Sir Arthur from Ghosts’n Goblins by Daruma Studio.
Super Famicom box art design.
What you see here are some good examples of japanese graphic design in videogames. While in Europe and America Super Nintendo box art was limited by black frames and closed templates, in Japan packaging designers had a good amount of freedom for displaying images and typography in a large rectangular canvas.
If you want to know more about the differences between japanese and occidental Super Nintendo game boxes you can read a good article in Super Famicom Guy blog. He’s also the author of these pics, follow him on Instagram for more of them.
"Mario & Luigi, plumbers & brothers" by Daruma Studio.
Tanuki Mario figure from Medicom (Super Mario Bros. 3 Ultra Detail Figure No.175) vs. original artwork.
Promotional illustrations for Super Smash Bros.
Inspiring graphics from some of the most creative games seen this week at E3. (Click on the images to enlarge)
Take note of them: Zelda WiiU, CupHead, ABZÛ, Yoshi’s Wolly World, No Man’s Sky, and Below.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link between worlds original artworks - Nintendo 3DS, 2013.
Some weeks ago I posted an illustration with two backlighted Game Boy on my Instragram account, and it was replied with the real version of them, two classic, clean and bright DMG-01, modded by Joe Heaton, a.k.a. Joeteach. In his IG account you can find some of the finest Game Boy mods around, as you can see in the other images posted here.
FYI, Joe was interviewed on Nintendo Life recently, a recommendable read about moddind, chiptunes and gaming passion.
The complete STAR CATS saga (for now).
Japanese box art for Yoshi’s Story - Nintendo 64, 1997.
MY FAMICASE EXHIBITION 2014
My Famicase exhibition is now open in Tokyo and all the designs are also available online in their website.
My Famicase is organized by Satoshi Sakagami, owner of Meteor shop, and every year shows fictional Famicom cartridge labels made by designers, illustrators and artists. My design for this edition is "Escape from the Glitch Dimension".
The number of participants grows each year, so take your time and enjoy the more than 100 fictional cartridges for 2014!
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and its astounding concept art and illustrations. Nintendo for Wii & Game Cube, 2006.
"Thanks Link, you’re the Hero of Hyrule" by Daruma Studio.
Wario the winner! by Daruma Studio.
Backlighted Game Boy by Daruma Studio.