July 24, 2017

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Jesus Ortega

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Super Cool NBA Emoji by Stefano Colferai

These past weeks, basketball has been highlighted on all the sports channels. Whether it’s the draft, Lonzo Ball heading to the Lakers, Steph Curry receiving the richest contract in NBA history, or PG-13 partnering up with Russell Westbrook in OKC, the talk is there. Maybe some of you don’t know …

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These past weeks, basketball has been highlighted on all the sports channels. Whether it’s the draft, Lonzo Ball heading to the Lakers, Steph Curry receiving the richest contract in NBA history, or PG-13 partnering up with Russell Westbrook in OKC, the talk is there. Maybe some of you don’t know the names I just mentioned but trust me, you’ll get a little familiar with them by the end of this post.

Milano-based character designer, Stefano Colferai, was commissioned to give life to the NBA mascots and players through his unique plasticine animation style. Through out the past few years, Stefano built plasticine characters in his signature style and has worked with a number of prestigious clients…one of them being the National Basketball Association.

The NBA hired Stefano to create a set of plasticine emojis based on players and the league’s mascots. A total of nineteen players and twenty-six mascots were created. Stefano sculpted these characters and brought them to life in a very peculiar way. He added a splash of humor on each of the characters and has them doing some of their signature movements, for example, James Harden is seen stirring the pot, OKC Adams’ classic mustache wiggles, and Chris Paul’s excellent dribbling skills.

These gifs are awesome and fun to look at. If you want to see his whole collection, click here. Enjoy!

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency

new york branding sports graphic design agency
All images © Stefano Colferai

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