ABOUT
Wes is a graphic designer at The Athletic working across brand, editorial, and social. He is also available for freelance oppurtunities in the areas of graphic design, illustration, and art direction. 

For inquiries please contact:
︎ wesmccabe[at]gmail.com

CLIENTS
Franchise Magazine, Dreamville Records, The Gap, The Athletic, Optimizely, Layup Ent.

CAPABILITIES
Identity, Branding, Packaging, Photo Illustration, Type Design, Collage, Motion Graphics, Art Direction.



LINKS
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INDEX        PROCESS



JAYAIRE WOODS ‘20 SINGLES

Creative direction, branding, and design across three singles released in the spring of 2020 for Chicago artist Jayaire Woods — named ”10 Artists to Watch in 2020“ by Highsnobiety and ”Best New Artists“ by Complex.

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TYPE: Album Art
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: Layup Entertainment



DAVID ALDRIDGE ON DENNIS RODMAN

A series of spreads to promote an editorial piece by The Athletic’s editor-in-cheif, David Aldridge. The piece is titled ”Rodman, the Pistons and Jordan: ‘The Last Dance’ and the hatreds of the ’80s.“ 

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TYPE: Social Post
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: The Athletic




THE MATCHUP NO. 5

Franchise Magazine is dedicated to global basketball culture. Franchise seeks to document the stories and ideas that shape the sport. To promote their brand they launched a series called “The Matchup” to promote their must see games of the week. They invite artists and designers to create posters for these “matchups.” This one was created during COVID-19 when the NBA was on pause and NBATV was airing Hardwood Classics games. 

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TYPE: Poster
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: Franchise Magazine




AN INTERVIEW WITH RICH PAUL

I created the feature image for a lead piece by Joe Vardon on The Athletic. Joe Vardon interviewed super agent Rich Paul on his foray into new sports, LeBron-MJ talk and more.

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TYPE: Editorial Illustration
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: The Athletic




CJ, DAME, MELO

A series of collages using vintage ephemera and halftone cutouts of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Carmelo Anthony to celebrate the return of Carmelo Anthony to the NBA.

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TYPE: Illustration
YEAR: 2019
CLIENT: Personal




MASKED LIFE

A massive pale waxwork of a woma / Forever rotating in horrible slow motion, / The statue spins like a top on the grease of dreams, / A blind lighthouse whose eclipsed face is / Haloed with a numb nimbus of horror

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JUN 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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VACANCY IN GLASS

To a palace made / Of wind / To a palace whose towers / Are pillars of fire by day / To an opal palace / In the sky's zenith heart

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JUN 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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WIND FIRE

They say when there was no / Such thing as time or place / The wind lived by itself / Whirling in empty space / To fill a hungry hear / Unborn with sighs until / From rubbing wind on wind

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MAY 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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TO THE NORTH WIND

Alive yet not alive you crawl in stone / Prisoner of an air castl / Lover in a dread / Crushed in advance / By the heavy heav / Marble anchor of the / Death you have been howling for for a hundred centuries

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APR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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THE MYSTIC EGG

... And when the cycle of his sufferings ended / From an Antarctic refuge he ascended / Into the cold nude beauty of the night / Expanding, full of holes, immense yet light

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APR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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INTO THE EYES OF NIGHT

A woman dozes on a roof her name is night / Ancient abandoned to the perils of intoxication / To sleep's fumbling treasons / Dreamer in an avalanche of slips / Ditched on a high glassy place to eyeball outer space

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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THE PERPETUAL INCANTATION

That awful mask a snapshot
Amazed solitude
Transfixes on the surface
Of a perennial torrent flesh
Casual flesh

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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WHAT A HOWLING SHAME

What a howling shame
progress
has eliminated the usage
of the tinderbox
that pyrological machine

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281

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IMPURE POEM

At the bottom of the green
Waters of death

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MAR 2021
ISBN-10: 0882681281
 

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