PAC-MAN becomes art THROUGH a special collaboration with renowned SCULPTOR & artist Richard Orlinski
For PAC-MAN 37th anniversary, Neamedia unveils a beautiful series of sculpture designed by Richard Orlinski with support and license from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. The project can be found here on Kickstarter
When Toru Iwatani, creator of PAC-MAN one day had pizza for lunch. He took one piece from the whole pizza, and there it was. A circle with an open mouth.
The best ideas often come from the simplest life experiences. Mr. Iwatani, today a professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University in Tokyo, Japan didn’t know he would leave such a mark in the video game industry when he was eating his pizza. Yet, 37 years later, PAC-MAN is still one of the most archetypal characters in gaming. As well as changing the face of arcade games back in 1980, Namco also managed to create an icon in popular culture.
The collection will be available in 3 versions. A yellow 25cm / 10-inch version, a golden chromed version of the same size and an exclusive 1 meter / 40-inch version limited to 37 units. Added to that, different stretch goals will unlock special rewards such as a PAC-MAN metal figure, artwork of the original PAC-MAN sketches and a limited-edition art book.
Mr. Orlinski brought his contemporary approach to create an awe-inspiring collector edition series of sculptures.
Richard Orlinski, sculptor & artist says: “When I was contacted about the Pac-Man project, I found the idea absolutely amazing. It completely fits in my universe, because I try to develop Pop-Art, which speaks to the largest number of people.” “It was challenging to keep Pac-Man’s identity while bringing something new and modern”.
The Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/2pXhbnz) starts today 22nd May, 2017 and runs through to 20th June, 2017. PAC-MAN sculptures will be available for early bird backers for the price of €100 for the 25cm / 10-inch version and €300 for the deluxe version, 25cm / 10-inch Gold Chromed version. The anniversary edition will be limited to 37 pieces worldwide. Backers will receive their first sculptures by the end of 2017
About Richard Orlinski
Richard Orlinski sculpts to sublimate reality and creates beautiful, timeless and living pieces of art that arouse emotions.
Richard Orlinski is the bestselling French contemporary artist in the world. His sculptures are designed around the theme « Born Wild » and reflect a deep reflection on animal instincts and human nature. His style is modern and never gives way to trash, extravagance or passing trends.
Richard Orlinski’s art can be seen in more than 90 galleries all over the world and in the numerous art fairs he is invited to. Nevertheless, he wants to make art accessible to the greatest possible number of people and breaks codes by exhibiting sometimes outside and for free. Whether it is at the top of the slopes like in Courchevel or Val d’Isères in the French Alps or in cities like Paris or Saulieu, he likes to settle in typical places in order to meet the audience.
Curious by nature and eager to express his sensitivity through other disciplines he also developed a passion for music, cinema and theater. Michel Lafon editor publishes his biography which will be in all the bookshops on 24th May, 2017
Neamedia is a team of seasoned experts in the Video Game and Luxury industries. They have spent 15 years collaborating with the most prestigious brands from the entertainment industries (Nintendo of Europe, of America, of Japan, Bandai Namco Europe and US, The Pokémon Company…) and luxury brands (Chanel, Dior, Berluti…). They design, manufacture and deliver serial made objects like collector editions, figurines, merchandising, window display, prestigious objects and many more… To this day, they have produced millions of objects and they take care of 60 projects every year with major brands. Amongst their values and strengths, product quality and timing for deliveries are key factors. The PAC-MAN X ORLINSKI project is a challenging and exciting one for them. They have decided to create a real piece of art collaborating with Richard Orlinski.
Check out their work here: www.neamedia.fr