199c – House of Cards

For the third annual 199c show, put on by BLDG Refuge, they sent out baseball cards of former Reds players to serve as inspiration for the work submitted to this year’s show.

I received Dave Parker’s card. I’ll keep this short. His nickname is “The Cobra.” After some doodling, I started to connect the shape of the Cobra head with that of a baseball’s panels. One thing led to another and I ended up with an unravelling baseball morphing into a Cobra. Taking inspiration from the oxidized steel frame I used, I added the matching texture to the print, and the rest is history.

Also, like any good design should have, I had some buttons made of the baseball Cobra head. I’ll have them up for sale soon…

If you’re in the Cincinnati area April 2nd, come on by!

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