Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jonas Gustavsson 2014-15 Mask

Jonas Gustavsson of the Detroit Red Wings (born Oct. 24, 1984 in Danderyd, Sweden.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

The mask is created in a horror style with lots of scary effects… and among them you will find all the classic monsters from our history… Can you find them all? Beware…. there is Frankenstein´s monster, zombies, the Loch Ness monster, Dracula, The Mummy, Bigfoot, werewolves, Medusa…. It is truly the Monsters Hall Of Fame….








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Jimmy Howard 2014-15 Mask

Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings (born March 26, 1984 in Syracuse, NY.)

Artist: Ray Bishop of Bishop Designs

Article at InGoal Magazine


While the large winged wheels synonymous with Detroit hockey dominate the sides of the mask, Bishop added in some “Ghost” stripes and details “to sweeten the deal and personalize it a bit more for him (Howard).” Along with Howard’s number 35 in a classic font on the chin, there are some sweet graphics that are unique to Howard and the Red Wings franchise. The 1926, the year of inception for the Red Wings, might be obvious, but if you look above the old calligraphic “D” logo on top of the mask, you can see some faint racing stripes.
On the back of Howard’s mask, a crest depicting an American flag, the motto “Let’s Roll”, and the initials of his two sons accompanied by two rampant lions. Underneath all that, and against a brick wall background, the nickname “Howie” is sprawled out in similar “ghost” fashion to the 1926 written on the top of the mask.








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Howard also had a special mask in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The artist of this mask was also Ray Bishop.










Monday, November 17, 2014

Anders Lindback 2014-15 Mask

Anders Lindback of the Dallas Stars (born May 3, 1988 in Gavle, Sweden.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson







The photo below is the  mask he started the season with (not the one above), but it was the best photo I could find of his pads.

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Kari Lehtonen 2014-15 Mask

Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars  (born Nov. 16, 1983 in Helsinki, Finland.) 

Artist: Joni ‘Bona’ Hallikainen

Article at InGoal Magazine

Bona has put two masks together for Lehtonen this year. Both have identical designs and inverse colour schemes, so we assume they’ll be worn at home and on the road respectively. Playing nicely with the Stars colour scheme of green, white, and silver, Bona and Lehtonen have a clean and polished look to this design. On both masks, the new “starred D” logo is featured on the left and right sides of the masks. According to Hallikainen, “Kari wanted to have similar design what he had last season and spice it up with some 1970 era low rider graphics”, and so all Bona had to do was call up Marcus Power for a design and they were off to the races.
On the top of the masks, you can see several old Stars logos, paying homage to the team Lehtonen has backstopped since 2009. The chrome strips and linear design of the mask make for pleasing aesthetics and Bona doesn’t try to do too much with the illustration. 







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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Anton Forsberg 2014-15 Mask

Anton Forsberg of the Columbus Blue Jackets (born November 27, 1992 in Harnosand, Sweden.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson






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Curtis McElhinney 2014-15 Mask

Curtis McElhinney of the Columbus Blue Jackets (born May 23, 1983 in London, ON.)

I don't have any information about his mask at this time.



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Sergei Bobrovsky 2014-15 Mask

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets (born Sept. 20, 1988 in Novokuznetsk, Russia.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson









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