Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his wrestler-name „The Rock“, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson.

Beside being one of the most successful wrestlers, the Rock is known for his diverse movie appearences and
his famous workouts, where he demands „focus“ from his workout partners.

Focusing on a vector style and keeping the shapes simple, we reduced “The Rock’s” characteristics to the most important ones.
“The Rock” is not only extremely strong and taking his workouts seriously, he’s also funny and relaxed at the same time.
Therefore this particular workout-scenes perfectly combine the different aspects of his personality.

 

Saul "Slash" Hudson

Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), known professionally as “Slash”, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  After leaving Guns N’ Roses in 1996, he co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. He returned to Guns N’ Roses in 2016, nearly 20 years after he had left.

Slash is one of the best known guitar players and his playing is unmistakable. His fashion style, tophat, skinny leather trousers and cowboy boots, that he kept unchanged over the last 30 years made him an icon of Rock and Roll.

Our goal was to create Slash’s portrait as CGI illustrated caricature. With this technique we had the chance to stay (photo)realistic without loosing its illustrative character.

 

 

Daniel "Danny" MacAskill

Daniel “Danny” MacAskill is a Scottish trials cyclist, from Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. He works professionally as a street trials pro rider for Inspired Bicycles Ltd.

In 2009 he released on YouTube the five-and-a-half-minute street trials video “Inspired Bicycles“. This video has been seen 350.000 times within 40h and until July 2016 about 37.450.000 times.

Over night he became a star. He gave up his job as a mechanic so he could ride full-time.

Over the years he produced many more breathtaking videos.

Danny’s videos are breathtaking impressive stunning playful and rich in variety. He makes every place his personal playground and is doing stunts that you never thought would be possible. They are ideas brought to life!

We wanted to create a playful entertaining detailed and very likeable portrait illustration of Danny. Just as his videos and his riding style is and as we think he as a person is.

So we picked iconic images of his videos and created a collage of the milestones of his pro-rider career. The ideas he brought to live to entertain his fans.

 

Nathan "Nate" Drake

Nathan “Nate” Drake (born Nathan Morgan) is the main protagonist and playable character of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series.

A capable treasure hunter with a knack for getting in over his head, Nathan Drake possesses both a deep knowledge of history and the devil’s own luck. Though his involvement in treasure hunting provides him with the adrenaline rush he so craves, it hasn’t yet yielded much in the way of actual treasure.

Loves: researching ancient civilizations and lost artifacts.
Hates: clowns.

– Official Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End bio.

Relating to Naughty Dog’s original intention when creating the character, Nate is outwardly and genuinley an “everyman” type of person. His most prominent trait is his dry humour, even in dangerous situations, which can cause him to appear unprofessional.

Drake’s “Oh crap!” moments have become a trademark signature, spawning YouTube videos and a mention by PlayStation Magazine as to the amount of times he says it.

Being an Icon for this generations game adventurers (following Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot), we decided to honour Nate with his own badge logo.

In this badge logo we included lots of different elements of the character, the series, the producers and other parts of the PlayStation Universe. Some only to be notified by Uncharted enthusiasts.

The grungy vintage style suits perfectly Nate’s appearance throughout the series. As a treasure hunter he always gets in big fucking trouble “No No No No” and is drifting around in crappy areas.

 

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Ernesto “Che” Guevara (June 14,1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.

The illustration is based on the most iconic Photo of a single person ever made, „Guerrillero Heroico“ by Alberto Korda. The photo was illustrated by noumerous artists around the world and became the icon for the 1968s student movement.

The reason we choose this image as a start for our series was, that it is based on an image known by almost every person on the planet. But most of them don’t know what’s behind the person every one knows as „Che“. We thought it would be interesting to show some of the persons, locatons and things who made Ernesto “Che” Guevara the icon of the 20th century.
So we came up with the idea to use papercut to enhance the most well known interpretation of Alberto Kordas photo, the illustration of Jim Fitzpatrick.