If you aren’t familiar with Famicase you are really missing out! Artists use Famicom game cases as their canvas by designing game labels for fake games and displaying them on game carts as if it were real. When it first started in 2005, 23 artists displayed work. Now over 100 artists from all over the world submit game labels to be displayed.
Artists submit their designs and the show founder Sakagami prints them off and applies them to the carts to be sure they are all uniform the he displays them in his shop on pegboards. Check out http://famicase.com/12/index.html to see this years entries, plus check out the other ones from the last few years, there are some really awesome entries! Or even if you just did a search on Google Images you will get to see a bunch.
Here are some of my favorite entries over the last few years
Does this sound super cool to you? Want to design your own labels, well here’s your chance. Nathan from Video Games Are Rad and I are teaming up to put on our own art show called Famicart Exhibition. Anyone from around the world can enter and your entries will be placed on the online gallery and displayed on carts for a local art show, once we find a venue
We will be using Famicom and NES carts in our show so you can pick whichever you like. We would also like if the artists make their own logo and short description to go with the game to be displayed with the carts. It doesn’t matter if you are a pro artist or designer, or you don’t think you are good at drawing. There have been entries like this too, just simple and not much to them
So anyone can make a design to use, there is no excuse If you are interested just let me know! Or even if you have some ideas for labels and don’t want to make one you can definitely let me know that too. Soon I’ll be posting some of my custom labels, just need to get them printed first.