OK full disclosure: I skipped Atari and started in on Nintendo in 1986. I actually bought my first Atari in 2003 from a thrift store and it came bundled with three additional Atari systems and about 100 games in a giant black trash bag for $80. Even after having gone through a Super Nintendo and PlayStation, discovering Atari games was fascinating; the pure essence of video gaming laid bare in pixels.
Atari represents outdated bits of technological development that are still around, like ideas or beliefs that no longer serve their original purpose, and the difficulty we sometimes have getting rid of them. The games represent the origins of digital and virtual realities, worlds where the people who play the games are the heroes and protagonists in the adventures. The collection of games is a tribute to these digital origins, as well as a tribute to the excellent artwork on these worn out cartridges. Some games show their long lives well, with torn labels and faded inks, while one even has the name of the past owner scrawled on the cover.
So get all nostalgic (and I’ll get faux-nostalgic) with this new Atari print from 20×200 by Hollis Brown Thornton.
Based on the huge response to the embroidery work of Lauren DiCioccio last week I’m sure many of you will enjoy this CMYK typography by London-based Evelin Kasikov. Evelyn uses thread to mimic moiré patterns used by printers, where multiple color grids are overlapped to create shapes of blended color. (via ape on the moon)
Love these two prints, Chicago and Sea Saw, by Olly Moss. Now for sale in his new store. (via omg posters)
Stumbled on this gorgeous Chicago neighborhoods print over at These Are Things, a collaboration between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory out of Columbus, Ohio. They’ve also got maps for Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, LA, DC, and of course Columbus.
Philadelphia design firm The Heads of State launched a great new web site today with a treasure trove of impressive poster and illustration work. They also have a fancy new store with some prints for sale, including this great travel series.
Some wonderful owl prints by Josh Brill over at Lumadessa. Available as giclees in three sizes and 5% of the proceeds are donated to charity. (via omg posters)
Ohhhh my goodness. The Consollection graphic (previously) has been updated to include more game systems with added detail and is now finally a print which you can purchase and hang in the most prominent part of your household.
170 videogame systems are shown as miniatures in chronological order. Every system is presented with name, manufacturer and release date. A nice overview over 38 years of videogame-history.
Two great art prints designed by Merrick Angle. Available here (oops, no longer available, d’oh, but still pretty). Lots more stuff in the Double Merrick store though. (via design work life)