Truth be told, I am not a gamer.
I know very little about the different types of games that are out there today. I’m more familiar with the classics like “Super Mario” and “Zelda” and old gaming systems like Nintendo 64!
But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate cool posters that have a video game theme. If they’re designed well, then I don’t need to know the backstory or meaning behind the characters. The image is compelling all on its own!
Because I don’t have a favorite type of video game, I base what posters I like on their superficial style. While I enjoy bright colors, I’ll always favor clever imagery over everything else.
The 15 works featured below are striking, thanks to their design. (OK, maybe some of them amuse me, too!)
1. I love how this simple image is framed by a large, silhouetted shape. The solid color gives the design plenty of space to work in the copy.
2. Another silhouetted poster, but this one is very different. Just look at the delicate line work present in the sky. It's beautiful.
3. This clever poster pays homage to controllers of the past and arranges them in a heart shape. It’s perfect if you’ve been a longtime fan of video games.
4. If you’re a classic gaming fan, then you’ll love this poster, which is titled 'Every Saturday Morning Ever Circa 1982'.
5. I don’t know what Sunset Overdrive is about, but after seeing this energetic poster, I definitely want to learn more!
6. Here’s a 3D-style poster that has awesome features. It’s the best way to showcase the knitted texture of the game’s main character!
7. I love the ghostly aspect to this image. The black and gray areas look like a gorgeous ink wash.
8. This is a poster for the game 'Animal Crossing'. It features a group scene that’s cute and well-illustrated to boot. I really appreciate all of the color!
9. Here’s a subtle and complex image. At first glance, you see the large silhouetted figure, but once you look past it, you see a mischievous scene!
10. Maybe you don’t want any text on your image. If that’s the case, then this poster for 'Assassin's Creed' is for you!
11. This poster highlights a classic game (in my mind!) and has an incredible energy to it. Directional lines help make this composition feel dynamic.
12. I love the eerie, moody feeling I get from this poster. Those blank eyes are haunting and alluring and make me want to know more about this game!
13. A quote, coupled with a minimalist image, creates an intriguing poster.
14. Instead of focusing on the main characters or part of a plotline, this poster uses icons from the game to tell a story.
15. This references a couple of things: the video game and the iconic Join or Die from the American Revolution. Smart!
Get your game on!
After viewing these awesome video game posters, it makes me want to play some now. These posters are only some of the coolest I’ve seen. Be on the lookout for more video game posters. You may just want to put one up in your room one day!