UPDATED: Dec 2, 2011 – Originally published August 5
InGoal’s Scott Slingsby was on hand recently to get these shots of Brodeur’s 2011-2012 mask. Images copyright, all rights reserved, by Scott Slingsby
Artist Sylvie Poitras has been looking after Martin Brodeur’s artwork for years now from his standard Devils’ design to the retro look he brought out for a game last year and even his Olympic mask. It wasn’t long ago that Brodeur switched from the classic Devils’ logo on the forehead to his personal “MB30″ logo – as the latest in a line of star athletes trying to establish a personal brand.
This year fans of the old look will be happy to see the classic logo return in what from a distance will look like a return to his pre-2008 design but Poitras has taken it a bit further. As with other artists today – take Daveart’s striking Montreal mask for Alex Auld last season – a bold classic design seen easily from the stands can have additional layers of design that give those lucky enough to see the mask up close something to appreciate. The depth in this case is the MB30 logo which can be found in 30 (of course!) places on the mask.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this exclusive interview InGoal did with Brodeur in our Summer Camp digital magazine.
For more great work by Sylvie Poitras, please drop by her web site airbrushzap.com.