Posts Tagged ‘Art’

My Famicase Exhibition ’09

Thursday, May 7th, 2009





Has it really been so long? Japanese hipster/retro culture store Meteor has unveiled this year’s My Famicase exhibition, an arena for 58 Japanese designers and artists to create fictional NES game labels, adhered to cartridges just like the real thing.

Sadly, even by Japanese standards most of these games are too bizarre to coexist peacefully in our world, and it is with a heavy heart that I’ve resigned myself to the fact I will never get to play Look at the Rainbow, Loveletter or the lengthily-titled Because it is Strong, it is Stout, it is Courageous, and it is Popular. Kauji in Childhood in my lifetime.

Full gallery right here.

(via Tiny Cartridge)

Awesome Light-up Robot Sculptures

Friday, September 5th, 2008

There’s some great robot sculptures by Toby Fraley on his site

(Via Technabob)

I am 8-Bit ’08

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The annual wonderland of nostalgia that is the ‘I am 8-Bit’ exhibition got underway on Thursday and runs till 7th Sept.
Here’s some tweaked images from the opening night which was covered by the BBPS.

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Putting the “Art” in Cartridge

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Famicase Exhibition

Famicase Exhibition

Famicase Exhibition

Japan’s recent Famicase exhibition brought us back to the good old days when games came on dirty great chunks of processed oil with circuitry inside, a concept which will no doubt utterly boggle the mind of anyone born after 1989. Generally these “cartridges”, as they were known, came with often not-unattractive art printed in full colour on a sticky label adhered to its front- unless you were unlucky enough to own a Sega Master System…

Centered around Nintendo’s Famicom (slightly better known to us eldsters as the NES), the exhibition’s brief involved Japanese artists designing cartridge labels for fictional game concepts they’d come up with. The subsequent label designs were then mounted on plastic shells and displayed as actual games. Check out the full, deliciously retro selection right here.