NBA’s Vince Carter tribute features art by self-taught Filipino graphic designer AJ Dimarucot

AJ Dimarucot NBA's Vince Carter tribute
Vince Carter’s trademark dunk is captured in this poster design by AJ Dimarucot. Photos from AJ Dimarucot website and social media.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) tribute to recently retired star player, Vince Carter, includes art created by self-taught Filipino graphic designer, AJ Dimarucot.

Dimarucot is featured as the Philippines’ representative among the 15 artists from across the world in the American professional basketball league’s “Thank You Vince” tribute website.

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The Philippines-based graphic designer who had worked with brands like Nike, Jordan Brand, Adidas, NFL, MLB, Coca-Cola, Star Wars, and Marvel, among many other collaborations, created a poster design of Vince Carter who retired in March after four decades of playing for the NBA – the first to achieve such feat.

Dimarucot’s poster design showed Carter wearing his Toronto Raptors Jersey #15 poised to do a tomahawk dunk, one of his signature hard court moves.

AJ Dimarucot went on social media on July 6, 2020, to share his newest project with the NBA.

“Absolutely blown away and honored to be one of 15 visual artists from all over the world to be chosen by the @nbacanada @nba to honor Vince Carter on his retirement. This is our gift to the world! You can print a 16×24 poster of our works! I did an illustration and a simple Vince-Canada mark,” wrote Dimarucot about the NBA tribute poster featuring Vince Carter who started his NBA career in 1998 with the Toronto Raptors.

The Raptors also tweeted about the tribute and included Dimarucot’s poster.

AJ Dimarucot is an art director, illustrator, and entrepreneur who has been helping Filipino designers to earn in dollars without having to leave the Philippines through the Facebook community Filipinomads Creative Network.

Philippine-born Jayson Atienza’s work was also featured in the NBA Vince Carter tribute. Atienza was named as being from China where he currently resides.

The Philippines, known for its love for basketball, has been loved by NBA stars including NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning and NBA champion Stephen Curry.

The country is setting its hopes on homegrown basketball star Kai Sotto as he steps closer to his dream to become the first Filipino NBA player.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to AJ Dimarucot for raising the Philippines’ flag in the NBA tribute to Vince Carter.

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