Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nets vs Raptors - DeSigns

It's been a while since I posted anything here on the blog, but the NBA Playoffs have officially begun and my Nets are battling it out with the Toronto Raptors for a ticket to the 2nd Round.  Currently, the series is tied at one game a piece with the competition heading to Brooklyn at Barclays Center this Friday, April 25th.

A few of my graphic designs have caught the attention of Nets and Raptor fans alike, but none more so than the "Just Hold On, You're Going Home" Drake design.  It spread like wildfire once Bleacher Report picked it up and it led to countless Raptor fans ripping me up on Twitter, Facebook, Bleacher Report and Instagram.  Needless to say, I absolutely love it.

To celebrate it going viral and, of course, the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA Playoffs, I re-formatted the designs specifically for fans who may be attending this week's game at Barclays Center.  We've done this before, so let's do it again.  Take these graphics, print them out, and bring these signs to the game in support of our team!!  Hold them high and aim to get them on the big screen during timeouts.  Let's chant, let's scream, and let's go Nets!!

P.S. The largest sign allowed into Barclays Center is 11x17.. Anything larger will be confiscated at the door.










Anybody who brings a sign to the game and tweets or instagrams me a photo of you with that sign @CKCASH30 will receive a free Geeked Up design of yourself before the 2014-2015 season!  Keep me posted!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tim Tebow to the New England Patriots

Today, the New England Patriots announced that they've signed Tim Tebow after being released by the New York Jets.

As soon as I heard the news, the creativity sparked my mind and this image immediately popped into my head.  Whenever an idea hits me like that, it has to be done.  Not later, not in a few days, but now.  When you're a designer, you're essentially competing with thousands of people who are just as creative as you are, if not more so.  You don't want to be the guy who says "Ah, why didn't I think of that" or "Man, that was my idea."  If you have an idea, you have to act on it immediately.

I'll admit, this was made quickly.  I literally completed the drawing in less than 30 minutes, but I love it for what it represents for Tim Tebow and his new team.


I completely designed a body for this mascot based off the old Patriots logo.  The color scheme and style is my own.  The point wasn't to create a cool body, but to show a body at all.  The Patriots logo is just a head and that just wasn't enough to go Tebowing.  So the body was obviously a must-make and it's there to simply make a statement.

So I'm really happy with this.  I could have perfected it, but I was racing against time and other creative people.  The only image that beat me (that I saw) was one featuring the Patriots' head on an actual picture of Tim Tebow.  Not exactly a graphic design, but they definitely had the idea in their head.  Like I said, it's competitive.

#Tebowing

Friday, April 19, 2013

Nets VS Bulls - Playoffs - Round 1

This is it.. The moment Nets fans have waited for.  The moment Brooklyn has waited for.  Finally, we are back where we rightfully belong.. The NBA Playoffs.  As expected, we're facing the Chicago Bulls in what will surely be a battle.  

I know that the Brooklyn fans will be out in full force.  I know the Brooklyn Brigade will be Louder and Prouder than ever.  So, of course, I had to create designs and then more variations of those designs to do my part.  

Let's get these up. Let's get these out there.  Print them and share them with the stranger next to you.  Get them on National TV.  Get ESPN talking about the Brooklyn Nets fans and let 'em know, this aint Jersey baby!


 




























Get these signs out there!! Tweet Players, Celebrities, and fellow Nets fans!  Encourage people to support the team more than they have for the past 82 games! We're going to need it.  Let our team hear you!  Let our team SEE you!  And let's Blackout in Brooklyn!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hello Playoffs

The Brooklyn Nets have clinched their spot in the 2013 NBA Playoffs.  Where they end up is still undecided, but it looks like they'll lock up the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference and either take on the Chicago Bulls or the Atlanta Hawks.  Either way, Brooklyn has made it to the dance in their rookie season and I couldn't have asked for more at this point in the resurgence.  

Of course, with my team back in the Playoffs for the first time in 5 years, there had to be quality designs to back up the celebration.  Today, I give you a few Instagram formatted designs to help represent the Brooklyn Nets, the Playoffs and our theme, "Blackout In Brooklyn."

Save em, post em, spread em.. Get it out there and help the Brooklyn Nets go viral!


Here we have the Brooklyn Nets Secondary logo in all black with a white edge to represent the Blackout!


Support the Brooklyn Nets and the Brooklynettes with this "Blackout In Brooklyn" image.




 This is an old image of mine based on last years' NBA Playoffs T-Shirt collection.  Of course, we weren't included then.  But this year is a different story.


 Lots of hate throughout the league when it comes to the BrooklyKnight, but I'm a big fan of Brooklyn's Super Hero and I think it fits perfectly with our theme!


I like this one a lot.  Put a cool filter on it and it should really pop!
This is a play on the 2007 Nets Playoff T-Shirt featuring Jason Kidd.  That was the last time we made it to the Playoffs.  Back then, it was "In Kidd We Trust."  But now, we have "DWill To Win"


Anytime I get a chance to use the "B" Trophy design I've made, I take it.  This was an obvious, but creative, way for me to express love for our Captain.


This one is probably my favorite because it features the trophy, the logo, and my tag "The Road to Destiny."  We're a long way from the NBA Finals, but that IS our ultimate goal and I have faith in my team!

 

Very similar to a previous design of mine back when the team first launched the new brand.  Now, almost a year later, I've updated that for the Playoffs. "Hello Playoffs."


Reggie Evans and his beard have become quite popular since he was signed by the Nets.  This is obviously just a fun design to portray Reggie's ever-growing Beard.  #FearTheBeard


I really like this one a lot.  It doesn't need any words to describe it.  It's simply Brooklyn.


Why is this here?  Because my cousin challenged me to create an alternate Jersey for the Nets and this is what I came up with.  It features the modern black and white colors and the classic ABA style worn by Dr. J and Jason Kidd during our last NBA Finals Run.  It's a modern throwback and nod to our past while representing our present.  Notice, on my Jersey, it doesn't say "Brooklyn" but rather "Nets" across the chest.  I feel we should have one Jersey that supports the team rather than the borough.  That's what my custom Jersey stands for.  Of course, because I'm overly optimistic at times, I threw in the NBA Finals patch to boot.

Feel free to use these as you wish and spread them throughout the world.  Of course, Hashtagging them #CKCASH and tagging me @CKCASH30 would be appreciated :)