after posting the claw machine arcade party ensemble yesterday, i remembered this one from last year that had yet to be posted. it was for a rolling video truck party for the birthday boy, combined with a crawfish boil for the grown ups. a truck filled with video game systems rolls up to your location for an instant gaming party - pretty cool! the challenge was to create something equally as cool to set the stage. i love when customers ask me to go all out. i started off simply playing with a game style logo, which eventually led to the full blown game case.
a cardstock "cd" was the perfect spot for all of the party info - there's no need to use real ones, since it's really just for effect. the clips on the side were just right for the special parent offer, just like the real thing!
we even created a vip access lanyard for guests to gain access to the game truck. repeating the "game" logo and using the same colors are all it takes to pull together a perfectly coordinated ensemble. of course, some of my favorite details are the little things - "rated 8 is great" for miles' age, "merlin made" instead of nintendo, and the spine of the box. small realistic touches like that really make a spoof more interesting.
the last piece of the ensemble was the party favor, a fun tshirt. again, repeating the logo and other details really help pull it all together. i especially love the quote the client asked me to use! so there you have it, another take on the arcade party and another set of fun party papers to go with it.