One of my favorite fonts stars in this Ted talk by Douglas Thomas.
As KD makes the move that I made long ago (The Bay to NY), and Andre trades in good mexican food for good BBQ, I wanted to reflect on the last few years. It’s definitely not the end of our DYNASTY, but a new page.
Thanks to KD and Andre for making the Bay your home and bringing championships to Roaracle. As the team brings in new faces and moves across they bay, we will never forget where we came from.
It’s been an amazing run for the@warriorsFamily (including me✊🏽) To commemorate the best team ever, I’ve created a one of a kind playing cards set titled “DYNASTY PLAYERS CARDS”. All 52 playing cards were hand illustrated by me. Edition of 100.
LONG LIVE THE HAMPTON’S FIVE!
Sorry Knicks fans. We’re praying for you.
If you haven’t The Quiet Storm Documentary, The Story of Ron Artest yet, you need to.
One of the realist, Meta World Peace aka Ron Artest recaps an amazing journey that makes you understand why basketball is more than a game. Check it out on Showtime On Demand now.
For Inspiration Only.
Go Hoop Day kicks off today for the 2nd time ever with celebrations all over the U.S. Thousands of people got outside, in the gym or wherever there was a ball and a hoop to celebrate the game we all love. I was able to get out and get a few shots up but I wanted to celebrate the best way I know how to today. Thank you basketball for providing infinite inspiration. I hope my work reminds you of why you love the game.
Title: Town Business - Rest In Peace Oracle Arena - 6.13.19
Giclee print on Epson Cold Press Bright is an acid free, 100% cotton paper with hand torn edges. This fine art paper is free of acid, lignin and chlorine.
Each print comes signed & Numbered with a custom embossed, by Dustin.
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6.13.19 - The Final Golden State Warriors Game will be played in Oakland before moving to San Francisco.
I’ve been going to watch the warriors in Oakland since Sleepy Floyd was getting buckets. I’ve cheered a last place team with Earl Boykins who would hit for 30 on a cold Wednesday night with the crowd as loud as they are watching the Finals vs. Lebron. (maybe louder). Studied Tim Hardaway’s game (my favorite player) even before RUN TMC was diagnosed. RUN TMC wasn’t together long enough. I got excited when we got the 1st draft pick and got Cwebb to join “RUN TM-Spree” - Got sad when we drafted Todd Fuller. 🤮. Was pissed when they changed the uniforms to the lightning bolt but the brand of basketball with a young Jason Richardson, GILBERT Arenas and ANTWON Jamison lit the fire for Baron Davis, matt Barnes, Stephen Jackson to make a run and open the doors to the first wave of bandwagoneers (you know who you are ) - The Monta era was full of hope but when new owners and Bob Meyers took the reigns shit got real. Can’t thank Bob enough for architecting the Splash Bros and then Hampton’s 5.
Even living through our current day dynasty, the games most remembered are sellouts against the nuggets just to yell at an old Bimbo Coles and Mark Price. We earned this dynasty.
It’s gonna be the same after today. The makeup of the fans and culture on there east bay shaped the character of this team. Thanks for creating one of the most iconic culturally relevant sports teams ever. Now don’t go and get bourgois on us. Forever Town Business #fuckgentrification
For the art collectors out there I created one, 57’ X 57” Original Digital Illustration is available here
THE DOC TIMES - ALL NBA TEAMS ANNOUNCED
2 Games today… Win or go home… or on vacation.
I wake up every day and I am full of inspiration. Living in NYC and traveling the world through sport & design has always inspired my work.
My instagram series titled #docsdoodles is a reflection of the people who inspire me and the stories they tell. So from my brain to your inbox, I hope to inspire you with my review of the month as well as new up and coming projects. I hope you enjoy.
I’ve grew up at this arena. Saw teams come and go, players win and lose. But us as fans have supported no matter who is out there. Even though the fanbase becomes more and more “gentrified”, you can’t take the soul out of the team. It’s inevitable for the fanbase to change, I just hope it doesn’t effect the way I feel about the team. We’ll have to wait and see. #townBiz
One of the most inspiring graphic designers ever. The forefather of movie title design & creator of some of the most iconic logo designs, Saul Bass created some of the most important design work of our time. #top5
It all starts with a simple doodle. An idea which transforms into reality once it hits the paper. As a veteran in both the basketball and design field, Dustin Canalin has been turning his doodles into some of the most recognized products for the past 2 decades. Whether it’s through UNDRCRWN, a company which he founded, or Nike Basketball, where his work has been celebrated worldwide amongst athletes, celebrities and fans alike.
BALL HARDER VOL 1, “The Bay” Edition is inspired by Canalin’s roots in Oakland. Through this collection of illustrated doodles, he extends the spirit of “The Town” and all of its cultural touchstones.
The spirit of “Ball Harder” stems from Canalin’s own life experience:
“Every time I reach a milestone, a new set of challenges also arrive. It has kept me motivated and reminded me that you have to constantly push yourself to be and do better. The cycle never ends. You just have to Ball Harder!"
On 10/26/18 I launched my very first art project, “BALL HARDER - Vol. 1, The Bay Edition” which came about by all the random sketches & doodle, that lead to big product ideas for the past 2 decades. BALL HARDER VOL 1., “The Bay” Edition is inspired by my roots in Oakland and the spirit and hustle of “The Town”.
Every time I reach a milestone, a new set of challenges also arrive. It has kept me motivated and reminded me that you have to constantly push yourself to be and do better. The cycle never ends. You just have to Ball Harder!
The event brought together friends & collegues from the fashion, sports, sneaker and art communities. For all that came, Thank You! For those that missed it, there will be more. I’m just getting started.