Thursday, February 11, 2016

70s-80s Pinball backglass art

the earliest pinball machines date back to the late 1700s, but they really took off during the Depression-era 1930s, satisfying the public's need for cheap fun.  there wasn't any competition until video games like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Asteroids took over the arcades all across the country in the late 70s/early 80s.  the pinball makers, unable to compete with video game graphics, needed to up their game and fought back with brilliant artwork to catch the eyes and imagination of teenagers with pockets full of change.  this was the golden age of pinball art. 

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