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Tags: 8-bit art, aled lewis, artist, born this way, bowser, GI joe dub, pac-man, photos, t-shirt designs, toy stories, tumblr, video games, video games vs. real life
Categories : tales from the internet
my original version of this post had been sitting in the SNT queue for quite a bit, but now i’m actually glad i waited.
stumbling upon TWO awesome sets of work from the same artist in two separate situations – and really digging both without even realizing they were done by the same person – certainly means something.. 1) i spend too much damn time on the internet, and 2) that artist is pretty damn awesome. (potentially 3) – but this is a kid’s show so i can’t share that with you. sorry.)
without further ado – ladies & gents, UK designer & illustrator ALED LEWIS! not only does he fashion quite sick and perceptive designs for fun, clients, prints, and t-shirts, but he also created two of my favorite series in recent times, which feature old school video games and plastic toys/figurines (go fig).
how did it start? via tumblr, as most things nowadays do. my xmas/new year’s pac-man obsession (..colored lights & techno still send me reeling..) had me instantly fall in love with this:
Pinky by Aled Lewis
after a click here and a click there (yeah, you know how the internet works – what do you want?!), i found his first series. this is one of my favorites:
Koopa Beach by Aled Lewis
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Tags: crack, digital acid, ghost train, pac-man, pac-man championship edition dx, ps3, video games
Categories : random
so it’s nearly 1am on xmas eve and we are STILL playing the spankin’ new pac-man championship edition DX on ps3. and i say STILL because after playing the demo over and over and over and over and OVER, we finally bought the game for a measly 10 bucks, and by god is it worth it.
this game is a RAINBOW CRACKASAURUS REX. the mightiest of insane technicolor hypersonic crackalicious entertainment. if you don’t have this game, PLAY THE DEMO and tell me you won’t be shaking in a few hours when you try to sleep. it’s like going to a rave with pac-man where the LSD NEVER RUNS OUT.
the speed is INSANE. the music is hot. the colors are brighter than a radioactive bag of skittles. you can BOMB the ghosts away from you if you get into a jam, AND pac-man does this ridiculous prince of persia/matrix-type slow down of time when he does a near-collision with a ghost (?!!!!?!??!). there’s also a bunch of different courses, views, character styles, music, time attacks, and high-speed shiz that makes you THINK before the super ADD gameplay turns you into a drooling, psychotic mess.
nuff said, i love this game.
ps.. if anyone knows where to download the song on the course select screen, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. i wanna bump. that. shiz. ALL. NITE.
and oh yeah.. MERRY XMAS!!!
- da leopard