Hello Magic fans!
As many of you know (and now the rest of you will) Legion Events has been working with the Magic Pro Tour for the last year and a half coordinating retail and singles sales. We’ve brought you those sweet sweet Mana symbol hoodies and some pretty awesome short run T-shirts available exclusively at the PT. We’ve also been producing a commemorative playmat available for purchase at each PT stop. Starting with Portland we got permission to do some pretty awesome melding designs integrating magic art with real world locations. The Photoshop time on these is pretty intense but we’ve had some really sweet results.
We just got approval on our Barcelona mat (for the World Magic Cup) and would love to share it with you all! Neal has about 15 hours into this one. There’s a small bit of finishing touchups to do (you probably wont see it in this image, just super fine detail we want to take care of before it goes to print at high res) but i’m incredibly proud of the work he did on this one. The task seemed near impossible when we saw they art we were given to use. I’ll post a pic of the original art side by side so you can see the work!
First, the original piece.
When we got it there was a lot of groaning, there isn’t a lot of flexibility here for putting in known landmarks or skylines.. then Neal found the perfect picture to meld and it ended up so amazing! The pic we’re using is a “night-scape”. It was the only real way to get the city to pop at this distance/perspective. The sky was darkened to make it feel like early evening. He needed the light to help contrast and it allowed us to be able to see the famed Barcelona Cathedral, which is lit up and glowing on the hill way at the back of the city, between the 2 Eldrazi. The viewpoint is from the Plaza de Espana.
I present to you the WMC Barcelona Commemorative playmat in all it’s glory!
These will be for sale at the WMC Magic cup on a 1 per person per day basis for the cost of €25 (includes VAT). There will only be 400 of these playmats made. So they are also incredibly rare! Come see us in Barcelona to get yours (as well as the mana symbol hoodies!)