Athlete Objects: Sport Nickname Illustrations from Jesse Hora

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Athlete Objects: Sport Nickname Illustrations from Jesse Hora

Chicago-based Illustrator, designer and letterer Jesse Hora decided to take his sports fandom and nostalgia and turn it into some creative design fodder. His Athlete Objects series is his interpretation of 80s & 90s athletes based on their names, monikers and his childhood memories (with some help from wikipedia).

Since basketball is his favorite sport, he started up his series working toward 50 basketball characters. I won't claim to have recognized all of them without peeking at the names, but see how many you can identify! See a selection from the first 17 illustrations below.

Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete
Design, jessehora, athlete

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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