW! Long Beach

The V Room Mural

When walls were being picked for POW! WOW! Long Beach we initially got assigned a wall that was up in Bixby and it was crazy scary big.  Luckily something fell threw with the artist that was originally assigned to the V Room and we were moved to there.  Apparently the owners wanted a local to paint a mural on their wall.  That worked out great because the V Room was our first choice anyways.  We’ve been pretty lucky to get walls where they’re either private or hidden but in this case the V Room wasn’t hidden or private, it was just he opposite.   What we loved about this mural was it’s a staple of long Beach and it was all ours!

I contacted our good friend and Draculas collaborator Scott Nichols to shoot and direct a video documenting the mural’s progress and to squeeze a story out of the week while getting a taste of the other murals going up that week.  Photo below by Brandon Shigeta

 

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