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The Art of Video Games

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Courtesy of Pica Pic

Is it too soon to be nostalgic for old computer games? We don't think so, as Good Things celebrates all things nineties and 8-bit

Playing a game on your phone, on the train home, does not compare to the after school joy of plugging a van-sized box into a bus-sized television. Who’d have thought that plinky plonk music and pixelated graphics could be so nostalgic. So in this week's unusually interactive Good Things, we're all about the video games .

A blog devoted to the beautiful and surreal 8-bit landscape pictures from old video games. You will never see a bluer, more uniform sky.

Gaming Skies
Gaming Skies Courtesy of http://noirlac.tumblr.com
Gaming Skies
Gaming Skies Courtesy of http://noirlac.tumblr.com
Gaming Skies
Gaming Skies Courtesy of http://noirlac.tumblr.com
Gaming Skies
Gaming Skies Courtesy of http://noirlac.tumblr.com
Gaming Skies
Gaming Skies Courtesy of http://noirlac.tumblr.com
Gaming Skies
Gaming Skies Courtesy of http://noirlac.tumblr.com
Consollection is the best online museum of old consoles, in all of their plastic, cuboid glory. A combination of great colours, graphic keys and 8-bit heaven.
Multifunktions Spiel Computer
Multifunktions Spiel Computer Courtesy of Consollection
MBO Console
MBO Console Courtesy of Consollection
Nintendo Console
Nintendo Console Courtesy of Consollection
Quiz-Wiz
Quiz-Wiz Courtesy of Consollection
Sega Genesis Mk. 2
Sega Genesis Mk. 2 Courtesy of Consollection
With a tumblr for everything possible, it is no surprise that there is one for video game art. Yes, art which is seen in video games. Niche, but nice.
Portrait from Tough Turf
Portrait from Tough Turf From the Video Game Art Archive
Inventory Items: Carrot
Inventory Items: Carrot From the Video Game Art Archive
Portraits from Clock Tower
Portraits from Clock Tower From the Video Game Art Archive
Bowl of Flowers from Sonic Blast Man II
Bowl of Flowers from Sonic Blast Man II From the Video Game Art Archive
Inventory Items: Dagger
Inventory Items: Dagger From the Video Game Art Archive
It’s so hot in London today so ditch the work, sit in the sun and play 80s handheld LCD games. Pica Pic is a site for playing, and admiring, those handheld devices which seemed so hi-tech back in '92. Donkey Kong anyone? 
Animest
Animest Courtesy of Pica Pic
Aerogun Field
Aerogun Field Courtesy of Pica Pic
Coffee House
Coffee House Courtesy of Pica Pic
If you’ve got a piano, or any other instrument for that matter, then why not throw a recital of all your favourite Super Mario tunes. Find the sheet music here.
Super Mario: Mushroom Sound
Super Mario: Mushroom Sound Music by Koji Kondo; Score by Joseph Karam
Super Mario: Coin Sound
Super Mario: Coin Sound Music by Koji Kondo; Score by Joseph Karam
Super Mario: Death Sound
Super Mario: Death Sound Music by Koji Kondo; Score by Joseph Karam
Super Mario: Flagpole Fanfare
Super Mario: Flagpole Fanfare Music by Koji Kondo; Score by Joseph Karam

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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