Blue RaceGraphics - Mike McKenna, St Louis Blues, NHL, 2012
David about the design:
I am very happy to present my buddy Mike McKenna´s St Louis Blues mask. Me and Mike have been working together for four years and it is such a joy to work with you Mike. Mike is an extremely creative goalie with so much cool ideas. We did a lot of thinking and brainstorming before we created this mask, read Mike´s own article about the process on ingoalmag.com.
It was extra special for me to create this one because this is Mike´s hometown team. The design is just as before built on race graphics on the top, and then around that we have created a crisp and clean design with the awesome Blues logos. And just as usual I love to create so much details, and the closer you come the more stuff you will discover.
It was exciting to create the Fleur-de-lis on the chin of the mask, it is in the focal point of the St Louis flag, and the stripes in the flag represents the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, and I created it all in St Louis Blues colors. And you will find so much more, for example the Gateway Arch and the St Louis skyline, and also a Clydesdale horse, read more about that in Mike´s article. :-)
Thanks Mike for having me as your painter, it is always a joy to paint for you.
Thank you all for your interest.