I had spoken with Magnus Hellberg back on Media Day in regards to any new mask being in the works for him. As it turns out, the airbrushing maestro David Gunnarsson (DaveART) was putting the finishing touches to it. And here is what we have for Hellberg this season.
Details on the mask via David Gunnarsson:
Today we have the pleasure to present the new Milwaukee Admirals mask artwork for my friend Magnus Hellberg.
The design is created in a classic old school style, crisp and clear, in total sync with the team uniform. And the closer you come the more details will be discovered, and the mask enters a new dimension… :) I just love that :)
The design is created in a vintage style so it looks used and old, and built-in in the stripes created with pearl tech, you find the skull and bone logos of the team.
And for sure all the DAVEART trademark effects is here, many of the details you can only see when you see the mask live.
On the side of the mask you will also find a picture of Magnus´ loved grandma and grandpa.
And just as usual Pelle Svanslös pop up on the side of the mask. Pelle is a Swedish cartoon, and this cool cat comes from the same town as Magnus :) He always pop up on Magnus´ masks, it´s a thing Magnus and me came up with for many years.
You are welcome to check out the mask in the mask gallery or on our Facebook page. You´ll also find a lot of behind the scene photos on our Instagram, and you´re welcome to follow us also on Twitter.
Thanks Magnus, I am so happy to be your painter! And thank you all for your visit here!
Indeed you can see some more close-ups of Hellberg’s new mask on Instagram: here, here, and here. You can also view Hellberg and DaveART’s previous collaborations here: Pelle in AmeriCat and Pelle the Nashville Country Singer.
Thoughts on Magnus Hellberg’s new Milwaukee Admirals mask? Is it an improvement to his previous Admiral lid? Where does it stack up to other masks worn by Admirals goaltenders? Which goalies here in Milwaukee had the best masks?