Super Hexagon's Demake: Micro Hexagon
Super Hexagon and its design is already fairly simple to see and play, but Paul Koller and Mikkel Hastrup took it a step further in demaking into 8-bit form, allowing the game to be compatible with the Commodore 64. The homebrew project was a part of the RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition.
Retro PS4 Mockup
This throwback comes complete with a wood-grain finish and bright orange buttons. I know it has nothing to do with the oldschool Atari design, but I kind of wish it had a digital clock display in the top left..
Fonts Made From Retro Japanese Storefronts
These retro fonts are unique to older storefronts in Japan, only available to view on old barbershops and florists. You can’t find any information on them in typography journals or anything of the sort, but thanks to three friends with interest in these fonts, the letters were restored with the help of the storeowners who helped create them.
Rintaro Shimohama, Naoki Nishimura, and Shinya Wakaoka gained the permission of several storeowners who have no prior experience in graphic design, but did have a hand in creating their store signs, and recreated each set of fonts to make available to download as a part of a project called Noramoji (nora meaning “stray,” moji meaning “text”).
The proceeds from buying the old fonts actually go to the storeowners who helped recreate the fonts from their stores. Pretty neat!
(via Spoon & Tamago)
This Video Game Store’s Sign Is A Giant Neon Nintendo Cartridge!
Coolest light-up storefront sign ever? We think so. This sign can be seen atop 8BIT Video Games, a retro video game shop in Shillington, Pennsylvania specializing in classic games for NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and more. Their official grand opening is tomorrow, Saturday March, 16, at noon.
Unlike more tradition (i.e. corporate) video game retailers, this store is owned and operated by actual fans.
We actually did a video interview back in the day with one of the owners, Paul, back in the day when he ran a little shop called Level Up Games and let us host our own Pokémon Fight Club.
Terrible video production quality and oldschool aspect ratio FTW!!!
He’s essentially a gamer who amassed such a huge collection that he just eventually decided to turn it into a store. Living the dream!!!
If you live in the Reading/Shillington/Wyomissing area or feel like making the hour-long trek from Philly, you’ll definitely want to check this place out!
Portable Atari Encased In Wood
Gizmo Duck Custom Kidrobot Mascot By Nikejerk
If you grew up in the 80’s, then there was a pretty good chance that DuckTales was your jumpoff and you recognized the crime-fighting robot Gizmo Duck as one of the greatest characters on the show. Jared Cain aka Nikejerk brings back our childhood with this tremendously awesome custom.
From the artist:
This is the chase Kidrobot Mascot for the 2nd Battle of the Mascots Series titled New vs. Old. I did a total of 3 figures. 2 were the same, and this is the only Gizmo Duck that I made so it is a one off. Only I think half the people involved were chosen to make a chase.
Fact: I used to wake up early every Saturday morning and watch DuckTales while eating a bowl of Ghostbusters cereal back in the day. Man, I’m old.
Daily Graffiti: Alf’s Back. In Graffiti Form!
Remember Alf, though? That dude was my jumpoff when I was a little kid. I even had a plush Alf puppet that I got in a Burger King kid’s meal or some junk. My mom ran it through the washing machine and his fur came out looking like sheep wool. I pretty much hated my her for like a whole week afterward.
This piece was added to our Geek Graffiti Flickr Pool. Submit your geeky graff pics for a chance to get featured on the site!
FAMICOM SOFTWARE FOR THE MODERN AGE
Morgan Conley's Famicom Software Project explores what it would be like if the Nintendo Famicom was an actual personal computer system that required different cartridges for visiting websites and using programs. Check out the video below to see what PhotoShop would look like as an 8-bit Nintendo program.
This piece by German art director Aleksei Kostjuk is our new spirit animal.
Vintage Homemade Star Wars Costumes From The 1970’s
Even back in the 70’s the nerds were holding it down and cosplaying as their favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away. Costuming skills have come a long way since then.
Check out more in the Growing Up Star Wars Flickr group.
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Tools of the Trade Print by Mike Davis
Orange, brown, and yellow is a way underrated color scheme. Also awesome, but not underrated, are the Roland TR-808, the Korg Monotron, the Speak & Spell, and a whole lot more. They’re all present in this classy print from Mike Davis. Grab it for $25 on Burlesque Design.