Ben Bishop modifies Tron Legacy mask for World Cup concept
Tampa Bay Lightning starting netminder Ben Bishop impressed last season with his on-ice performance, but his mask design – inspired by the Disney movie Tron Legacy – was just as impressive as his play.
With glowing accents, the mask was a huge hit – so it’s not altogether surprising that his Team USA mask for the World Cup of Hockey will be similar in nature:
Designed once again by Swedish mask artist Dave Gunnarsson, the mask once again glows in the dark, with the Tron-inspired design snaking across the mask from all angles. The top features the Team USA logo, though, done in a more matte-looking red and white – and giving the entire mask a more patriotic feel than the goaltender’s regular season design.
In addition to the Tron design, this mask – like all of Gunnarsson’s recent designs – has subtle accents that tell more of a story when the viewer looks closer at the mask. There’s the World Cup of Hockey logo sketched on the side in an innocuous location, the Tampa Bay Lightning bolt logo creating an almost holographic pattern across most of the mask’s design, and the Tampa Bay secondary logo – used as a shoulder patch on the team’s jerseys – sketched in among the design, as well. Bishop’s number, 30, is featured in Tron-inspired script on the chin, but follows the same theme of the rest of the mask; it’s visible, but not immediately apparent.
Here are a few more looks at the mask from multiple angles: