Monday, August 17, 2009

Art of the Arcade site explores the design wizardy of a bygone era.

After several months of posting retro game related bits and bytes over at the Retro Gaming Roundup official forums, the site's founderSo Cal Mike asked me if I'd like to start posting to the RGR blog. I'm going to start off my blogging stint here with a link to a classy site who's stated aim is exploring the exciting design work that existed in the late 70s and early 80s in the video game industry.

This Tumbler site is being maintained by Nick Dart, a designer out of the UK who describes himself as:

'a frustrated 24 year old arcade collector and designer, I decided to put Art Of The Arcade together to make people aware of the forgotten design and illustration work that took place in the golden era of arcade gaming in the 70’s & 80’s. The idea behind the site is to try and show this work in a new context, and give exposure to the designers that helped create a billion dollar industry and a new social past time.’

It appears that Nick has only recently begun posting images to this site, but the stuff he has up there is already worth a look. I've included a few images here to give you an idea. Check it out!

Source: Offword (via FromFiftyFive)

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