Video Games Day
Created Monday, April 2, 2007 | Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

For this project, we were supposed to create a poster (I think with an advertisement mentality to inform others about it) for a holiday.  I think we were also required to create the poster in Illustrator.  We could pick an existing holiday or create our own.  Naturally, I choose Video Games Day, which, believe it or not, is actually a real holiday!  I knew the phrase I wanted to have on the poster since the beginning (“Respect you elders!”), but I went through two major designs.  I knew that I wanted to use an old game to keep with the spirit of the phrase, but I couldn’t decide between Pac-Man or Mario.  I think the reason I ended up choosing Mario was because I decided he  was a more iconic character than Pac-Man and that more people, both young and old, would recognize him.  I also liked the more basic design I had for Mario than the visually more complex Pac-Man design.

I also had some other ideas for holidays, and those preliminary posters can be seen below.