We asked you, the deranged and lovely readers of RMNB, to congratulate our hero Alex Ovechkin on his 28th year of life. You had to make a birthday card. The only rule was that you had to use a cheap graphic editor to make it.
What we didn’t tell you is that we don’t have to follow the same rules. Above is our card for Ovi, via RMNB resident artist Rachel Cohen, who is awesome. Meanwhile, you guys knocked this assignment out of the park. Like Joel Rechlicz, you backhanded the puck past your limitations and blazed new trails of Art with a capital A. Cruise on down past the jump to check out the gallery.
Michael D. delivers this nod to Alex’s lifelong romance with his true love: Nachos!
Oh, thanks, @CapitalsHill. Good timing; we were running low on NIGHTMARE FUEL.
Armed only with Microsoft Paint, Jack takes on the Weagle logo. A noble effort!
Michelle K., who cheated by using actual artistic skills, shares this lovely card.
Happy birthday, Quintin! Here’s hoping Ovi scoars one for you in Baltimore tonight.
Anna S. did not translate this for us, so we just have to trust that it’s wholesome.
Brett W. attended Ovi’s 21st bday party, hosted by Elliot in the Morning. Even then: sharp dresser.
Danielle S. does her part to avoid any future slouchgate controversies.
Dave M. and Jeanette. Dudes, where are we partying in Fed Hill? Let. Us. Know.
Eric W. reminds that a birthday card celebration with just one nacho pic is unacceptable.
Ian R. has turned Alex Ovechkin into a gosh darn Lego. Duck boats are awesome for the record.
Judith P. repping some Russian hockey nostalgia.
Meghan K. secures the nacho hat trick. It’s a freaking nacho hot tub. That is gross/delicious.
Margie S. has advice on how to properly to celebrate. I’d settle for neither, but that’s just me.
Nicole H. dropping puns like she’s the Adam Vingan of Ovi birthday cards.
Perri M. took Ovi on location at Mary Washington for a lovely card.
Stephanie D. composes a spritely Rusglish poem from Ovi’s perspective.
Manda K.’s collage includes things Ovi surely loves. But what is with the cat?!
Whoa, Tyler D. We appreciate the message, but keep your excite to yourself.