Dave Moore always liked the Superior Software adverts of 1984-1985 vintage. In particular there were two styles he liked. The full screen blue version that advertised one game:
And the “split” ad that advertised two games:
He wondered if I could do something similar in Inkscape for him to use as promotional materials at the show. The job turned out to be quite straight forward as I had all the things I needed. I had created the svg of the Retro Software logo as well as the original cover artwork for Zap! and The Krystal Connection.
Here’s my rendition of The Krystal Connection:
And here is my “split” ad:
The main thing I had to watch was keeping the colours muted, and again the Tango icon palette was my friend here. I used it to create the artwork for The Krystal Connection and I’ve become rather fond of it. The font was Bahaus – it was difficult to resist adding the Access credit card logo though!