VICTOR VAN GAASBEEK

Nike Apparel

NIKE commisioned me to design a series of Tshirts for their Summer Collection. The shirts feature Sliced Pixel illustrations of tennis players Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, both regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time


I set out to design a portrait of both athletes using my Sliced Pixel technique. A real challenge with this design was the fact that I was restricted to only use up to 8 colors, and of course still keep Nadal and Federer recognizable, quite different from all other full-color Sliced Pixels I've been making before this.

The limits in color use where necessary because of the printing process; each shirt has been screen printed. Both designs were available in stores worldwide in a total of seven color variations, for both men and boys.

* Photograph of Rafael Nadal copyrighted by Capucine Bailly.

NIKE Rafeal Nadal Blue Orange Pixel Gaasbeek
NIKE Rafeal Nadal White Red Pixel Gaasbeek
NIKE Rafeal Nadal Grey Orange Pixel Gaasbeek
NIKE Roger Federer Green White Pixel Gaasbeek
NIKE Roger Federer Whiet Blue Pixel Gaasbeek
NIKE Roger Federer Grey White Pixel Gaasbeek