Tomorrow, Nintendo is throwing a launch party for the DSi at Citywalk from 9PM – 12AM. Show up and you’re also privy to some free stuff. What kind of swag? The video game art group i am 8-bit is providing stickers, signed posters, and t-shirts.
• POSTERS – Three hand-silkscreened posters from famed artists Gabe Swarr (pictured above), John Pham, and Matt Furie. Each artist will be on site to sign and CUSTOMIZE the posters. There are only 100 of each.
• PHOTO PLAYSET – Imagine entering a life-sized Mushroom Kingdom, as conceptualized by visionary artist Scott Belcastro, and get your photo taken. Complete with hand-made props/replicas from all your favorite Nintendo franchises.
• T-SHIRTS – Ultimate Mario fan/i am 8-bit artist Gabe Swarr designed one of the coolest Nintendo-themed shirts ever, exclusively for the event. There are only 600 to be had, though.
• STICKERS – A whole arsenal of exclusive stickers will be passed out, featuring your favorite Nintendo characters as interpreted by i am 8-bit artists. Only 1000 sticker packs were created.
Out of all the things the “photo playset” sounds the most interesting. A Nintendo themed playground with I am 8 bit’s style of abstract video game art is something worth checking out. I’ll see if I can take some pictures of it tomorrow.