Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

Videogame art floods Washington D.C. firms

2008-07-10 17:46:00  ยท  Brad Nicholson
0

Yesterday, the Washington Post featured a feel good story about people who enjoy entertaining each other with videogame art. When the day gets bland, Amy Smith likes to decorate her window with a Ms. Pac-Man composed completely of Post-it notes. Amy does it for her friend in the adjacent building, who can clearly see it when looking out the window. The funny thing is, other people started noticing Amy’s game. Now they create their own art.

The corner of Vermont and L Street is now host to a collection of videogame iconography spanning from Mario, to Link, and even Space Invaders. It has become a competition of sorts, where each building actively watches new characters being constructed and then tries to do one better. Amy is proud of what she spawned between the buildings:

I always dreamed of leaving my mark on D.C.

The reporter goes on to speculate that over 40 windows have some kind of videogame related art on them. Personally, I think this is great utilization of a passion. Amy probably doesn’t read the news, editorials, or reviews as religiously as us, but she shares her tastes in a pretty cool and unobtrusive way. I almost wish every print outlet would take the time to look for a nice story like this, instead of telling us that GTA IV is going to turn the modern American into a car-jacking sociopath. 

[Via Gamepolitics]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Brad Nicholson // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2899Blogs 47Following8Followers134

I'm Brad Nicholson. I've been around, but Destructoid is where my dawgs at. You can see my work here, at MTV, at Giant Bomb or other great places around the Internet. I also run a podcast called ... more


 



#Games as Art
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

spacer