While the main body of the helmet is the public "face" of a goaltender, the back of the helmet is where the truly personal notes go. Many goalies will put family member's names, causes they support, or any number of deeply personal things. I chose to make mine a tribute to Vladimir Konstantinov.
Those of you who know me know I am a die-hard Red Wings fan. Back prior to 1997, my favorite player bar-non was Vladimir Konstantinov. 6 days after the Wings won their first Stanley Cup in 42 years, Vladimir Konstantinov, Sergei Mnatsakanov, and Slava Fetisov were in a horrible limosine accident caused by a driver who was high on marijuanna. Slava was fine and went on to play several more seasons, but Vladi and Sergei were severely injured. Sergei was paralyzed and Vladi.... Vladi was in a coma that seemed to never end and when he came out, he was severely brain damaged and physically challenged. To this day he still struggles to maintain a normal semblance of life.
The words of SI writer David Fleming summed it up perfectly: "You wait 42 years for something- a sports championship, a trophy, a banner- and somehow you start to think it's the most important thing in the world. Then suddenly it means nothing."
The Wings left Vladi's locker as it was and went on to win a second Stanley Cup the next year, more than anything for Vladi and Sergei. It was one of the most emotional moments that I can remember watching Steve Yzerman raise the Cup and then, instead of taking his victory lap, handed it off to the lap of Vladi in his wheelchair and the whole team followed Vladi in his victory lap. Even now I tear up thinking about it.
So, I pay tribute to the amazing player and man who's struggled through everything from harsh Arctic Russian winters to repairing a life that could never return to what it was. Vladi, this one's for you.
------------------------ Before it's asked, the second word is "believe" in Russian.
Technical junk: I decided to decorate my helmet via graphite drawing which was a ridiculous idea when it come to applying the idea. I had to put down a coat of finish to give the smooth surface some tooth then spent 11 hours on this laying down layers of graphite and smudging it. The pure black is China Marker which, unfortunately, cracked when I put the clear coat on. It was difficult dealing with the curvature of the helmet but it was so worth it. This looks PHENOMENAL! in real life. Photos can't do it justice.
I reviewed roughly 75 portfolios during my week at GDC this year (2014) and about 50 the year before. These are common things I would say to those being reviewed, minus specific aesthetic feedback like anatomy, lighting, edge flow, etc. I found myself repeating the same thing over and over, and just wanted to list these out quickly while they were in my mind.
This mock-up's purpose is to show how 3rd parties can design apps that are native to Nitrux by following the UI Guidelines.
Using the application structure in use for Nitrux OS, developers and designers can create apps for the OS without them looking out of place.
Designers/developers can customize up to a certain extent their application's layout to give them a more personal feel to them. Custom icons for the Action bar, custom colors for the Toolbar and of course custom content in the app's Canvas.
Keeping it simple, that's what we're all about.
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3/10/13 - Removed the old panel for the new one, removed window controls (min, max), bigger resolution, fixed spacing, different background.
Calender widget I made with categorised events by color. Left is normal state and right is when a day gets selected. Event are then shown in the widget. When an event gets clicked on, the description gets shown.
Photo is a template logo that can be used by professional photographers, photography studios or companies related to photography. Logo is a minimalist, simple and straightforward. Customizable 100% CMYK AI – EPS Font used Century Gothic Purchase Logo