Video Games

9 Awesome 8-Bit Video Game Posters

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Nate Duvall/Gallery 1988: Melrose
Obey Wario.

Gallery 1988: Melrose in Santa Monica, California played host to “Multiplayer x2,” featuring the pixelated posters of more than 30 artists riffing on Golden Age video games. It was a follow-up to 2011’s “Multiplayer” show at Gallery 1988: Venice. The show ran from February 10 through March 3. 2012.

Below, some of our favorite prints from the show, courtesy of the folks over at Gallery 1988.


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Ibraheem Youssef/Gallery 1988

Back when two buttons was all you needed.


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Alan Hynes/Gallery 1988

You are never, ever going to make it.


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James Flames/Gallery 1988


It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this.


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DKNG Studios/Gallery 1988

The eternal battles.



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Jason Liwag/Gallery 1988

Learning our letters in a whole new way.


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Todd Slater/Gallery 1988

Donkey Kong kaleidoscoping out in every direction.


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Ryan Brinkerhoff/Gallery 1988

A shout-out to the underappreciated Link’s Awakening.


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Rhys Cooper/Gallery 1988

Billy and Jimmy Lee: two of the baddest dudes to ever sport bouffants.


This piece originally appeared in Public Spectacle, an LA Weekly blog. While we look for a new editor for Topless Robot, we’ll occasionally be publishing stories from Voice Media Group sites.


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