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Marc Ericksen
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A well known San Francisco Illustrator, responsible for the illustration of Box Art covers of over 95 videogames between 1982 and 2002..
A well known San Francisco Illustrator, responsible for the illustration of Box Art covers of over 95 videogames between 1982 and 2002..

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PRGE or Bust!!
I'm making my way to Portland beginning Tuesday, RAIN OR SHINE! PRGE 2013- a blast! Dianne and I had to skip last year, and we really felt bad, missing the chaos that is the PRGE. I'm bringing my 17" by 22" prints of Capcom's Megaman2, Tengen's Tetris, Data...

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'OTERO WAR'!!! CAVEMAN'S ALBUM COVER IS ROCKIN' the RETRO!!!
On January 6th I received a interesting proposal From a Cinematic, a record label seeking my skills on an Album cover for a New York rock group called Caveman. After doing a bit of research into the band, and hearing the song list that they linked me to, I ...

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HELL ON WATER!! ACTIVISION'S OCEAN RANGER!!
Got a penchant for some seaborne battle porn?  I always considered this package to have been one of the poorest box designs I was ever involved in. The terrible use of the colored lettering for the masthead has always bothered me. I felt the Activision Desi...

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THE BADDEST of SNK's 'IKARI WARRIORS III The RESCUE' THAT NOBODY EVER SAW!!!
IF YOU PLAYED YOUR GAMES ON AN IBM, YOU MAY HAVE SEEN THIS ART!                                             But wait,  ...who played on an IBM? Seriously, Take a look anyway, because Vince and Paul really laid it out trying to rescue the son of an important...

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THE MEGA MAN TWO TEE meets THE BAD DUDES TEE!! Killer Teez @ THE YETEE CAVE!!
PLASTER YOUR FAVE VINTAGE MARC ERICKSEN GAME ART ON YOUR CHEST FOR ALL TIME,…..Or the next hundred washes.. whichever comes first!! I have the pleasure to announce the opening of the Marc Ericksen RETROGAMEART store in combination with Mike Mancuso and Glen...

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ON THE RACER'S EDGE!!..PERIPHERAL ART for NAMCO'S POLE POSITION II, for ATARI!
Pull on that Nomex fire suit and wedge yourself into a cockpit smaller than a coffin, with even less wiggle room, and get real friendly with that big, hot, snarling BMW M12 Turbocharged 640 horse engine sitting right behind your shoulder blades. This is Pol...

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ON THE RACER'S EDGE!!..PERIPHERAL ART for NAMCO'S POLE POSITION II, for ATARI!
Pull on that Nomex fire suit and wedge yourself into a cockpit smaller than a coffin, with even less wiggle room, and get real friendly with that big, hot, snarling BMW M12 Turbocharged 640 horse engine sitting right behind your shoulder blades. This is Pol...

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STRIDER HIRYU and his Plasma Sword FALCHION: The BLINDINGLY QUICK SWEEP of OBLIVION!!
Marc Ericksen's 1989 Title block treatment for Capcom"s Strider Much has been posited about the incredibly swift strike of the Plasma Sword of  Hiryu, the youngest  novitiate ever to reach the A level in the futuristic (2048) organization of assassins known...

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STRIDER HIRYU and his Plasma Sword FALCHION: The BLINDINGLY QUICK SWEEP of OBLIVION!!
Marc Ericksen's 1989 NES logo treatment for Capcom's Strider Much has been posited about the incredibly swift strike of the Plasma Sword of  Hiryu, the youngest novitiate ever to reach the A level in the futuristic (2048) organization of assassins known as ...

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OUR LOSS of INNOCENCE: Into the new Millennia, Color FADES, and Game Box Art Enters a New and Darker World.
IT HAD TO HAPPEN: The earliest days of video gaming was lean on graphic sophistication, but was one of the earliest users of the new medium of color television technology. Imagine creating your colors using light, actual glowing light, as your palette!! The...
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