To celebrate the re-release of the adidas Mutombo, the “House of Mutombo” video series presents an illustrated and animated history of basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo. The videos feature paper cut illustrations from Nathan McKee, animation by Jamal Qutub, and music from PJ Portlock. With three episodes and an additional “making of” video clip, the “House of Mutombo” is bigger than you think.
About Nathan McKee:
Making b-ball cuts with scissors like Avery Bradley does off the ball, Rip City-based artist and illustrator Nathan McKee creates paper cutouts inspired by ‘90s-era sports and pop culture. His works have been included in exhibitions in the US and Europe, and he was recently profiled on the ESPN affiliate, hardwoodparoxysm.com. Check him out on his website, fakeyourowndeath.com
About Jamal Qutub:
Experimenting and solving problems are Jamal Qutub’s oxygen and water. As the Creative Director of Nimpsy Studio, a design and animation studio based in Portland, Oregon, he’s collaborated with multiple agencies and studios to create work for clients like Coke, Microsoft, Xbox, Gatorade, FOX, Nintendo, Mastercraft and more.
About PJ Portlock:
Portland’s PJ Portlock is a musician and designer who likes big drums, dusty crates and fast computers. He’s one-half of the production team behind the acclaimed Bridgetown Breaks record series and his audio production was featured in the movie, “Thank You For Smoking.” His design work has appeared in the New York Times and numerous additional publications and locations.