Friday, August 28, 2020

2020 Topps Project 2020 -- Jackie Robinson by Don C -- #224

The twelfth Jackie Robinson Project 2020 cards is now here and it was created by Chicago streetwear designer Don C. He is an active collaborator with Kanye West -- having been his manager and executive at West's G.O.O.D. Music label -- and co-owns a luxury clothing store with Louis Vuitton Artistic Director Victor Abloh. Don C, though is most noted for his work with Nike on redesigning the Jordan 2 (see it on the right) -- which is on my short list for a sneaker I'd like to have.

As for his Jackie Robinson creation, it is one of the more unique card made so far. In fact, one way to describe his work is unconventional. All of his cards are unique and different from not only other artist, but also from one another. Check out what I mean below. Here is a look at five of his other Project 2020 cards

As you can see, they are all different. Don C obviously doesn't conform to any one genre or artistic style. Rather, he seems to fashion something unique to the subject-matter.

For Jackie Robinson, he chose a style that is reminiscent of the kind of graffiti and art that seeks to honor a loved one who has died. In fact, most of us has seen this exact style on the back of cars and truck beds our whole lives -- something I call "In Loving Memory" art. 

It is raw and often filled with emotion. Heck, I don't think I'd be off-base to say that this piece of art by Don C may be the most personal of all Project 2020 cards we've seen so far.

Go here to check the card out and order. A complete checklist of all the cards in the set can be found here. The reverse of the card is on the right. BTW, you can follow Don C's Instagram: @chicagodonc. His website is here: Just Don. Below is a current Jackie Robinson checklist of Topps Project 2020 cards with their corresponding artist and print runs:
  • #3 - Naturel -- (link here) -- 1,302 print run
  • #31 - Sophia Chang -- (link here) -- 2,741 print run
  • #42 - Blake Jamieson -- (link here) -- 2,980 print run
  • #79 - Mister Cartoon -- (link here) -- 11,643 print run
  • #98 - Joshua Vides -- (link here) -- 20,219 print run
  • #114 - Efdot -- (link here) -- 14,067 print run
  • #140 - Tyson Beck -- (link here) -- 6,068 print run
  • #156 - Matt Taylor -- (link here) -- 4,046 print run
  • #176 - Fucci -- (link here) -- 3,253 print run
  • #194 - Oldmanalan -- (link here) -- 3,268 print run
  • #210 - Grotesk -- (link here) -- 3,415 print run

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