Friday, January 18, 2013

Henrik Lundqvist 2012-13 Mask

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers (born March 2, 1982 in Are, Sweden.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Henrik and I talked a lot during the fall about ideas for his coming masks, and this mask series crystallized. I started to do sketches at once... :-)

Every mask will have a theme, starting with this first salute mask from Lundqvist; Legends from the Silverscreen.

On one side of the mask you find the Swedish movie legends Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman painted in a soft classic style, and on the other side you find the legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman in a movie poster inspired layout, inspired from his iconic movie The Seventh Seal.

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I were watching the Rangers beat the Leafs,(YESSSS!!!) and I commented on the iconic image of Garbo on his mask. Then my husband said: "The other woman on the mask is Ingrid Bergman." Then we saw the Ingmar Bergman/ Seventh Seal images on the other side.

    Oh my, major swoon! We are hardcore Rangers fans, and my husband is a film archivist. We both adore King Henrik, (AKA The Handsomest Man Alive) and this classy tribute to Swedish cinema was so incredibly cool.

    All this proves Mr. Lundqvist is not only the most talented and best looking goalie on earth, but also the most intelligent and discerning.

    And Mr. Gunnarsson, you are a true artist and a spectacular addition to the great sport of hockey. Thank You!