Portland Trail Blazers

Gameday Matchup Poster Design

Overview

For the 2017-2018 NBA season the Portland Trail Blazers started a poster series calling local artists to give their best interpretation of the team. I was selected to create a piece in the 2018-2019 season for a game against the Phoenix Suns.

Challenge

The only real obstacle of this project was the abundance of self-direction. The parameters of the commission were very loose and allowed for complete creative expression. Having grown up in Oregon and having been a huge fan of the team I struggled at first with the strange feeling of freedom of choice. I had to think about what was important to me to include in the poster.

Approach

When I began this project I immediately thought about how the Trail Blazers were larger than life in Portland being the major sports team in the area. I fell in love with the idea of the players and sport eclipsing the stadium and downtown Portland. I sketched several ideas and ultimately landed on the work below.

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