The START poster is a compliation of the "Press Start" screen from nearly every NES game (790+!) made by an 8-bit fan for 8-bit fans.
I'm a child of the 80's with fond memories of coming home from school to a tv with a NES hooked up, turning it on, turning to snowy channel 3 and spending endless hours with Mario, Rad Racer, Little Nemo and countless other games ranging from amazing to horrible to impossible. (I will challenge anyone to a game of Burger Time!) I always thought that the start screens of these semi-forgotten and abandoned games that had been burned into my mind would make a really nostalgic piece of art somehow.
I set about compiling screenshots to nearly 800 mostly US released games I had collected. I attempted to automate the process, but that only worked for roughly half the games since the start screens appear at different times and with different button pressing combinations.
As I spent hours compiling the screens, I decided I would use the screens to create a mosaic of the word START. Vaguely motivational, but mainly it's just a premise to give all these screens the chance to be viewed again. I hope you enjoy it and feel the happy pangs of nostalgia that I felt while doing this project.
I'm not sure of the exact dimensions yet, but my goal is for each game screen (256px x 224px) to be clearly readable at a reasonable size.
pledged of $3,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 10, 2012.
Jul 11, 2012 - Aug 10, 2012 (30 days)
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You receive my eternal gratitude as well as a PDF of the final poster design, desktop wallpaper images and a zip file of the original screenshots to use as you please.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You receive one poster, a PDF of the final poster design, desktop wallpaper images, a zip file of the screenshots, a printed guide to the game grid and early access to the web version of the poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You receive two posters, a PDF of the final printed design, a zip file of the screenshots, a printed guide to the game grid and early access to the web version of the poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You receive the first posters off the presses plus one poster for a friend, a PDF of the final printed design, a zip file of the screenshots, a printed guide to the game grid, early access to the web version of the poster and free copies of any subsequent game mosaic posters I make (if people are into this one!).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012