So I finally created a storefront to sell the remaining Video Game posters, as well as a platform for me to more easily sell things direct. You can check it out at pressxtojustin.com
Tuesday, October 5
MBMBaM fan Gregory Posey appeared on the season finale of Tosh.0 the other night wearing a t-shirt featuring the logo I designed for the McElroys. I thought it was pretty rad to see some of my artwork on national television, even if it is Tosh.0.
photo courtesy Griffin McElroy
Posted by Justin at 10:49 PM
Saturday, October 2
This piece was featured on the back cover of the newest issue of Kill Screen Magazine. I was absolutely thrilled to be given the chance to have something featured in such a rad magazine.
I'm hard at work doing some more work for them for the next issue as well, It's all going to be super cool and I can't wait to work with them more.
Posted by Justin at 11:06 PM
Wednesday, August 11
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Saturday, July 17
On their Twitter and Facebook. With that comes some more choice comments:
" how in the hell do I get these posters? They are RADICAL! Yeah so much so I just used "radical" in all caps"
"These are such vague posters, why not? I don't get them, and I hope it's not an artistic direction for the next Uncharted game. Looks too art-deco film noir for me."
and my new favorite:
"This is the stupidest poster i have ever seen. I could make it my self in like 10 minutes. If I want an UNcharted @ poster I expect it to be about the game (skull and crossbones?)"
Posted by Justin at 10:58 AM
Thursday, July 15
Friday, July 9
I just wanted to post some little digital sketches I've worked on recently. These are more or less exercises, and not really made for one intended purpose.
Posted by Justin at 2:55 PM
Friday, June 25
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Thursday, June 10
One of my favorite podcasts, Doug Loves Movies, recently had a logo design contest. I didn't really think I would win, but I through together this idea anyways and submitted it. It didn't go anywhere, but Doug Benson did DM me and told he liked it. So...win?
Posted by Justin at 3:59 PM
Monday, June 7
GameInformer.com's Crafty Gamer blog interviewed me, its a fun piece, but as usual, the best part is the comments:
"Those posters are amazing, i wish companies would trademark their games with pictures like this instead of the un-original teaser"
"Awesome work. A little too GD for my tastes, but I prefer sloppier aesthetics."
"These are really cool looking, and quite interesting."
"Theyr cool. But I dont think theyr super easy to get. If you hung them up in a mall.... I think a hell of a lot of people would be wtf'ing in front of them."
"I would love to see a God of War poster. [ed. note: Wouldn't we all? he he he] I would definately buy one of those"
"too bland for my taste. Simple is good, but this is just a little bit too far."
"The Mario one is my favorite. It really pops. And simply "Here we go...", so powerful, like a huge explosion is about to come bursting through the poster. Just makes me want to go jump kick a dump truck!"
"Just another example of how games have impacted entire facets of culture and inspiration. Games are art, and art is now gaming."
Posted by Justin at 2:17 PM
Friday, May 7
Firstly, I'd like to thank Max Pictures' Blather Blog for inspiration, I borrowed some of the stuff he made to make these, albeit customized to fit my needs.
At the beginning of this season of Lost some friends and I decided to create a bingo game. We thought of thing that we thought would happen over the course of the last season, some of them funny and others that were our best attempts at Doc Jensen level theorizing.
Follow the jump to see 2 more card and links to download and make your own Lost Bingo cards.
Posted by Justin at 3:19 PM
Wednesday, April 14
The most excellent Justin McElroy of Joystiq.com kindly ask me to create a logo and some artwork for the amazing new podcast he is doing with his brothers Travis and Griffin. He requested something in the style of what you might see on PBS in the 80's. So this is what I came up with.
I used Illustrator to make the work mark, the font is Akzizdenz Grotesk, a classic. I then used Photoshop to add some textures and beautiful background is courtesy of the Hubble telescope.
Check out the jump for some alternate artwork I did for them as well.
Posted by Justin at 10:29 AM
Tuesday, April 13
I was interviewed on Kickstarter Blog about my project, which as of this moment, just breached $10,000 dollars. I talk a bit about the process behind creating a couple of the posters.
My life has been a whirlwind of awesome since last Thursday. Thanks in no small part to the people at Kickstarter. I owe them a ton.
Posted by Justin at 12:39 PM
Wednesday, April 7
Tuesday, March 23
If you're interested in getting a print of one of the Video Game Posters, then please take the poll on the right hand side of this blog and let me know which one you would be interested in. Thanks!
Posted by Justin at 1:56 PM
Monday, March 22
My favorite comments on the Destructoid article:
"If some wonderful company ever decides to do with video games what Criterion does with films, this is the guy you hire to do the covers."
"its been done already. and quite better as well.
i dont know why people put words in their "art", it totally ruins it for me."
"Must be a slow news day to waste time posting such a lame link. Or maybe it's just more of the Destructoid bias for garbage."
"They're far too abstract and vapid, they could be of anything. And the quotes are so out of place - especially the god-awful inappropriate Snake quote."
"I don't think these are good at all. They follow the same concept over and over and over and are, generally, just sloppily done. Just another guy trying to cash in on the artsy movement by doing shitty half assed posters that people think are "cool" and "hip" and "trendy" and "foxy"....You know, what the kids say."
From Kotaku's post:
"This seems like a useful study in several real world questions...Also, apparently alot of people who read Kotaku own a Zune.
Are you a fanboy? (If all you recognize is your console specific characters)
Are you really a gamer? (If you recognize other characters across platforms)
Do you have a life? (If you argued over whether or not it was Louis from L4D)
Why haven't you grown up and moved out of your mother's basement? (If all you recognized was Mario)
I love this test. We should have more.
I passed on all of them. It's up to you to determine what I constitute as passing!"
"Well I figured #6 out at least."
"1. God of War
2. Heavy Rain
3. Silent Hill
4. SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals
6. Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009
7. Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest"
"Isn't Justin Russo the name of a character in Disney's show "Wizards of Waverly Place"?"
"God how I love this person's art.
So simple, yet so creative."
Posted by Justin at 11:39 AM
Thursday, March 18
Wednesday, March 17
Wednesday, February 17
I envisioned these as I fell asleep last night. So I woke up this morning with them fully created in my head and I put them together to make them real using Illustrator and Photoshop. Each poster features a minimalist representation of a character from a video game (you can probably guess which ones...if you're cool) as well as quote from the game.
I included a couple more posters after the jump.
Posted by Justin at 1:21 PM