Sunday, November 29, 2015

Reto Berra 2015-16 Mask

Reto Berra of the Colorado Avalanche (born January 3, 1987 in Bulach, Switzerland.)

Artists: Sylvie Marsolais and Alex Mathys of Sylabrush Airbrush 

Article at InGoal Magazine

With directions to use white and blue as the primary colors on the new CCM mask, Sylvie Marsolais and Alex Mathys came up with a strong representation of the area that Berra currently calls home:
“We wanted to represent Denver, Colorado,” Marsolais told InGoal. “On the right side you can see the Capitol State monument, which stands out with his gold roofing. On the other side you can see the downtown buildings and all are invaded by stalagmite style ice. For the background we couldn’t miss the famous Colorado Rockies.”
The top features an Avalanche logo with “pearl colors,” while the chin retained “the same two paws that they have on their jersey incorporated with his number 20.” On the backplate they combined his family name with some feathers that represent his Swiss family emblem.  It may to be quite as fierce as his last Yeti-themed mask, but Berra’s new lid screams Colorado. Given his work this season and recent appearance, that may be fitting after all.

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