Retro videogame propaganda posters invite you to do your part

The eggheads at Think Geek have, once again, dug into our collective back-brain and given us something we didn't know we wanted: propaganda posters for games like Joust, Donkey Kong, and Tron.

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Whoever designed these has about as much understanding of how the original posters were designed as I do of how to build a functioning flux capacitor.

Terrible, terrible design work. The only one I might give a decent grade to is #1 ... #5 is moving in the right direction, but isn't anywhere near where it needs to be ... and #2 is particularly poorly assembled. Oh, and the type on #4 makes me want to find the creator and beat him or her around the head with Rodchenko's collected works.

(For the GOOD stuff ... which includes some comprehension of how to use color and force vectors in the design ... try looking at [www.internationalposter.com] or http://store.artlebedev.com/books/albums/soviet-constructivist-posters/ ... and that's just Soviet constructivism. Old Rennert auction catalogs are great sources for posters, and tend to go for *cheap*. Binding sucks, but the reproductions are awesome.)

(edited twice because I can't gorram type today, dammit.)