Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The day has arrived, Land Mind Design has officially unveiled their exclusive LMDxMAMBA Special Edition Tee. If you're a Lakers fan with passion, you gotta try LMD's newest fashion.
Check it out at: lmdgoods.bigcartel.com.
Here's what LMD co-founders had to say:
"With this season being Kobe's possible last, we want to make sure that Lakers fans have access to great artwork to mark the events that this season will bring." - Mauricio Urquilla.
"Having grown up in Los Angeles, one of our goals has been to supply the city with original and creative design, something that Angelenos can be proud of." - Leslie De Leon.
Also, on Friday, November 2nd LMD will be releasing it's Ultimate Fan Package!
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Friday, October 26, 2012
Laker fans, here's your chance to win a RareInk.com limited edition 18x24 fine art print highlighting Kobe's 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors back on January 22, 2006.
RareInk.com better explains the moment...
Every master artist, no matter the genre, has that moment when inspiration strikes and a masterpiece comes to fruition. Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, William Shakespeare penned Hamlet, Beethoven arranged his Fifth Symphony and Kobe Bryant faced the Raptors. It was on the night of Jan. 22, 2006 that Bryant stepped on the Staples Center floor for what seemed like another routine midseason game. It transformed into his pièce de résistance. He put together the second-greatest individual scoring game in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point outburst, shredding Toronto for 81 points, 55 of which came in the second half. The guard did it by nailing 28-of-46 shots from the field (7-of-13 from the land of three) and 18-of-20 from the charity stripe. Bryant’s super-human performance deserves its own wing in the Musée du Louvre.
About the Art
Artist Mark Sgarbossa captures Kobe's 81-point game in a unique screen-print-style design that highlights the date, shot chart, and Kobe's stat line from one of the NBA's most historic achievements.
About the Artist
San Diego based artist Mark Sgarbossa’s work spans a broad range of styles, which allows him to move seamlessly between projects from designing skateboards for Tony Hawk to gig posters for De La Soul, to tour merchandise for Ted Nugent. An accomplished rock poster artist, Sgarbossa’s work has featured such acts as Helmet, Franz Ferdinand, Avenged Sevenfold, and the late Johnny Cash.
- 18x24 print is limited to 250 pieces
- Archival quality inks on 310 gram 100% cotton rag fine art paper
- Hand-numbered in pencil, hand-embossed RareInk logo
- RareInk and NBA labels on back of print to ensure authenticity
- Packaged in RareInk branded gift tube, shipped in RareInk outer box
All you have to do is guess the final score of the Lakers/Mavs Oct. 30th season-opener. The winner will be determined by the closest guess. Be sure to include the final score for BOTH teams. Yes it's happened before where some of you only guessed one teams' points. Submit your guess in the comments section below. Please be sure to include a valid email address in case you win. Ties will be determined by earliest submission date.
It's that simple! Good luck.
RareInk’s mission is to create extraordinary and accessible art for sports fans. RareInk is committed to four key brand tenets: Artistry, Quality, Authenticity and being Fan Driven.
Artistry - RareInk’s art collection consists of original works commissioned from leading artists across the globe. RareInk is dedicated to offering fans a deep variety of artwork that brings to life the top players, teams, and moments from NBA history in uniquely artistic ways.
Quality - RareInk art pieces are produced using only the finest quality archival inks, papers and canvases. Using proprietary printing processes, each art piece is produced to achieve maximum color vibrancy and image clarity. We take pride that 100% of our fine art prints and canvases, frames and packaging are produced in the U.S.A.
Authenticity - RareInk is an officially licensed partner of the NBA. All RareInk products are hand-numbered, limited editions and include the RareInk and NBA labels on the back to ensure authenticity.
Fan Driven - At RareInk, we want fans to be part of the process. With this in mind, fans are encouraged to send us ideas and participate in our monthly Fan Voting program.
Fans can vote to determine upcoming RareInk releases. Cast your vote now by clicking below!
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
The NOC has a new show titled, "Metta World Therapy", starring Lakers small forward Metta World Peace. Here's the funny trailer.
We all know Metta publicly thanks his psychiatrists in moments of triumph but how in the heck will he remember to thank all of these new names?
Here are links to NOC clips involving other Laker players:
Chris Duhon Training Days Trailer
Steve Nash Parodies
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
|Photo courtesy of RareInk|
Available on RareInk.com, the NBA collection launches with 100 pieces featuring artistic interpretations of 40 NBA players and 60 iconic team logos. Each piece is an original work commissioned by RareInk from a pool of internationally acclaimed artists.
Here's the coolest part, fans will be able to cast their vote on RareInk.com to determine future releases!
RareInk CEO Tim Muret made this statement:
“The goal of RareInk’s artwork is to capture the excitement and action of the NBA in a uniquely artistic way,”. “Fans can shape the future of the RareInk collection by voting for their favorite players and moments to be featured as Art pieces.”Highlights of the assortment include a Jerry West-Magic Johnson-Kobe Bryant triptych; ‘90s-era icons such as the Warriors trio Run TMC, the SuperSonics duo of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, and the Jazz duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Additionally, several Michael Jordan pieces will be featured as well as today’s current NBA All-Stars including Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The collection features various styles of art including ultra-realism, street art, minimalism, and screen print-style rock poster art.
Each piece is produced using museum quality archival materials and is offered as either fine art paper prints ($69 and $109) or stretched canvases ($109 and $199). Every piece is a hand-numbered, limited-edition, with release numbers ranging from 100 to 250. The artwork is only available for sale on the RareInk.com.
Based in Carlsbad, California, RareInk’s mission is to create extraordinary and accessible art for sports fans. RareInk is committed to four key tenets: artistry, quality, authenticity and fan empowerment.
“We all have a strong, emotional connection with our favorite team and players. RareInk’s goal is to bring the NBA to life with unique artwork for fans to bring their passion to the walls of their homes and offices,” - Tim Muret, CEO of RareInk.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
On May 28th, L.A. based graphic design duo, Land Mind Design unveiled their exclusive Special Edition 11x17 LMDxMamba Print detailing a piercingly illustrated Kobe Bryant surrounded by a guardian Black Mamba.
Soon Laker fans will be treated to another LMD exclusive. This time the canvas of choice will be fabric. No, not bed sheets or underwear you freaks, on t-shirts.
On Tuesday, October 30th, LMD will be releasing the first piece in their re-imagining L.A. series, the Special Edition BLACK MAMBA Kobe Bryant Tee.
For more information visit: lmd-creative.com/la