Creative Mondays 205 – Retro Designs

Star Wars Battlefront Atari poster

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

A couple of years ago I was playing around with an idea to create a GTA V Atari advertisement. I pulled together images from a stock photo site and created a mock design. Just last week I put together another Star Wars poster (inspired by the recent Battlefront game) and the illustration reminded me of that retro artwork style that featured on some of the game cartridges.

I think the Snowspeeders look pretty damn awesome as the cover image and I figured I’d try and recreate this with another recent video game poster I designed.

Halo 5 Atari Poster Design

I’d really like to see a resurgence in video game artwork, it seems to be happening to some degree in the film industry. It was always about capturing the imagination of a game and if the amazing artwork could sell a game that consisted of only a few pixels, that in itself is pretty impressive.

And just for fun I figured I’d add another poster to the mix.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Retro Poster

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