These badass basketballs were the brainchild of German sporting gear company K1X. Each of the wicked cool designs were completed by leading graphic artists to represent each of the four elements of nature: water, air, fire and earth. As a whole, the limited edition K1X basketball series is called K1X 4-E.
Check out the video where graphic designer Bill McMullen reveals the deal behind the design of the K1X â€œfire.â€
Implications - Bill McMullen is my definition of graphic designer cool. Originally a native of San Diego, California, he spent some of his early years in New York as a member of the art department at Def Jam. Since leaving Def Jam, McMullen has worked on independent projects and his own art. A resident of New York's trendy SoHo neighborhood, McMullen's work is strongly influenced by his downtown city living.