Check out these awesome NBA Finals 2016 Illustrations by Cristiano Siqueira from São Paulo, Brazil. If you watched any of the playoffs and the 7 game final between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, you’ll appreciate these.
They were created for ESPN to be displayed on their websites and TV. They feature the four conference final teams: Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors (Eastern Conference), Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunders (Western Conference) and as you may or may not know, the Cavs having reached the playoffs 20 times in their 46-year history, finally won their first NBA title. The illustrations feature the 4 star players from each team: Lebron James from the Cavs, Steph Curry from the Warriors, Kevin Durant from OKC and Demar DeRozan from the Raptors.
We came across his work 2 years ago when he did some equally awesome illustrated posters for the World Cup in 2014, see here. All his designs are put together using Adobe Illustrator and we love them!
Cristiano started his career as graphic designer, later focusing on packaging design. After 6 years in the design industry, he was able to contribute to more projects where illustration work was required. So, in 2005, he jumped to the illustration world, starting his solo career as an illustrator and we think he made a good choice.