Back again today with more brand new artwork!!  With the NBA Finals commencing this week, a rematch of last years Finals of the Spurs and Heat, oiffers both LeBron James and Tim Duncanthe opportunity to further cement their legacies as NBA legends.  With James seeking to capture his 3rd straight ring,comparisons can further be drawn to the “greatest of all time” Michael Jordan. Like all things in sports it is all about the debate, so who do you believe will be the game’s best player when all is said and done?

 

JORDAN_VS_LEBRON

 

Be sure to check back in again soon!

 

Enjoy!

 

 
 

BRANDON JACOBS ART!

June 3, 2014

Hey everyone, back again this week with lots of new artwork to share.  This particular piece was done of New York Giants great 2X Super Bowl running back Brandon Jacobs.  A few weeks ago I created an Instagram page for my artwork (@joedichiaraillustrations) and the man himself Brandon Jacobs (@nyg.td.record27) was kind enough to comment in support in response to my New York Giants design from their victorious Super Bowl XLVI.    So in response to the support I decided to dedicate a piece to one of the Giants’ greatest players.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram: @joedichiaraillustrations

 

 

Brandon Jacobs

 

Check out this video ESPN’S Sports Science did about the impact and size of Brandon Jacobs!

 

Enjoy!

WU-MASSACRE

February 7, 2014

WU-MASSACRE

Hey, back again with a Wu-Tang Clan side project group “Wu-Massacre” art today. Wu-Massacre was a colabo album from members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Method Man. This piece is inspired by the trio with a kung-fu poster style. Check out the video below to listen to the track “It’s That Wu Shit” from the eponymous album.

Be sure to check back again for new stuff!

Enjoy!

ACTION BRONSON

February 3, 2014

ACTION BRONSON

Back again this Super Bowl weekend with new artwork. Today’s illustration is of Hip-Hop artist Action Bronson. Action is a Queens MC who is a former respected fire-flame gourmet chef in New York City, who branched off into music. Many of his lyrics incorporate food in respect to his past. This design incorporates a “American Psycho” styled theme. Below is a video for his song “Contemporary Man” of his latest mixtape “Blue Chips 2″.

Be sure to check back for more!

Enjoy!

PUSHA T

January 20, 2014

PUSHA T

Today’s second post: Pusha T. Played around with a digital sketch of the new Pusha T album “My Name Is My Name.” This is a great album along with its album artwork. Check out below for the video to “Suicide” off the album. Check back later for more updates!

Enjoy!

 

 

JOEY BAD@$$

January 20, 2014

JOEY BAD@$$

Hey everyone, back today with a digital sketch I did of Hip Hop artist Joey Bad@$$. More to come so make sure you check back!

In the time being check out “Funky Ho’$” by Joey Bad@$$


Back again with another illustration this week.  This week’s art is of “Don Draper” of AMC’s “Mad Men”, one of my favorite shows on television.  The show is a great blend of the dramatic advertising world within a 1960’s setting.  John Hamm’s character Don Draper (or clandestinely Dick Whitman) plays the role of patriarch of the Madison Avenue advertisement firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce.  After a 17-month hiatus between seasons 4 & 5, Mad Men is back in the mix as one of television’s most entertaining programs.

Here is my take on Don Draper, with his notorious quote “If you don’t like the conversation, change it.”, “incorporating a vintage advertisement poster feel.  I enjoyed the process for this piece and may extend it to more members of the show’s cast.  Stay tuned to find out!

Enjoy!

Hey everyone,

Back again to joedichiara.com with some new art!  This month’s illustration was devised in anticipation of the new Men In Black III movie.  Will Smith is one of my favorite actors, and anyone from my generation grew up with him during his pre-movie star days as a member of the Hip-Hop duo “DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince” and on the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”.  I previously did a illustration of the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” entire cast, but this go around I decided to focus on “The Fresh Prince” himself and apply a more digital feel to it.

Check out the trailer to the new MIB3 movie, and see Will Smith discuss the “Fresh Prince” theme song and perform it.  Can’t wait to see the new film.  Enjoy!

“I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought ‘Now forget it’ – ‘Yo homes to Bel Air’
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later’
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air “

I’m sure after last night everyone now has heard of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.  What a fascinating journey he has had to the NBA.  Lin is the first American player in the league to be of Chinese or ofTaiwanese descent.  He went undrafted from Harvard University bouncing from the Mavericks Summer League team to a short stint as a Golden State Warrior, and was waived barely two weeks into his stop with the Houston Rockets.  Had it not been for the delayed debut of Baron Davis to an elbow injury, Lin may of felt prey to a similar outcome with the Knicks.   Given Jeremy Lin’s first 4 career starts (at a scoring line of 25, 28, 23, 38 points a span not seen in the league since LeBron James)  it is hard not for basketball fans to fall in love with this Tebow-esque sports story.  Last nights victory over Kobe Bryant leading a Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire-less New York team was sure impressive, but the true test will be if Lin can continue his production as the team’s floor general once the duo returns to the lineup.  All I know is that Jeremy Lin has brought pure LIN-sanity to Madison Square Garden!

In case you missed it last night here are some highlights from Lin’s 38 pt. performance against the Los Angeles Lakers!

Hey everyone, back again to post an update on the “Ghostfunk” project I collaborated with DJ Max Tannone on back in July.  There were recently a limited number of vinyl copies pressed, which I had the opportunity to design with Chicago distribution company Groove Distribution (GrooveDis).  Here are some images of the layout and actual vinyls, they came out pretty awesome.  Glad to of been apart of this project!

Here’s some track samples of the Ghostface Killah/1970’s Afro-Funk mashup!

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