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Cool custom Mame side art Pengo, Pac-man, Donkey Kong and Dig Dug

I was surfing a collector’s website the other night (Brian Brzezicki) and I came across photos of his Mame machine. It is an old Dig Dug cabinet painted solid black, like most Mame cabs, but this particular machine caught my attention. Check out that custom side art! Isn’t that cool? It’s an illustration using some of the most popular arcade characters like Donkey Kong, Pengo, Pac-man and Dig Dug.

Custom Side Art on a Mame Machine Photo 1Custom Side Art on a Mame Machine Photo 2

Tim Wann did the custom art, but you won’t find the piece on his website for obvious reasons. Makes me briefly think about doing my own custom art since I have such great illustration skills (which I may have some news about in the coming months), but at first blush, it would seem custom side art and other artwork would only work for Mame machines. Even then, it seems a lot of Mame guys like solid black, don’t have a lot of appreciation for the original art (ie lighting bolt or fire themes), and seem to like mid 90’s games. I find this Dig Dug Mame really refreshing.

Update – September 16th, 2009
Here is a larger version of that custom arcade illustration with Dig Dug and Pengo. Thanks Tim for the link.

Detail photo of custom Mame arcade artwork illustration
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Wow, thanks for the compliments. I made this artwork for Brian's MAME cabinet. Glad you enjoy it! I'm just now finding this blog from someone who contacted me about getting some custom MAME artwork done. Thanks for the publicity.

Here is a better photo I took of the final artwork, if you are interested:
http://www.wannsworld.com/images/color/Arcade-Art
Thanks again,
Tim Wann

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Thanks for stopping by Tim and linking up a larger image of your custom Mame-ish classic arcade illustration. I will have to try to put the image up in the post…

Have you done any other similar arcade artwork, or is this potential contract work the first contact someone has made for cabinet artwork?

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Thanks for stopping by Tim and linking up a larger image of your custom Mame-ish classic arcade illustration. I will have to try to put the image up in the post…

Have you done any other similar arcade artwork, or is this potential contract work the first contact someone has made for cabinet artwork?

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Nice artwork!!

Bit harsh on this statement Jeff 😉
“Even then, it seems a lot of Mame guys like solid black, don’t have a lot of appreciation for the original art, and seem to like mid 90?s games”

I know you didn’t say ALL, but I for one, appreciate MAME, Colors, Original Artwork, Dedicated machines, and 80’s games.

It’s good to be working at a place that doesn’t block your blog. Been a while. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot over the last couple years. I’ll try to catch up slowly. Glad you are still chugging along.

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@Rhuel: – Certainly not all, but even when artwork is used, it doesn’t seem like I see a lot of creative, arcade themed artwork packages. Rickie K. is the man when it comes to that stuff.

PS – Welcome back.

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