The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail Issues Postage Stamps Celebrating Classic British Video Games

The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail has issued a series of official postage stamps that celebrate classic British video games. The stamps are available in a variety of collections and include such games as Tomb Raider, Sensible Soccer, Worms, Micro Machines, and Lemmings. “Seasoned gamers, young players and collectors will enjoy exploring the stamps, stories, and images featured in this...

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A Memory, A Feeling: The Superb Digital Concept Artworks Of David Benzal

Many times we watch TV series and animation films, or play video games without thinking about how they could have been done. What hides behind every smile drawn or every look that, drawn with perfectly demarcated lines, overflows humanity, making us feel completely identified. More: David Benzal, Artstation, Instagram, Facebook h/t: dondedore There are those who do think about how to be the...

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This Book Is Dedicated To Arcade Game Typography, And Only 1000 Copies Available!

The first book of its kind – a definitive and beautifully designed survey of ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s arcade game pixel typography. Exhaustively researched by author Toshi Omagari (a celebrated typeface designer at Monotype UK) Arcade Game Typography gathers together 250 pixel typefaces, all carefully chosen, extracted, redrawn and categorised by style, and each with an accompanying commentary by...

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“The Last Day For Tomorrow Future”: Superb Digital Artworks Of Bryn Jones

Bryn is a digital artist raised in the South West of England. In 1989 he won his first art competition at Pinocchio’s Nursery School. Competitions continue to drive his career, a place in Ballistic Publishing’s Expose collection is one of his most recent wins. Bryn enjoys comic conventions and trips to the cinema. His passion for video games sparked an interest in digital art, but now he draws...

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Design Studio Creates Stunning Retro 8 Bit Gaming Roller Blinds

If you’re a fan of classic arcade games or just a geeky pixel look this new collection of digitally printed roller blinds is for you. Created by the team at English Blinds offers a great way to add some retro gaming fun to the windows as homage to classic games of the late 70’s and early 80’s such as Space Invaders and Pac Man. More:

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“Song Of The Blackest Bird”: Amazing Concept Art By Darek Zabrocki

Darek Zabrocki is a concept artist and illustrator based in Gdansk, Poland. He started drawing at the age of 3 and at first it was nothing but his hobby. In 2007, he switched from traditional techniques to digital painting and began dealing with it professionally. His list of clients includes companies like: Ubisoft, Square Enix, Sony, Guerrilla Games, Axis Animation, BigPoint studio...

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Reduce You And Your Family Into 8 Bit Family Signs

Whether your family loves video games or not, I’m sure you’ll love to turn your whole family into cute 8-bit images. These custom-made family signs were created by Mozug Woodworking. More: Etsy h/t: neatorama, technabob Each sign is laser-cut from baltic birch plywood, and features your family name prominently in a chunky, pixelated 8-bit font. Above that, you’ll get pixel people representing each...

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Incredible Sculptures Made Out Of Folded Paper Inspired By The 3D Characters Created In Video Games

British artist John Clark combines pattern making, plotting, and injection moulding to create his unique paper sculptures, each finished with a variety of paints, pigments, and waxes. The forms began in late 2016 when John created a cardboard model of a man he had painted many times. You could say the inspiration came from his 15 years in the games industry, working as an art director for Sony...

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A Photographer Takes Photos Of Toys That Are So Epic, They Can Outshine Any Blockbuster Movie Shot

It seems that there’s nothing interesting about taking pictures of toys because they’re just figures with no emotion that aren’t able to express any feelings. But creativity and talent can produce some outstanding things, and photographer Jared Middleton proves this to be true. He chose toy figures to be his models and takes great photos of them that look just as cool, if not cooler...

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This Miller Lite Beer Can Is A Video Game Controller

Miller calls it the Cantroller. It’s not an empty beer can that has been modified into a controller with appropriate electronics. It’s actually filled with beer that is completely drinkable–at least to the extent that Miller Lite can be called drinkable. Miller produced 200 of them for the E3 consumer electronics show. They can be won by beating a champion player at the show.

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