Mason Turns Flyers Players into Zombies on New Mask
How good is Steve Mason’s latest Philadelphia Flyers zombie mask? So good it needs its own website.
After turning famous Philadelphia historical figures into zombies on his first Flyers mask this season, Mason turned his attention to his teammates for part two, and the results are spectacular.
Mason “zombified” Flyers captain Claude Giroux, and forwards Scott Hartnell, Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek on the front, and added a decaying Flyers’ Head Equipment Manager Derek Settlemyer to the backplate.
The mask took artist and Philadelphia-area native Franny Drummond of Paint Zoo weeks to complete, a painstaking process that he had documented by award-wining photographers Den Sweeney and Jay Kan from DSP Photo Studios.
It’s fitting since the mask is as much art as protective gear.
“The mask’s primary goal is to provide protection for Steve Mason, but it’s also a true piece of art for viewing and for appreciating,” said Drummond, who played goal as a kid and has painted masks for Brian Boucher, Ilya Bryzgalov and Sergei Bobrovsky. “Hockey masks are usually very shiny, but this one isn’t. If you take off the cage, the mask looks like a piece of artwork.”
Drummond and DSP shared some brilliant close-ups of the new mask with InGoal (below), but be sure to go to the Mason Mask website for more great photos of both the mask and Drummond at work creating it, including the original sketches of his Flyers teammates as Zombies.
Be sure to also check out more of Drummond’s work, including masks for Flyers legend Bernie Parent, on his Paint Zoo Website, as well as through social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also learn more about DSP Photo Studios at their website.
In the meantime enjoy these close ups from DSP Photo Studios of his latest masterpiece for Mason, including a shot of Drummond at work on both the mask and a special matching CCM Stick! (all photo rights reserved by DSP Photo Studios)
Remember to check out the new MasonMask.com website for a lot more photos of the new mask and the process of creating it.