Donkey Kong!

Donkey Kong!
⊛ cut + torn paper + washi / illustration board
⊛ 5.75 x 10 in • 145 x 255 mm
⊛ incorporeal

Growing up in the 80's, the good ol' cathode ray tube burned a million images into my young, impressionably squishy brain. The worst offenders were the video games.

I read once that they steal your dreams. It's no lie. Play for long enough and all you'll see when you close your eyes is pixel-ly goodness. Today's games with their fancy graphics and cinematic cut-scenes and plots can't hold a candle to the primary-colored power of Pac-Man, Joust or Pitfall!.


Donkey Kong is right at home in the 80's. He also fits my own personal theme for Illustration Friday this year. He's had a bit of a makeover in the past few years, but I prefer his original flat charm to the new version with his three-dimensional pompadour.