Electronic dance music and sports go hand in hand. Whether the player is getting their head in the game or trying to relax after their match, we truly believe that there is a genre that will cater to all of their related needs. And for one NHL player, the late Avicii meant more to him than just music.
For Anton Forsberg, an NHL goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks, EDM means more to him than simply blasting some tunes. After he watched the late Avicii’s documentary, True Stories, he stated “it was tragic, the whole story”. He continued to elaborate on how “it was tragic how he opened up on everything and still didn’t get the help he needed. I’ve always listened to his music and have been a big fan of it.”
It seems as though the Swedish producer’s story deeply resonated with the hockey professional. He recently decked out his helmet with a stunning black and white portrait of the late DJ, despite never meeting him.
The details that were incorporated into this custom-made piece are truly outstanding! In addition to the portrait, Forsberg’s Shiba Inu named Baxter and the Blackhawks logo were also included in the design. David Gunnarsson, the designer of the impressive piece, had also included his number on the chin for all to see.
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Today we have the honor to present Anton Forsberg´s new Blackhawks mask for the coming season??. Anton knew what he wanted on his new mask, he wanted to pay tribute to the Swedish DJ legend Tim Bergling❤️, a.k.a Avicii, who recently passed away. Just as Anton I am also a big admirer of his music and person and family??❤️. It was a huge honor for me to paint and create this painting together with Anton in honor to Avicii´s family, they were also the first to see this painting❤️. The rest of the mask is painted in an old school and clean style, and on the other side of the mask Anton`s best friend pop up and makes him company in the net. @antonforsbeerg @nhlblackhawks @nhl @daveart
For all music lovers out there, we can agree that this captivating creation does not belong in the penalty box. It is simply a “goal” in every sense of the term.