While it was on my spring break at home I got to be able to watch my little brother’s baseball game for the first time all season. I really wasn’t paying attention the whole time because I don’t really like baseball and it being little league makes it even worse. But eventually I got up to sit with my parents to pay attention and when I walked by the dugout I noticed his number. Without my request or him even asking me, he decided to wear the same number I did in high school football. I thought that was the best compliment of being a big brother ever.
On spring break I stopped by the world famous Muscle Beach on the Venice Beach boardwalk. I thought it would be cool to take a picture flexing after a tough work out. All of the world’s most famous body builders have worked out here and in the off season some professional athletes show off some workouts in public too. Right after I went to the Lakers game which made it an action packed day.
This is an action shot that my brother took of me at Hollywood and Highland center Mall during Spring Break. They had a basket open for people to take shots. He captured it at the perfect time to show the ball in motion at the top, my shooting form at its highest point, and my shoes raised off the ground. It looks like a perfect still shot for something Nike would use, whether it be a billboard, magazine, commercial, or anything else they would use for media.
For this post, I used the inspiration from my workshop group. They suggested I did more ads similar to my Tim Tebow post, where I took a picture and edited over it. But instead this time I took an original picture and made it so that it could appear as an ad you would see in a magazine. I took the picture at John Wayne airport in Orange County, CA of a John Wayne statue. Then to add my twist of a Nike ad I took into account the U.S. flag in the background for the slogan, “All American Athlete… Air Cowboy 2012”. John Wayne was also known to be a quintessential American masculine figure. I also added the swoosh to his shoes.
For this post I went back to designing athletic gear for my make believe team. The team is called “Team KMAC and they happen to have their jerseys designed by Nike. As I did earlier for my shoes, I employed the colors of my old high school, Escondido High School in Escondido, CA. The back of the jersey reads my name, “McFadden” and it features my favorite number, 5. It relates to my blog because of the sports and it relates to class because its mixed media that can be brought to life.
One of the most popular shirts among Nike are the graphic tees with their competitive slogans on them. They are usually plain with block bold letters on them. They stand out because the slogans are usually cocky. This is my version of my own shirt for me with a kind of cocky tone. If I was an athlete endorsed by Nike I imagine I could have something like this.
For this post, I used the 365 Daily Journal. The project was “Day 171: Work only in black and white(or with black and white items) “. In order to make it happen I found an old basketball trading card of mine, and proceed to edit it to make it black and white. But instead of regular black and white, I gave it an old authentic type of feel that one could see of old sports items. Since the card is from 2001 I tried to give it this feel of an old sports trading card collected from history