Timothy Goodman Designs Brooklyn Basketball Mural
As a graphic designer, a project we should all aspire to work on is an outdoor mural. Sometimes we need to take a break from the indoor activities and work with our hands-on something that stamps a figure across a diverse community. We here in Alfalfa got a chance a …
As a graphic designer, a project we should all aspire to work on is an outdoor mural. Sometimes we need to take a break from the indoor activities and work with our hands-on something that stamps a figure across a diverse community. We here in Alfalfa got a chance a few years ago to stamp out presence on an outdoor mural in the Bronx. Let me tell you it’s one of the most exciting and fun projects I have worked on. Having said that I could defiantly relate to the latest project renowned graphic designer Timothy Goodman has worked on.
Award-winning designer Timothy goodman stamped his iconic signature lettering style in nonetheless than a staple of new york, a basketball ball court. Located in Brooklyn new york this mural was designed for the school ps 135 and artwork extends across a 5,500 square space. This initiative was made possible thanks to The Kevin Durant Foundation: a foundation that refurbishes basketball and playground across underprivileged neighborhoods in America.
Timothy goodman worked on this project alongside the students of this public school. Before he went on to painting the basketball courts he did a workshop where students suggested themes and keywords be used on the design. After the workshop, Timothy along with his assistants created the mural in a timespan of six days. Big lettering was painted inside the three-point area that is accompanied by other small lettering and icons outside of it. The court is divided with the three-point area being painted with cyan, orange, and red. The lettering outside was finished with white acrylic paint markers.
New York is the Mecca of basketball ball, not for nothing, we would have every single NBA star come to New York, especially Harlem to hoop. From Lebron James, Kobe Bryant to Kevin Durant there is no basketball star that hasn’t touch Rucker Park, Harlem to play basketball. Those summer days were exciting and this is why it’s even more exciting that Timothy goodman was able to bring life into a NYC basketball court. It means a lot to the kids from these communities. Check out more of this process below. This summer Brooklyn is going to be balling!
All images ©Timothy Goodman/ The Kevin Durant Foundation