www.bit.ly/creativepour Designer and illustrator Joshua Ketchen has reimagined a handful of classic videogames as they might have appeared were they the subjects of the kind of tatty sci-fi novels that prop up secondhand book stores’ collapsing shelves. The covers (complete with distressed edges) cover quite a span of videogame history, reaching from EarthBound
and MegaMan through to BioShock and Pikmin. Ketchen makes excellent use of the mustard yellows and greyblues associated with the charismatic pulp covers of the ‘60s and ‘70s, creating images that twist the familiar into new forms. For all the obvious body horror and action potential of the other games, however, it’s
Pikmin that ends up being the best fit, coming across as some kind of melancholic kids’ novel with distinctly darker undertones.