Designs range from interests they have to intimidating images of animals or creatures, but there is no doubting that the mask is one of the coolest aspects of the game.
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Among the thousands of masks to hit the NHL ice over the past few decades, there are a handful whose design and innovation make them stand out as pioneers and icons of one of the most unique forms of artistry in sports. Tech FX paint effect, Gunnarsson encapsulated Bishop’s mask with a glowing, energy-filled lightning pattern on a Tampa Bay-blue backdrop. Tech FX paint here in a way that makes sense – to depict lightning.
Honorable Mention: Jonas Hiller, 2013 last summer, as it’s one of my favorites in the modern era of mask design, opting for a more design-y (for lack of a better term) aesthetic, rather than the busier, airbrushed style (or the “drug-induced, side-of-the-van paint job” look, as Harrison so eloquently called it) of his colleagues. of the Bucket Bracket Showdown finals (link above), but what really makes this a standout is the use of a new medium in a sensible way. Gunnarsson has been a pioneer in, perhaps still the only artist, using glow in the dark paint on goalie masks, and for that, this mask is a trailblazer for masks of the future.
In addition to the rise in popularity of titanium, big grill style facemasks also have become exceptionally popular.
With Halloween upon us and and the 57th anniversary of the first goalie mask (Nov.
Not only do facemasks protect your eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, jaw, and chin, but they can look pretty darn intimidating while doing it.
He had found his excuse to wear a mask during a game, and never looked back.When I think about professional sports and which player and/or position seems to be the most intimidating, I always conclude that hands down, ice hockey goalies are the most intimidating players.