Sunday was a big day for the Seattle Seahawks and their followers. Not solely as a result of they took down the Indianapolis Colts, but in addition as a result of they retired the variety of legendary security, Kenny Easley.
To commemorate the occasion, the Seahawks appeared to have a customized Snapchat filter created. Particular to CenturyLink Area, the filter provides attending followers a artistic strategy to share their expertise throughout social media.
The Washington Capitals equally used a Snapchat filter to rejoice star Alexander Ovechkin’s 1,000th level scored. The Seahawks added their very own twist.
For assist designing the filter the Seahawks turned to longtime fan, Rafael Calonzo Jr. “In 1981, I gained 2nd place in an NFL poster contest for Sears,” Calonzo informed seahawks.com. “My little brother gained 1st in his age bracket, the prize for which was a full-sized NFL soccer. I used to be tremendous jealous. You may say my entire artwork profession has been making an attempt to win that soccer.”
Calonzo, who has labored as an illustrator and animator his entire life, started the design course of by considering of different Seahawks legends whose names hold within the rafters. The one hassle was making a design that wouldn’t get in the best way of what a consumer was photographing.
Calonzo hopes the filter teaches followers concerning the early years of Seahawks soccer, earlier than the likes of Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor.
Sunday’s Snapchat filter gained’t be the final Calonzo design Seahawks followers see in 2017. One other might be used for the Oct. 29 recreation towards the Houston Texans.