Bay-area artist Robert Iza’s tribute to what is indisputably one of the finest rhythm games of all time — iNiS’s Gitaroo Man — at the tip-top of my list for PSP downloadables that desperately need to come to the PlayStation Vita. See more of Iza’s game fan art here, and his portfolio of pieces for games he’s had a hand in here, all via .tiff.
Link leaves adventure behind for the stability and security of a full time job, only to encounter his greatest enemy: middle management. The illustration was created for the recent Fangamer vs Attractmode art show by Mikko Walamies, who you’ll recall as the artist behind Hand Circus’s early iPhone platformer Rolando & PS3 adventure Okabu, as well as Venus Patrol’s own Kickstarter T-shirt.
Daniel Bressette masterfully mashes Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with Majora’s Mask, a combo we didn’t really know we really wanted until just now. See Bressette’s portfolio site for a whole load of more amazing games-related art.
Going up against polar foes armed only with a wooden hammer isn’t as easy as we’ve been led to believe, as proven by William ‘xiaobaosg‘ Chua. The design (with tattoos based on other Ice Climber characters) is up for a vote to be included in Threadless’s catalog here, or available as a print directly via Chua by following instructions on his Facebook.
A paper-cut tribute to the Pyro we honestly sort of wish we hadn’t met, by the artist known simply as Bot. Procure a Balloonicorn buddy of your very own with a quick stop to Valve’s Team Fortress 2 shop.
The layout mimics the inventory screen for Link’s Awakening. All the items are real world objects you could find in your backyard. Weird little things that your childbrains imbue with magic. A pinecone is a grenade, a stick is a sword, feathers let you fly.
Honestly actually on the older side, and apparently no longer available as the T-shirt it was created for, Hector ‘againstbound‘ Mansilla’s tribute to the nostalgic & then seemingly-limitless worlds contained in each little cart is still available as a print of various sizes via his society6 page, as are a ton of other equally fantastic designs.
Possibly one of the classiest mainstream-game-fashion-designs to hit your local Hot Topic (ie. one that doesn’t have “DON’T GO ALL ________ ON ME“/etc. plastered all over it), ThinkGeek offers this official Taito T-shirt, titled Moon Invasion.
Protests rage amongst disenfranchised invaders in Los Angeles community Culver City, home of yearly games festival Indiecade, which, as a reminder, begins its latest iteration tomorrow and runs through the weekend, and — not coincidentally — originally commissioned the pieces from sculptor Jason Torchinsky in 2011. [THE CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION, via nullscapes]
Following her similar Shadow of the Colossus piece, Berlin-based designer Natalie ‘coffeemakescreative‘ Hanke pays tribute to Terry Cavanagh’s Super Hexagon with this illustration created in Hexels, a new pixel-plus type art tool soon to be released by Ken Kopecky & Ted Martens. Best viewed in super massive full-res to truly appreciate its RGB CRT-ish subtlety.