Sunday, August 26, 2012

NBA Halloween Patch

Being such a big fan of graphics, especially logos, I always look forward to seeing what type of patches the NBA Jerseys feature each year.  For example, on Christmas, the NBA Jerseys had a Snow Flake patch.  During the NBA Finals, they've had the Larry O'Brien Trophy patch as well as the new NBA Finals logo patch.  I like that kind of stuff.

Well, considering the NBA has nine Home Openers on Halloween night, I'm curious if they'll have anything Halloween related on the Jersey?  I absolutely love Halloween and always look forward to what the NBA has planned, but they've never done anything before.  So, of course, I had to design my own.

I don't know if there's anything that represents Halloween better than a carved pumpkin, so that's what I went with.  Instead of a Jack-O-Lantern face, I incorporated the NBA logo and the year.  I like that the design, particularly the edges, are a bit uneven.  Halloween is a playful holiday and should never be taken so serious.  The intended "sloppiness" to the outer edges is my way of symbolizing that child-like feeling Halloween evokes.

The Chicago Bulls open their season on Halloween Night

Because I love Halloween so much, I might play with a few other ideas as we get closer to the season.  I may also make custom Halloween Jerseys for the home teams playing that night.  On days like Halloween, Christmas, and St. Patty's Day, the NBA (and all sports) should always take advantage of the season and marketing possibilities.  


Monday, August 20, 2012

Pop Tarts - Limited University Edition

Next month, Kelloggs will be releasing five "Printed Fun" University Edition Pop-Tarts.  Included : North Carolina University, The University of Florida, The University of Michigan, The University of Georgia, and Arkansas.  Today, the box art for those editions were revealed.  

Here are the Actual Pop-Tart Boxes to be released :

Not bad.  I get that the focus is on the printed logo, but I think they dropped the ball.  Why Strawberry?  Why not Blueberry for NCU?  Why that red bar across the front?  We all know how traditional and classic that North Carolina blue is.  Why not incorporate it more and really make it stand out?

Well, I can't answer those questions.  But continuing my theme of diversity here on The GraphiCKs, I'm presenting mock-up designs that I think represents the Universities better.  In both flavor and design.

 What do you think?
Would you rather look at mine or the originals?
Which would you buy first?
Let me know @CKCash30

I will be working on further designs for additional products in the future.  I've always been fascinated by package art and how it pulls the consumer in.  So making my own in my spare time is always fun.


New York Mets - David Wright

Again, this blog is meant to feature more than just Nets graphics and designs, but I'll admit, I haven't done that great of a job proving otherwise.  However, regardless, I will be showcasing everything and anything I come up with in the world of sports, movies, TV, music,entertainment, and products.  I want this to become diverse as I move forward.  So, if you're wondering why I'm debuting my favorite MLB team, the Mets, on my graphics site, you now know why!

With that said, here's three variations of a design I made featuring David Wright.

I'm sure there will be more New York Mets graphics coming in the future.  Unlike the Nets, there isn't anything "new" to focus on, but they're still my team and certainly something I enjoy.. even though they suck, right now.  Ah well..


Brooklyn Nets Iphone Background

While playing around with Stock Images and the Brooklyn Nets secondary logo, I came up with a pretty cool Iphone Background.  If you have an Iphone, feel free to use it!  If you do, I'd love to see a snapshot.. Send it to me @CKCash30 on Twitter!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Brooklyn Nets - Opening Night

On November 1st, 2012, the Brooklyn Nets will officially open their season at the Barclays Center against the New York Knicks.  These are my promotional graphics for that monumental occasion.

On Opening Night, everything is Black and White

As the Nets have been saying, "A Storm Is Coming."

On Opening Night, only one team can emerge victorious.  We Will Rise.


Brook Lopez with the Slam

This may be the first time I posted a Brooklyn Nets graphic featuring two Nets in one live shot.  That is what lured me into designing this one.  I thought it would be interesting to see what it may look like when we take on the Knicks and this picture was perfect to play with.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Brian Scalabrine

Rumor has it that the Nets will be offering former Net, Brian Scalabrine, a training camp invite.  Scalabrine was a part of our run to the finals ten years ago and may now be returning to the team that drafted him.  I've always like Scal so I wouldn't mind seeing a return, but I was more excited about putting him in black and white.

I can't take credit for the original photo featuring Brian emerging from the fire.  Somebody else made that and credit must go to that unknown artist.  But I am taking credit for adding the Brooklyn Black and White, along with the logo.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Superman goes to Los Angeles

This graphics blog has been all Nets for the past three months.  In that time, I put Dwight in Brooklyn gear and, because of it, I was put on  But, it's all over now and Dwight has officially been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. 

 Like I said in the beginning, this isn't "My Nets GraphiCKs," this is a blog designed to feature anything I have to offer.  So far, that's been nothing but net, but today I present the quickly designed, Purple and Gold, Superman logo.  As a Nets fan, I wish it was black and white, but it is what it is.  Let's go Brook!

And, while I'm posting graphics that are non-Nets related, I recently made a design for a DJ who e-mailed me for a logo.  His name is DJ T-Conks and was looking for something with a vinyl record and wording he wrote.  He also wanted it to pop, so I went with a blue.  The following is what he received and, thankfully, he was more than pleased!

For your design needs, feel free to contact me at or @CKCash30 on Twitter to discuss rates!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Custom Nets Opening Night Video

I've ventured out into video.  It's not really my forte, but I had to add some type of video for viewers to watch when they listen to the audio I've come up with.

As a fan, I want the opening night to be impactful, setting up the rivalry with the Knicks and welcoming me to the new arena.  That's what this custom Opening Night Intro is for.  Regardless of whether or not the Nets do something like this, I wanted to make my own.

Written by me.  Special thanks to Jasen Anthony for the amazing voice over.  Credit for video goes to all their original sources.  Like I said, I'm graphics and audio.



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Facebook Cover Photos

I've recently been timelined on Facebook and, at first, I was a bit upset.  But, on the bright side, you get to use an awesome cover photo and that I actually like.  So, with that, I decided to use some of my previous designs to create cover photos that fit perfectly.  Here they are..