Parallel Worlds 2019

Excited to share our poster design for Parallel Worlds 2019 – A Conference on Videogame Design and Culture. BIG thanks to Marie Foulston who commissioned us.

Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUNOur idea for the poster was that it would feature lots of characters playing virtual reality video games. The gamers are drawn in blue and white and the virtual world is in orange, pink and white.

Here are some close-ups of the characters:

Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

Ping pong people playing on a futuristic virtual hover table

Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

Some dude riding a virtual show jumping horse

Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

A bunny squaring up to a beefy opponent

Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

Some virtual petting of a virtual pet

As always everything we do starts in a sketchbook. Below are some of Patrick’s initial sketchbook doodlings.

Initial sketch ideas for our Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design Initial sketch ideas for our Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design Initial sketch ideas for our Parallel Worlds 2019 poster designInitial sketch ideas for our Parallel Worlds 2019 poster designPatrick picked out the character on the right hand side of the sketchbook page and paired her with a beefcake ninja. Here’s the pencil redraw.

Pencil sketch for Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

And the coloured-in version after tracing the image on the computer.

Pencil sketch for Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN Parallel Worlds 2019 poster design by YUK FUN

Neither of us have actually played a proper video game for about 10 years so this was a really fun project to get into. Patrick’s favourite game from yesteryear is Bomb Jack (although he remembers it as Bomber Jack). It had the best music!

Lucy was obsessed with Final Fantasy 7:

The V&A‘s videogame design and culture conference, Parallel Worlds is on Friday 25th January 2019. For more information on speakers and tickets go the the V&A blog. Parallel Worlds is running alongside the V&A’s current exhibition Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt which explores the design and culture of contemporary videogames on until Sunday 24th February 2019.

 

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