Arcade Flyer Mosaic Posters

Don’t you just love the look of those classic arcade flyers? The artwork is retro and many people collect them to frame next to the arcade games they own in their home. With as many individual flyers out there, it is doubtful anyone could collect them all. However, now there’s a way to have the best of both worlds in a full-sized arcade flyer mosaic poster.

Old Tyme Toys, which had previously been creating arcade flyer key chains decided to take the stockpile of images collected for the key chains and use them to make a mosaic depicting a single arcade flyer or game company logo. Jon from Old Tyme Toys says,

I actually started making arcade flyer key chains for members on KLOV. I’ve been making the key chains for about 2 years now and have made over 3000 of them for arcade collectors all over the world- USA, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Canada, England and Australia. I would have to size the arcade flyers to fit on the key chains before printing, so I accumulated all of these small flyer files and got to thinking. I thought why not try and make a mosaic arcade flyer poster where all of the mosaic tiles are arcade flyers. I tested it with a Crystal Castles flyer- it worked out pretty well!

Not all flyers are good candidates for the mosaic treatment. It turns out that some flyers work much better than others, usually the ones with a lot of color variations work the best. Also, sometimes the simpler the artwork, the better the effect. Game logos such as Atari and Exidy work very well with the mosaic treatment because of their simplicity. Of the orders received, Tron seems to be a top seller, and rightly so.

Posters are 18″x24″ on high-quality photo paper with an aqueous coating. The posters are currently for sale at a price of $35 (USPS priority shipping included) with a $5 discount for each additional poster purchase. The best way to order right now is to email oldtymetoys (at) yahoo (dot) com with requests. Visit www.arcadekeychains.com for images and info on both key chains and mosaic posters.

Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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