April 19, 2017

NBA Basketball Art Collection

NBA Basketball Art Collection 2017
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curated by Yellowmenace (48+ images)

   Here's a fantastic collection of basketball art by superstar Asian artists around the globe celebrating the league's elite players & teams, just in time for the NBA playoffs.

BamBamBam (Taiwan) - 5 pics
HAIKU: Basketball
The shot, my prayer 
The rim, altar. The court, church
My faith, Basketball
BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art
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   It's no secret the majority of the NBA's fanbase resides in Asia. As the league's popularity swells, the demand for basketball art rises in terms of promotional art for online & print ads for games, local leagues, shoes & other merchandise & from fans who want more than just an enlarged game photo on their wall. Many of the artists here make a living from their basketball art & sports illustration. It's nice to see there's a market to support their creative passion.
BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art



BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art
BamBamBam (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art




Hyper3 Ye (China) - 10 pics 
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
   Who will take the title this year? Now that the Warriors & Cavaliers have each won a championship, it would be great to see them face off again to continue the story of their rivalry. 
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art


Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
   When basketball is more than a game. It was courageous performance from Isaiah Thomas in round 1 game 1, who played shortly after his sister died unexpectedly in a car accident. If there was any doubt about his will, desire & toughness before, he proved, unequivocally that he is a true baller in that game. 
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
   Harden or Westbrook, who is your MVP?
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Hyper3 Ye (China) - NBA Basketball Art


   This year's Playoffs is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic ever. Starting off with Isaiah Thomas' sister's tragic accident. Then Rondo breaks his thumb just after showing revitalizing effort. Blake Griffin is out, again. Durant is off & on with his shaky legs & now Steve Kerr is out indefinitely with medical complications from a past surgery. Injuries play a part in every playoff run, but the circumstances & importance of the individuals involved in this year's games is bringing more emotion & impact to each series & this is only the first round!

Begin Again aka Wujianwu (China) - 4 pics
Begin Again aka Wujianwu (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Begin Again aka Wujianwu (China) - NBA Basketball Art


Begin Again aka Wujianwu (China) - NBA Basketball Art
Begin Again aka Wujianwu (China) - NBA Basketball Art


MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - 7 pics
MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art


MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art
MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art
MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art


MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art
MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art
MinSuk Kim 김민석 (Korea) - NBA Basketball Art


Donny Yu 唐尼宇: FunIdea (Taiwan) - 5 pics
Donny Yu 唐尼宇 aka Fun Idea (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art


Donny Yu 唐尼宇 aka Fun Idea (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art
Donny Yu 唐尼宇 aka Fun Idea (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art
Donny Yu 唐尼宇 aka Fun Idea (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art
   China, Taiwan, Korea & the Philippines are the countries where basketball's popularity is highest. It may seem ironic that genetically, the shortest race seems to favor the sport where height is a significant advantage. However, basketball is also about finding another way to the rim because you can't punch, kick or run through your opponent. This spirit encourages Asian ballers to overcome any disadvantage via practice, study & discipline. This is why tenacious & crafty undersized players like Allen Iverson, Steph Curry & Jeremy Lin are idolized in Asia. 
Donny Yu 唐尼宇 aka Fun Idea (Taiwan) - NBA Basketball Art


Andrew Archer (New Zealand) - 4 pics
   Edo Ball is a series of 10 original artworks inspired by Basketball, Culture, Japan & Ukiyo-e art.
Andrew Archer (New Zealand) Edo Ball - NBA Basketball Art


Andrew Archer (New Zealand) Edo Ball - NBA Basketball Art
Andrew Archer (New Zealand) Edo Ball - NBA Basketball Art
Andrew Archer (New Zealand) Edo Ball - NBA Basketball Art


Michael Matsumoto (US) - 1 pics
Michael Matsumoto (US) - NBA Basketball Art



Vince Low (Malaysia) - 3 pics
Vince Low (Malaysia) - NBA Basketball Art
Vince Low (Malaysia) - NBA Basketball Art
Vince Low (Malaysia) - NBA Basketball Art



Collection by VC aka Vince Chang - NBA Basketball Art
Collection by VC aka Vince Chang - NBA Basketball Art


Collection by VC aka Vince Chang - NBA Basketball Art
Collection by VC aka Vince Chang - NBA Basketball Art
Collection by VC aka Vince Chang - NBA Basketball Art


Felix Ip 葉偉青 (Hong Kong) - 4 pics
Felix Ip 葉偉青 (Hong Kong) - NBA Basketball Art
Felix Ip 葉偉青 (Hong Kong) - NBA Basketball Art
Felix Ip 葉偉青 (Hong Kong) - NBA Basketball Art
Felix Ip 葉偉青 (Hong Kong) - NBA Basketball Art



Michael Wong aka MW.416 - NBA Basketball Art
   These are wonderfully editorial illustrations that address real issues in the NBA, like Lebron chasing Jordan's ghost & Derrick Rose trying to blossom again & again after endless injuries.
Michael Wong aka MW.416 - NBA Basketball Art
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Michael Wong aka MW.416 - NBA Basketball Art


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