Early this year, I was emailed by the fine folk over at BDA Creative London for an exciting project for ESPN Europe. I've always wanted to tap the UK/Europe market for some design projects so you could imagine I was jumping off my seat with this opportunity!
ESPN Classic was creating a new identity tv spot and tapped several artists/illustrators to do portraits of athletes. It was an honor to design for these fine names in sports -- Ayrton Senna (F1), Jonah Lomu (rugby), Carl Lewis (track & field), and Steffi Graf (tennis).
Below is the final illustration. I can't wait to see the actual animation!! Here's a link to some larger photos on ESPN http://espnmediazone3.com/rs/?c=3055&k=259cb0310f . There's some fantastic work from other artists as well.
Here's the teaser animation: