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Title: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:02, 09 September 21
I love the artwork on so many 80s and 90s games, there is nothing like it now - except for the awesome new games for 80s computers - like Red Sunset.


Even the worst games like Atom Smasher and Alien Break-In have really cool artwork that is worthy of being on any wall or T-Shirt.


What game artwork comes to mind that you think should be made into posters & t-shirts?



Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:03, 09 September 21
Atom Smasher


(https://retroana.com/media/202007/18/C4A997D5-3FF2-475D-816D-54083D542078.jpg)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:03, 09 September 21
Alien Break-In


(https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores/images/57-19602-image1.jpg?d=1593938491)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:03, 09 September 21
Has anyone seen this alternative Alien Break-In art before?


(https://retroana.com/media/202007/18/44060A3B-5C5D-4F35-B991-D0D98748F551.jpg)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:06, 09 September 21
Exolon


(https://www.mobygames.com/images/covers/l/112791-exolon-amstrad-cpc-front-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:06, 09 September 21
btw...  is there an existing Game Cover Art website?


Google '80s game cover art' and it will make you wet.

Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:10, 09 September 21
I found this...  https://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/features/graphic-design/bitmap-beauty-exploring-classic-video-game-box-art-from-80s-90s/
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 09:06, 10 September 21
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E-1v5zKXMAAD_e2?format=png)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Gryzor on 10:01, 10 September 21
(sorry...)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 16:12, 10 September 21
(sorry...)


liked for lols, not for the actual image... i won't wear a tshirt with that...  :D
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Gryzor on 16:20, 10 September 21
But think of all the dates you'd get...
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 16:20, 10 September 21
I wouldn't mind but the artwork for Metrocross was actually good.
The above looks like a bad CVG article (probably same publishing and writing team!)

(https://www.worldofspectrum.org//pub/sinclair/games-adverts/m/Metro-Cross.jpg)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:21, 10 September 21
Dates with what?  :o
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Shaun M. Neary on 16:26, 10 September 21
Dates with what?  :o


I hear dates go well stuffed in a pastry!


(closest to multiple dates that mope in blue on the board will get, let's be honest!)

(https://i0.wp.com/post.healthline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/medjool-dates-1296x728-header-1296x728.jpg?w=1155&h=1528)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 17:42, 10 September 21
Actually this Spectrum Cauldron remake has awesome artwork


(https://www.matranet.net/boutique/zx/witch/witch01.jpg)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 13:58, 15 September 21
(https://i0.wp.com/www.msxblog.es/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Gremla-imagen-real.jpg?resize=404%2C485&ssl=1)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Gryzor on 14:14, 15 September 21
Now do a photoshoot with Sydney Sweeney. That'd be a cosplay I'd love to see :D
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: ajcasado on 15:05, 15 September 21
Boobs matter!!!  :P 8)
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 19:54, 15 September 21
Interesting...


(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ALEAAOSwmWhgKDaJ/s-l1600.jpg)




(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/S3gAAOSwJiBf449N/s-l1600.jpg)




They are not even the same game!
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: zhulien on 12:17, 16 September 21
I reckon we start a meme and put that artwork on every shooter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK8tIUmREC0
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: JupiterJones on 15:56, 16 September 21
There were in Spain two great cartoonists who drawed some of the best covers ever: Alfonso Azpiri and Luís Royo:
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Gryzor on 16:08, 16 September 21
Ah Luis Rojo, as a teen I had bought a couple of coffee table books and a calendar with his work without realising the connection.

Speaking of cartoonists (I don't think that title applies any more), didn't Simon Bisley do Golden Axe? I know he's done others (like Gods) but I can only think of Golden Axe with regards to the CPC.
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: JupiterJones on 17:02, 16 September 21
Ah Luis Rojo, as a teen I had bought a couple of coffee table books and a calendar with his work without realising the connection.

Speaking of cartoonists (I don't think that title applies any more), didn't Simon Bisley do Golden Axe? I know he's done others (like Gods) but I can only think of Golden Axe with regards to the CPC.


Yes! And Azpiri made an adult series for Cimoc, called Lorna, that incidentaly also has a game...
Please, don't take my ugly translation of "dibujante" as cartoonist as disrespect... I didn't find the word, so I went to Google Translate... My bad. I guess the appropiate word must be illustrators, but please correct me if I'm wrong.


Golden Axe cover for Europe was drawn by Dermot Power, as far as I could find.
Title: Re: Amstrad Game Artwork - Posters & Other
Post by: Gryzor on 17:13, 16 September 21
Ahhh Lorna :) Be it a Russ Meyer movie, a game or a comic, always nice :D

Yeah I know what you meant by 'cartoonist', in Greek it's the same issue, it's the English terms that change. Nowadays illustrator/artist is indeed the correct form I think.

You're right about Golden Axe, I forgot it had a different cover here. A pity, Bisley was awesome. Slaine!