The Balon d’Or is the pinnacle of football, an annual award that celebrates the best player on the planet. For the past decade the accolade has been dominated by Messi and Ronaldo, who have both picked it up 5 times. You have to rewind to 2007 to find the last player to win before the dynamic duo’s dominance, where you’ll uncover AC Milan’s legendary midfielder Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite; better known as Kaka.
Bleacher Report wanted to create a video that paid homage to this feat, and highlighted the reasons why this forgotten genius was so groundbreaking at the time.
I worked with Uniform to illustrate and style the video. It was later used on the Bleacher Report social media channels during the build up to the 2017 award ceremony.
Client_ Bleacher Report
Role_ Illustrator / Art Director
Nike Epic ReactIllustration
Johnnie Walker CaliforniaIllustration
The Forgotten GeniusIllustration
Ventilator OGGraphic Design
World Cup 2018Project type
Heist and Stowaway CansIllustration
Be the OriginalGraphic Design
Ryder Cup Playing CardsIllustration
Cocktail World CupIllustration
Served Winners TrophyIllustration
Sign up to my quarterly newsletter to keep up to date with new work and news.
2018 TJ Nicklin - All rights reserved