Archive for April, 2008

Interesting Arcade Links – 2008-04-30

  • New Panoramic Batman Dark Knight movie poster. Again, I feel so so about this image. Its a solid fake image – http://snipr.com/26eke #
  • Curious about prices that arcade games sell for at auctions? Check out results from Milwaukee from this month. http://snipr.com/26gdc #
  • Joker vandalized version of the newest Dark Knight trailer. Pretty terrible quality, but the story behind it is really original, love that. #
  • Link to Dark Knight trailer Joker style –
    http://snipr.com/26k5b #

Sizing Your Arcade Artwork Scan

Now that you have the scans of your arcade cabinet artwork finished and the sideart is stitched together you are ready to start tracing those scans into vector artwork using Illustrator. But one important tip before you just place your scan and start tracing, we need to look at what size your artwork needs to be before you start. It can be tempting to just jump right in and start drawing over your scans, but even the fastest computers can get bogged down when trying to re-render if you have a hi-resolution scan with a complex piece of vector artwork. You need to copy and downsample your original scan to a piece of artwork you can easily work with and manipulate, and here’s how. (more…)

Arcade Links for 2008-04-29

  • Nw Batman The Dark Knight Inernational Posters. Heath Ledger Joker and Batpod are good, the rest, not so much. http://snipr.com/268mb #
  • Free Commando Upright Arcade Game, Holland MI Craigslist – http://snipr.com/268n8 #
  • New Dark Knight Batman movie trailer bootlegged by rabid viral marketing fans. Bad quality, but you get the jist – http://snipr.com/26aep #
  • $30 Ms. Pac-man Detroit Craiglist. Wow! Steal. Plus $20 for Delivery – Easy. Prank? No Sideart, solid blue. – http://snipr.com/264r7 #
  • NY Times article, inside look into Stern pinball, last remaining pinball manufacturer in the world –
    http://snipr.com/264×8 #
  • Seinfeld Frogger episode on Fox right now Indianapolis. Never seen the 1st part, diggin it, even though that Sega Frogger cabinet is ugly. #
  • Gyruss is a great arcade game, $400 for a nice looking one, good control panel, but one bad corner isn’t a bad price – Chicago Craigslist. #
  • Centuri Gyruss Link – http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/657619647.html #
  • New articles on Rotheblog on how to have arcade game artwork reproduced starting from ground zero – http://snipr.com/260ln #
  • Second part of the reproduction artwork primers, getting committed buyers for your project –
    http://snipr.com/260lo #
  • Atari Battlezone arcade game Chicago Craigslist. Not a bad price at $350, but not working –
    http://snipr.com/261at #
  • Laseball Pinball game / machine in Fishers (North of Indianapolis) Craigslist – $400 – Works –
    http://snipr.com/261av #

Check arcade artwork dimensions

You’ve got an awesome scan of your arcade game artwork, from the side of the cabinet, the control panel, or another piece that you would like to reproduce. You’re a little type A, and don’t trust that the computer scanned the piece in at actual size, or more likely, you downloaded a piece of artwork from Local Arcade hoping to have it printed but want to make sure the dimensions are correct. You’re on the ball, and checking artwork dimensions before sending the vector file off is a great idea, and it is so simple to do in Illustrator. (more…)

Scanning Arcade Game Sideart

For all of the great arcade websites that exist for collectors to interact and collaborate, I have not come across many articles that I would consider a “primer” series stepping a potential future collector through the process of having arcade artwork reproduced. There are a lot of small nuances and skills that go into a run of reproduction artwork and we are going to try to cover all of the main points in this series. (more…)

Make a classic arcade logo in 5 minutes

There was a topic thread started today on BYOAC where a member was trying to make a simple logo with a double thick outline. This is A-typical of arcade logos on flyers and designs from the 1980’s. Fortunately, making a similar retro arcade logo today is easy, it’s quick and only takes 5 minutes. So here we go, a short little how-to tutorial on designing your own old arcade logo. (more…)

Arcade Links for 2008-04-26