Tuesday 9 June 2009

Cultural artifact

At the second-hand market I bought myself of a copy of Mortal Kombat for the Sega Megadrive for two Australian dollars. I found this duo-toned flyer behind the paper sleeve insert.

It hearkens back to another age: the latter decades of the previous millennia. Searching for 'Mister Gees Video' came up with nothing. Chances are, all that is left of it today (apart from the odd flyer) are desiccated VHS remnants encased in the mire a few feet below the floor of what's now a Blockbuster Video store. Remember, people once looked like this. Vampires once looked like this. Typefaces once looked like this, and chances are they will again.