I use to think I had several really nice gems in my collection. Sure they are great but they’re all about to be dethroned.
And it’s not even by a new game to the library. It’s a poster. A custom poster created for me by a most excellent artist.
If you could think of one game to represent the age of the Sega Master System and the Genesis/Mega Drive. What game would that be?
Yeah, man. We all know it would be Phantasy Star!
Below is a rough sketch Kalman created to show me what he envisioned based off of what I was requesting.
I remember how this idea formed in my head. A long while ago I saw a youtube video from a fellow collector and he had printed game covers for some of his favor Genesis games and hung them next to his collection. His collection was looking so good and polished that I wanted to amp up mine as well. I remember thinking how great it would be if I could print up a high resolution copy of the remake cover art for Phantasy Star Generation 1 for the PS2. Couldn’t do it. There was no source that I could find large enough to print at a meaningful size.
Enter Kalman. Not only is he a really awesome professional artist but he’s also a good friend. This combined with the buddy discount rate I was able to commission him for my own Phantasy Start Poster.
Of course you’ve guessed that I’m a big Phantasy Star fan but let me demonstrate how perfectly aligned the planets and stars are for this project. Kalman is also a big fan. He didn’t need to say it but he’s told me himself this is one of his favorite games. Not only did we both play this game like it was our religion when we were kids but we also played it together back in the day.
There is going to be all sorts of skill and emotion poured into this poster. Right Kalman? Emotion! I want this poster to be your horcrux because a piece of you soul should be left behind 😛
Finally a reason for sega fans to visit my site! 🙂 This is one to keep an eye on.
Thank you Kalman!