When people attempt to resurrect the past, they can create something that's at once beautifully nostalgic and irresistibly vital (modern swinger parties!), or a chaotic mess that only ends in tears (modern swing dancing). Now bringing back the past bigger and badder than ever, MULTIPLAYER: Video Game Art.
This 38-poster series features inspired takes on the iconography of the 8-bit, 16-bit, and Playstation epochs, from Dallas-born Adam Hanson's "A Master of Moogle" (Final Fantasy III) to Finn Markku Metso's "Which Way to Dr. Wily?" (Mega Man II), all turning the pixelated heroes and villains of burned out CRT screens into pop art gold, but not Pop Ari Gold, because that Entourage game's not worth playing after Level 2.
Q*Berts: Taking a break from isometric hopping are celebrities like Q*burt Lancaster, Q*bertrand Russel, Q*burt Reynolds, Q*burt Ward, and Q*burt Bacharach, fresh off his hit, "Say a Little Player for Two".
What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse: Castlevania II recast as the winner of Konami's ugly sweater party, this cable-knit creation depicts row upon row of every monster thrown at Simon Belmont, including zombies, bats, skeletons, and the Grim Reaper, who, if you're still sitting around playing Castlevania, is probably standing right outside your door.
Sam and Max: In Toontown's seediest strip club, Sam's hangdog face leaks tears and Max's fingers tattoo a lunatic beat on the bar, while clustered around the pole are a menagerie of anthropomorphic lechers, including the greasy faces of Sonic and Mario, one too fast for love, the other too fat.
Other pieces worth hanging next to the framed photo of your #2 Galaga score include the surprisingly literal "Map to Wizards and Warriors", "Invade!" (which fills Space Invaders' cabinet art with the eponymous creatures), and "Up Up Down Down BA Start", referencing the Contra cheat code -- and if you're into swing dancing, you could use a life or two.