The blog of designer/illustrator Aldous Massie.

Early February, I was commissioned by Brooklyn agency Doubleday & Cartwright to participate in a special exhibition for Nike to celebrate Michael Jordan’s 50th birthday.

50 artists from around the world were each given one of fifty of Jordan’s greatest moments. I was asked to illustrate an interpretation of the birth of the Air Jordan “Jumpman” silhouette.
The illustration is a depiction of the original photograph, which was attached as a tag on the first Air Jordan shoes.

Compositional sketch with pencil on paper.

Final artwork, which prints at 11″ by 14″.

The artwork was exhibited for Michael Jordan’s birthday at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston on the 17th of February, 2013.
Official photos from the exhibition have not yet been released, but I found this on Instagram (you can see the artwork if you squint).