When Barclays started putting [Your Image Here] on a debit card I knew I wanted some of that!
At the end of October 2012 we’d loaded the kids into the car and driven to Adventure Island in Essex but it was raining and, while we went on a few rides, we spent most of the day in the arcade.
A few weeks later and I had a day off work so I set about creating an image, specifically for the Barclays debit card layout, themed around the arcades of my own youth.
Wanting to avoid any kind of copyright issues for eagle-eyed (or over-cautious) Barclays staff to reject the design I genericised the games and specific cabinet art, however, I hope you can see from left-to-right they were supposed to be:
- Bomb Jack
- Star Wars
- Space Invaders
- Pole Position
- Ikari Warriors
- Mortal Kombat
The result looks a little bit like this: