Jessie Vetter is planning to come home from the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a gold medal, but the No.1 goalie for the United States Women’s Olympic Team is also going to Russia with a head start in the gold mining department.That’s because Vetter, who backstopped the Americans to silver at the 2010 Vancouver Games, already has real gold in the paint job of her new Olympic mask.Created by artist Ron Slater of Slater Lettering and Graphics
, Vetter’s new Vaughn Custom Pro’s Choice
mask features the new USA Olympic logo with real 23 karat gold leaf embossing.
The new mask also features the Olympic rings on the chin, the Statue of Liberty on the forehead, and a fierce looking bald eagle screaming along the right side.
Add in shimmering metal flake on the red, white and blue stars throughout, and the preamble to the U.S. Constitution on the backplate, and it’s hard to argue with Slater’s assessment:
“Overall one of the most patriotic masks you will ever see,” he said.
You can find more of Slater’s work on his website, his Facebook page, or his Twitter feed. In the meantime, enjoy these close ups of Vetter’s new Olympic mask, real gold and all: