Sometimes it’s not enough to just play video games. Sometimes we need to own a little bit of that sweet video game art. Here are nine pieces of art that we’re currently coveting, whether we can afford them or not.
Titanfall, by Jason Howard
Who doesn’t want a Titanfall comic after seeing what Jason Howard’s been doodling? Howard is co-creator of The Astounding Wolf Man and Super Dinosaur for Image Comics, and he’s currently working with Warren Ellis on Scatterlands.
Maybe Respawn would like to consider him for future multimedia projects. We’re sad this isn’t a real thing.
Atari bootleg, by Sucklord
Sucklord is a bootleg toy artist based in New York. Self obsessed as most good artists are, he wears a rip-off Boba Fett helmet and specialises in making Frankestein’s monster-style action figures, chopping body parts, recycling 80s artwork and mashing them together to sell for $100 a pop.
This was part of a one-off collection of art put together and sold over Instagram. Modern times, eh!
Demigodz custom SNES, by Ultimate Customs
The Demigodz are a hiphop supergroup who last year released the Killmatic LP. Ultimate Customs is a dude who builds custom packaging and toys.
He likes the SNES so much he’s done Ninja Turtle, wrestling and Wu-Tang customisations, and if you keep track on his Facebook page you can bid on the latest builds.
Ayecon bootleg stickers
Ayecon is street artist Ryan Goodwin based out of Salt Lake City. He takes pop art characters and gives them a simple twist, smudging features and subverting them with his own logo. Iwata wouldn’t approve. The good news is if you think his shit is cool you can order sticker packs for as little as $6 and slap them up around your city like a little vandal.
Watch Dogs graffiti mural
This was obviously commissioned by Ubisoft Netherlands so it’s not for sale but it is pretty damn cool. It would have been nicer if the artists were free to reimagine the game in their own style, but I guess Ubi wanted to keep to their own marketing message.
Invader is a French graffiti artists leaving his tiled Space Invader art all over the globe. The bottles were photographed in Tokyo and like most of his work they’re not for sale. But stick around for a few more weeks as his iOS game Flash Invaders is due to be released.
Super Mario Lovers, by Listen04
Listen04 is a UK painter. His work is built around puns and bad jokes, I guess. Check out his stuff and you’ll find it hard not to crack up.
Super Smash Bros., by Andrew Doma
There’s not much we can tell you about Andrew Doma but he does a mean interpretation of Mario, Sonic and Link in Super Smash Bros. Go check out his Tumblr, it’s pretty awesome.
War & Pizza, by Aled Lewis
This is a commission for the Cowabunga!! 30 Years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show, curated by Iam8bit, and taking place in L.A. from this weekend.
It’s Aled’s take on TMNT 2: The Arcade Game on NES and it’s pretty sweet. Also, buy his excellent RAGE QUIT t-shirt.