Don't Call it a Comeback

The Cleveland Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship thanks to the only 3-1 comeback in NBA Finals history. I thought it would be fun to make a 6-color screen printed poster that would commemorate their accomplishment.

I started by digitally laying out wood type to give the text a solid and somewhat dated feel. I wanted the poster to be reminiscent of the old press-style advertisements before there was digital type.

Since I was ultimately going to be screen printing this poster in the end, I had to composite the photography that I was going to use in a 3-4 color process. The foreground was ultimately going to be accented with textures and shapes to make the poster feel more gritty which matches the sports culture of Cleveland.

Take a look at the final product after the poster was all said and done.