GET LAMP Artwork and Poster

Posted: January 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Interactive Fiction, production, Text Adventure History | 5 Comments »

I have a great announcement to make.

Along with finishing up editing, designing menus, planning out bonus features, and all the rest, I also have been working on the packaging for GET LAMP, which I want to be as enjoyable and true to the subject matter as possible. I am following the same template I enjoyed with the BBS Documentary, that is, a somewhat simple outside slipcover with a complicated and interesting inside multiple DVD tray. GET LAMP has two DVDs to BBS Documentary’s three, but the look is the same. (If you go over to the BBS Documentary order page, you can see what I’m talking about).

This time, I knew I wanted the back three-panel space to have one big piece of artwork on it. I wasn’t exactly sure how that was going to be accomplished, and I didn’t let indecision hold up other aspects of production, but it was somewhere there in the back of my mind.

Then I saw this weblog entry from a software house called Panic, who had decided (for fun) to come up with a fictional alternate history of the company extending a couple decades back, and one in which they had a financially-unsound decision to go into the Atari 2600 game business. They had realistically-weathered artifacts, a fake magazine ad, and some absolutely amazing cover art. Even though the company didn’t exist back then, the artwork captured the look of the old cartridge cover art perfectly.

I knew I’d found my artist.

His name is Lukas Ketner, he’s a Portland-based freelance illustrator, and together, through rounds of revisions and designs, we’ve come up with the artwork that will grace the inside of GET LAMP’s packaging.

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce the GET LAMP poster:

This will be the first thing you see when you open up the package, and I think it makes just the right impression about what’s waiting for you.

Lukas was an absolute joy to work with, and I recommend him for art projects you’re seeking to do – he was on time, on budget, and listened every step of the way.  His website has many more examples of his artwork and styles – he doesn’t just do retro 1980s box art!

So, I am so bowled over about this artwork, I am considering making it available as a poster for sale. This would be a high-quality print on really good paper. I’m researching this now, but I’d like to reach out and ask if you want to be notified if such a poster becomes available, and at what price.

If you’re interested, please mail me at and I will do a one-time mailing when final details about the poster’s availability and price are solid.


5 Comments on “GET LAMP Artwork and Poster”

  1. 1 Kevin said at 9:28 pm on January 19th, 2010:

    FWIW, I would buy this poster.

  2. 2 Cabel Sasser said at 11:00 pm on January 19th, 2010:

    This is extremely cool! Lukas is so talented, and deserves as much awesome work as possible.

    I’m really glad we could inadvertently help make the connection!

    (Also: excited about the DVD!)

  3. 3 Ali Gündüz said at 2:07 am on January 20th, 2010:

    Sent the email.

    It would also be pretty awesome if you could CC-BY-SA the image. Just an idea.

  4. 4 » Neues zu Get Lamp said at 9:25 am on February 3rd, 2010:

    […] enthalten sein. Zusätzlich hat Scott auch das offizielle Artwork der Verpackung auf dem Blog zum Film […]

  5. 5 GET LAMP Text Adventure Documentary Coming in March | Showbits said at 10:12 am on February 18th, 2010:

    […] Original, retro artwork by artist Lukas Ketner. This collage captures the contexts and artifacts of many works of interactive fiction. The piece may additionally be available as a poster, should Mr. Scott receive enough interest in such a product. […]

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