HonkyTonk Mask - Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators, NHL, 2011
David about the design:
This is a very unique mask in many ways. The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria helped me to paint one of the notes on the mask! Super cool Pekka thought, even though he’s from Finland and not Sweden... ;-)
Pekka wanted to celebrate the local HonkyTonk Nashville music and Nashville as a city on the mask. I created a completely new and unique design idea for the mask, and Pekka really liked it.
Around the mask notes are played along classic note lines, this ties the design together and the design is built out from it. The HonkyTonk theme continues on the chin with a sculpture of a double bass flanked by piano keys that create cool speed-filled graphics. The upper part is a tribute to Nashville as a city with its skyline. Of course you can spot some famous buildings, like the BellSouth Building and the arena’s tower.
As usual the design is a symphony of detail work, lots of thinking and 3-D effects with DAVEART Holographix FX that brings depth.