With his inspiring art and words adorning many a wall, building, car, and magazine cover over the years and clients ranging from The New Yorker to Apple, it’s wonderful to hear of Timothy Goodman‘s latest project. This time, he’s added his unmistakable style to an entire basketball court for a public school in Brooklyn, New York.
Covering a brand new 5,500 square space for the students of PS 315, the installation is in partnership with The Kevin Durant Foundation which refurbishes basketball courts and playgrounds in underprivileged neighbourhoods across America. “As a proud New Yorker and a huge basketball fan, this was an honour,” Timothy tells Creative Boom. “The foundation’s goal is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programmes. I facilitated three one-hour workshops with the kids from these schools, giving them a number of drawing exercises that would inspire the content I would bring alive on the courts.”
You can watch the “making of” below and see the basketball court come together, offering some extra life and colour to the school’s facilities.
An award-winning creative, Timothy is also the author of Sharpie Art Workshop, and the co-creator of several personal projects including the blog and book 40 Days of Dating (whose film rights were optioned to Warner Bros) and People of Craft, a resource website dedicated to showcasing creatives of colour and their craft in design, art, and more. Last year, he launched a global collection of clothing with Uniqlo. And, if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he also teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, of which he is a graduate.
“I’m keen to bridge the gap between the arts and community-driven work, and the role an artist can play in today’s climate,” he adds. “I’m very vocal online about the role an artist can play in today’s climate when it comes to politics, privileges, relationships, therapy, and toxic masculinity. I regularly donate murals to organisations and schools, making work for kids and communities is one of my greatest joys and goals.”