Yong Hong Zhong
Acrylic paint and white gesso
I want to incorporate the Rip City mark into the designs that embody nature, natural beauty and environmental sustainability that the city of Portland represents.
Live Greener Game
April 3 vs. Memphis
Acrylic and spray paint
Two nostalgic fragments depicting the searing energy of rivalry, the threat of defeat and the thrill of the score.
Women in Sports Night
March 7 vs. Oklahoma City
(U.S Navy Veteran) Chad Brown
Mixed medium, acrylic and fabric
Nature gives us a dose of the medicine we all need in life. Taking a moment to pause breathes peace and healing for our souls into our communities. Let us remember, in this breath, a shared hope for our world and our youth, veterans and entire community. A hope that ours is a community of equality, which embraces all people. We breathe this same air, across all races and identities, and it is this air that carries our thoughts and hopes to one another. This joint hope brings us together, just as the land beneath our feet is connected and the rivers that run like veins into our soul. We live and love as one nation under the same sky. It is a sky under which lives have been sacrificed for the greater good of tomorrow's generations so that they can thrive and rise as one.
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Veterans Appreciation Night
November 11 vs. Boston
I wanted to create a design that was simple, energetic, and representational of the Trail Blazers home; Portland, the city of roses.
Fan Appreciation Night
April 10 vs. Sacramento
Acrylic paint and paint pens
Diversity is our greatest strength, as a team, as a city, as a nation. I celebrate the diversity of this great city and this great community through bright colors and layered symbols of Portland. As a non-binary transgender artist, my goal is to connect with people through messages of resilience, authenticity and respect.
November 28 vs. Orlando
Oil stick, sequins, beads and cowrie shells
Working with my hands, creating art in vibrant colors and rich textiles embellished with cultural symbolism offers me great pleasure and purpose. Applying those principals to basketball jerseys offered to our community in honor of Black History Month produced this effort.
Celebration of Black History
February 5 vs. Miami
Acrylic paint, bleach and Joey Hamilton signature basketball logo
In the early 2000's when the Diplomats blew up, everything about their style inspired me, I was rocking the personalized name earrings and long tee's, I'd splatter paint on the tee's and felt just like Camron walking into school. As I got older, I'd still pull style inspirations from them and incorporate it into my everyday fits. I wanted this jersey to be a reflection of the Dipset phase and reflection of what I like now, splattered paint, bleach for a vintage look and my signature colored logo.
Alex Jackson Brown
Repurposed Blazer-themed McDonald's mini basketballs, Pro Club white tee (XXL) and Custom headband embroidered chenille patch
Can I Get A Headband?
Revisiting childhood memories of McDonald's visits searching for mini Blazer basketballs; and backyard hangouts envisioning myself as both Sheed and Mighty Mouse. You know they were both pulling up with the 3X Pro Club, for obvious reasons.
Michael J Feliz
Being immersed in a city surrounded by lush forests and snowcapped mountains is a major inspiration for my work. In these designs I attempt to capture the dreamlike quality I've experienced when exploring the many parks and forests around Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
Ene-be-a Hispanic Heritage Celebration
March 9 vs. Phoenix
Acrylic paint pen on jersey
For this project I wanted to showcase the iconic views that make up Portland. By juxtaposing the view east of Mount Hood with the new and changing cityscape as well as the unforgettable structures that span our city, both new and old, I was able to capture what it means to be a part of Rip City.
Screen Print on polyester mesh
Pendelton inspired print paying homage to all thing Oregon, including some of Oregon's most iconic things: mountains, rivers, trees, roses and hoops. Printed in Portland, Oregon.
Isaka Shamsud-Din is an artist, educator, and activist who has been capturing the lives, histories, and cultures of African American and African diaspora peoples in his paintings, drawings, murals, teachings, and community projects for most of his 77 years.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 8 vs. New Orleans