WWE Magazine commissioned illustrator Rod Hunt to create a fantasy WWE Hall of Fame with his signature use of color and detail, and the results are pretty cool.
The intricate design of “The WWE Hall of Fame… Revealed” features many goodies for wrestling fans, such as the Hall of Hulk Hogan, the Heartbreak Kid Hotel, Andre the Giant in typical giant form, Booker T’s “Spinaroonie,” Jerry Lawler’s and Triple H’s Throne Room, Junkyard Dog and Mad Dog Vachon's Dog Pound, The Hart Family Dungeon, and more.
"No one knows for sure if the long-rumoured physical WWE will ever happen or not, but if it ever does, we hope it looks like this," the artist's website read.
In an interview with Digital Arts, Rod told us about his research and design process to create this piece.
“I created a pencil rough to show the client how the illustration could look and work with the layout in the magazine,” he said. “There were a few tweaks at this point; they decided to remove most of the text blocks on the page to make room for more of the illustration.”
Rod said the turnaround was pretty quick for such a detailed piece: only seven days from briefing to final artwork.
“WWE send me an extensive library of images as reference,” he said. “I also researched each wrester on the Internet so I knew more about the wrestlers, their characteristics, and their costumes.”
Rod's work can be found in the current (March 2014) issue of WWE Magazine (US).