Today we have the honor to present the Philadelphia Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky´s Winter Classic mask. It was so fun to create this design. Sergei wanted his design to be a tribute to the fantastic town of Philadelphia. I loved the idea.
The design is created as a classic and worthy retro design, with the Flyers wings spreading out on each side, and everything connected with Flyers´ beautiful Winter Classic jersey. And when you come closer you discover a new world of extreme detailed paintings from the town of Philadelphia and a new design is created in front of your eyes.
I painted the motifs in a sketchy documentary style to give a retro feeling to the theme. You find the Liberty Bell and a painting of the Philadelphia skyline with the bridge to Philadelphia, and also a painting of downtown Philadelphia, and the Independence Hall, and of course the Declaration of Independence, and when you look close at the document you will see the famous date.
In the snowfall all over the mask with old school snow stars in different shapes, you will also see some different snow stars as well, some with the shape of Flyers logos and some as small Russian Babuschka dolls, as a little salute to Bobrovsky´s homeland.