My post today is not written as a geeky mom, but as the avid gamer I used to be (and still am at heart, even if time doesn’t allow me to express it). Today we started decorating our new apartment. While both of us are huge nerds, we also like things to look neat and classy so we have been pondering how to do that while still allow geekdom to be the theme.
We searched high and low for some cool video game posters or pictures with video game, but most of what we found for sale was kinda lame to be honest. We did find a cool map of LOTR Middle Earth, which has been ordered and will be put up when it arrives, but other than that it was kind of disappointing to look around.
That is until I found the amazing artist Emily Lemay on Deviant Art. Her style is minimalistic and clean and her motives are video games, super heroes and other geeky things. Unfortunately only a few of her designs were available to buy through Deviant art, but in her comments she has mentioned that she is happy for people to download themselves as long as they let her know what they are using them for. (Which is partly why I am writing this blog post, the other part is that her art is so amazing that it needs to be shared).
Anyways, here is the result. If you do not think this looks awesome, then you have no soul or your soul has fled from lack of gaming and general geekery!
If you have a photo printer you can can have similar on your walls or if you have geeky friends this might be the perfect Christmas present.
A few things we learned from doing these that might come in handy for you if you are going to replicate.
- Print them slightly smaller than A4. As you might be able to see on ours the frames in the artwork at the top and button is slightly covered by the physical frame which is a shame.
- Use proper photo paper for this. We tested on normal paper first, then ended up on photo paper and the result is much, much better.
Now I just need my map poster to arrive so I can finish the first wall in my geek cave!