Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mega Man 2


Mega man's battle against the gutsdozer in the Wiley world at the end of Mega Man 2. This massive 120" x 40" giclee canvas split print was a private commission for the video game store "Complete in box" in Ephrata PA. It was a ton of fun to make and our first professional collaboration with Arm-length interviews co-creator, Andy Jackson. 

We LOVED this game as
kids and decided it would be cool to re-imagine this scene and render it to reflect the way it impacted us when it first boiled our eyeballs. Sprites were always tiny little things in most earlier video games, so, when this guy came rolling out, it was the most exciting thing we've ever seen up to that point.

This guy is a weakling by today's VG standards 
(he can be beaten with the correct weapon in a matter of seconds) but nonetheless the nostalgia stays the same and this game will always hold a special place for us. 

The top 2 pics are detail shots with the completed canvas hanging in the store at the bottom.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Miµe T¥~on's ÞUπ©h Θut!


Opening tonight - Chogrin presents: "8-Bit and Beyond 2" at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Opening reception from 7-9 p.m.

Here is our contribution to the show: 
"Miµe T¥~on's ÞUπ©h Θut!"
19"x25" 4 color screen print at Abnrml on French White Speckletone paper. Limited edition of 50 available at tonight's showing, and only $30 each.

this was almost called "the Golden Fleece Circuit". The concept going into this was initially based off of the Jason and the Argonauts battle against the 7 headed Hydra for the Golden Fleece. We figured the only way to tell it in this world with what was available in the game would be through a massive glitch in the system. But then, as we fleshed it out more, it became more of a tale of Little Mac's defeat through 3 rounds against Iron Mike.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chrogrin Presents: 8-bit and Beyond 2


Check us out at the upcoming "8-bit and beyond" show this Friday at Bottleneck gallery. We have a limited print run we'll be revealing at the show plus there's over 70 artists from around the world displaying pieces inspired by everything from NES to Sega to Playstation to Xbox. 

Show opens August 8th.