InGoal Magazine Staff | Aug 14, 2019 | 0
Razor Sharp Design For Emery’s New Philly Mask
Ray Emery has had some of the more entertaining mask designs in the past. Whether Sugar Ray Leonard, Tuskagee Airmen, or Native American chiefs, Emery has never been one to shy away from bold illustrations on his masks. It would appear however that Emery is toning it down a bit with his next mask in Philadelphia. Working with Franny Drummond of Paint Zoo, Emery kept it simple and the new design looks sharp. Fitting, seeing as the backplate showcases Emery’s nickname, “Razor”.
Designed by Marcus Power (you can see his rendering of the mask below), this new mask for Emery features the classic Flyer orange, black, and white, with some silver mixed in to complement the colour palette. The symmetrical design has “FLYERS” running up each side, above a neat orange decal and surrounded by fading silver lines that disappear as they move towards the chin.
On the chin, a Flyers logo sits alone, sparkling with skilled detail from Drummond. The silver cage sits below an orange and black decal running down the top of the mask. For the fan who is partial to simple, yet effective mask designs, this one is for you. On the backplate of Emery’s mask, “Razor” in a new age font sits in front of a set of spreaded wings. This design is customary on most of Emery’s masks.
Emery resigned with the Flyers on a one year deal, and he’s set to back up starter Steve Mason once again. Heavily criticized as a goalie graveyard, Philadelphia has found some stability in Mason and Emery. If the Flyers can get their vaunted offense on track, it should be enough to propel them back into the playoffs. Emery’s career stats include a 135-75-21 record, and he has posted a .905 SV% and a 2.66 GAA. He’s shown flashes of brilliance in the past, and I think we all remember the “intangibles” he brings to the table. If you can’t recall, just watch the video.
Franny Drummond, formerly of Drummond Designs, is the artist behind his great mask, while Marcus Power is the mask designer. The two also combined to create the mask for Flyers prospect Anthony Stolarz. Huge props to these guys and if you’d like to see more, be sure to check out Paint Zoo’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also follow Marcus Power on Twitter and see some awesome mask renderings. The rest of Razor’s mask is below.