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Help fund the printing of an illustrated print showing the evolution of the games console, from the bulky 8-bit boxes of the early 1970s to the sleek, powerful machines that we have today.   

So let's dive straight in to what inspired us to create this poster, and what's featured in the rewards:

As big gaming fans for as long as we can remember, my co-designer on this project and I have always been fascinated with the development of the games console. From the design of the console itself to the computers that power them, and of course the games, it's an area that continues to intrigue us today.   

Now as adults, and designers, we decided to put our love for this subject down on paper, and create this print. We've traced, in our opinion, the best and most important milestones in the development of the console, and lovingly illustrated each one in our own style. Along with the release date and logo for each, we thought it would make a great print, and we hope you do too!  

These 35 consoles make up what today is a multi-billion dollar industry. If only a tiny percentage of gaming fans like our print we'll be able to bring it to life, and you too can have a copy proudly hanging on your wall. 

The final, printed poster will be full colour A2, and will be printed to a high specification at a specialist printing firm in Herefordshire, UK. 

The poster features 35 of the most iconic games consoles from the last 5 decades, each lovingly illustrated in our own flat design style. From the PS4 to the Atari 2600, your favourite console will almost certainly be featured:

Here is a section of the poster, showing the first 10 consoles:

 and a close up of the finished print (on standard paper):

In addition to the standard version, we're also producing 100 Limited Edition variants, which will feature offset printing and a higher paper stock, as well as being hand-signed and numbered by the designers. 

Here are some mockups of what the final printed version may look like once framed and placed: 

Please note, the frames and swanky modern offices are not included in the rewards!

For those who don't have the room for a poster, or want something a little extra, then why not pledge for the postcard set. 

Each postcard features three iconic consoles from one legendary manufacturer: 

That's five postcards for just £10, with free UK delivery! If we exceed our target by 50% or more, we'll also be adding some new postcards free with every order.

Every console went through the same painstaking illustration process, allowing us to achieve a cohesive feel to the design and apply our own flat design style. 

For each console, we started with the basic shape, using high resolution photographs to ensure the dimensions and spacing were correct. We produced an initial line illustration of each console in order to get the sizing and placement correct, and then began adding colour and major details. 

Once the colour was correct and the main elements in place, we then went through and lovingly added logos, minor details and shadows in order to ensure each console looked unique, but authentic. 

With the rewards set as they are, we're keen that the print should be the best size and quality possible. 

We have designed it at A2 (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 in), so it will fit in your standard 'poster' frame. We plan to print it digitally on 250gsm - 275gsm off-white stock, so it will be thick enough to feel the quality (and look great!) but not too thick to roll. 

We have yet to make final decisions on paper weight and colour, and will be guided by the local printers we work with regularly. Our printers are highly experienced and extremely good at what they do, so we can be completely confident we'll get the best possible results.

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Risks and challenges

We have a huge amount of experience producing printed assets, as both my co-designer and I run a design agency. We have a close working relationship with a high quality printer in Herefordshire, and will produce proof versions for quality control purposes.

We also have experience delivering other Kickstarter projects, and more complicated ones fulfilment-wise. As a result we don't see any potential issues that could prevent us from completing this project.

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