My favorite part about the project is being able to see so many designers celebrate one legendary player by expressing their creativity. Each designer has a different style that is clear in their billboard. I also enjoy hearing a designer’s explanation of their art and learning where they pull their inspiration from.
Out of 34 billboards, I could only narrow it down to 8 of my favorites.
The two hands in the design are representative of when David Ortiz hits a homer. He points both hands to the sky in honor of his mother.
My concept reflects on Papi’s 19 years in the MLB. Each year, unique in itself, is reflected as a different font (19 total) overlaid to create a unique 34. Our careers are abstract. There are individual years with their own characteristics just as the fonts have their own individual characteristics, but the sum of the parts create a beautiful and unique journey and image. Congrats and thank you Big Papi!
– Adam Martin
Credit to artists in order:
Ninth Inning TX