91 Club Graphics | May 10

Wallpapers: “Fighter”

Download this week’s 91 Club graphics, created exclusively for members, plus get to know the graphic designers and the inspiration behind their art with new behind-the-scenes descriptions from the designers themselves.

This week’s wallpapers are called “Fighter” and were created by Graphic Designer Nick Adkins (Twitter @ NickAAdkins). They feature Owen Nolan, Scott Parker, and Ryane Clowe. This is what he had to say about the inspiration behind the art.

“I’ve lately been intrigued by the role of enforcers in hockey. I watched the documentary Ice Guardians and the film Goon, which inspired me to celebrate some of the Sharks’ most well-known, skilled physical players. I approached the design as if it were an old action film poster. The framing and editing of the close-up shot echoes a “versus scene” out of a fighting game or anime action scene. High contrast between the teal and monochrome shading keeps the focus squarely on the player. There’s no visual decoration between you and his intense gaze, so you know that this Sharks player was a force to be reckoned with..” – Nick Adkins, Sharks Graphic Designer

See below for a time-lapse video of the graphics being made and to download the wallpapers. Remember to comment at the bottom of the page with any with any questions or suggestions of players and ideas you may have for future 91 Club graphics!

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