20 years. 20 questions.
Will a first become a franchise?
Leave your mark in The Question Mid OG
Even before his days on the college court, Allen Iverson was marked with a three. But his name would go down in history next to another number: one. First draft pick. First with a signature shoe at a pro debut. First of his team to earn the rookie title. One season down and there was no more doubt. The Answer, and The Question, had arrived.
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Nosego’s contribution to the "20 Years. 20 Questions." mural was inspired by Allen Iverson’s history-making pro debut.
The energy of the work, much like the design of the Question OG Mid shoe, is meant to embody Iverson’s notorious brand of basketball: fearless, explosive and holding nothing back.
The focal point of the piece depicts Iverson’s university mascot bursting through a basketball, representing both his early departure from his college team and his monumental entrance into the pros as the league’s first draft pick. At the center of the beast are circular sections of the red honeycomb pattern from the midsole of the Question OG Mid sneaker – a key milestone in Iverson’s journey, as he was the first rookie to play his premiere game in his own shoe.
A vintage Philadelphia street map serves as a fitting background for the work, symbolizing Iverson’s arrival in the city where his professional basketball career began 20 years ago. A Philly native, Nosego knows first-hand the impact Iverson’s presence had on the home team and its fans, and in turn, the impact they had on Iverson – making the city crucial to telling this part of his story.
Nosego's work is inspired by what surrounds him and how elements of the environment are connected. His composition is often a reflection of his childhood and the way he fashioned his toys in his toy box.
The disordered toys sometimes at first glance gave the appearance of one piece rather than multiple parts. The different moments that make up the creatures are based on the way we learn and how we carry those lessons with us. Each element or object that builds the creature is something from its journey.