Artist and designer Sébastien Barkici reduces franchises like "Final Fantasy," "Assassin's Creed," and "Metal Gear Solid" down to their barest visual components in this series of video game posters. While I think the "MGS" poster is the most striking, I have to say, I love how he pared down three corporate mascots--Mario, Sonic, and Pac-Man--down to their base colors. Clear, iconic, and recognizable (although I would have gone for a darker shade of blue for Sonic). The trick here is to evoke without cluttering the image with excessive detail (I'm a little lost on the "Final Fantasy" one--is it a crystal motif?).
After the jump, check out more of Barkici's deceptively simple work.
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