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.
Next up in my NBA Player ID Project is @jharden13
This logo illustrates James' "stirring the pot".
His style and look has a retro feel so I wanted to carry that over to his identity.
I was inspired by classic advertisements, art & posters of the 50's & 60's as well as vintage barber shop, men care advertisements.
The combination of the serifs and a playful hands were used to illustrate motion.
I've always admired the logos created for NBA athlete footwear. From Jordan's Jumpman to Penny's 1 cent, Dikimbe Mutombos's, shield, I've always admired the simplicity a logo brings. Over the past 20 years in the basketball industry I've been able to create some of my own logos for NBA athletes (KG, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Vince Carter, Sprewell, to name a few.)
I've taken it upon myself to design new logos for today's newest and brightest stars. Some are re-designs and some new. Hey, maybe they'll end up on a shoe near you.
First up Draymond Green. @Money23Green
I wanted the icon to be a very bold and strong money symbol (could also double as the letter "S" for Saginaw, Draymond's home town where he drew so much inspiration for the person/player he is today. Also built into the "$" is a "D" & "G"
"If a 'if' was a fith, we'd all be drunk" - Draymond Green