A promotional shirt design for the Super FamiCon 2017 event in Greensboro, NC in November. The shirt features a Super Famicon controller and a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U-style title.
Super FamiCon 2017 Shirt Design – KOYOBI LLC
Although the event is only a year old, Super Famicon is one of the premiere video gaming events to happen in North Carolina. It is a celebration of video game culture, featuring tournaments, guests, cosplay, and more. The event is on November 17th through the 19th in Greensboro, NC. Therefore, to promote the event and their brand, KOYOBI, LLC wanted a shirt design that was in the essence of what it is all about.
The shirt design uses elements from both the Super Famicom controller and the Smash Bros. Wii U title. The controller is a PSD file which is a full vector recreation. To make the controller differ for the shirt design, the buttons use the same color as the original Super Famicom logo, but with darker color for the edges. In addition, each button uses a Smash Bros. icon for the Mario, Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Pokemon franchises. The A, B, X, and Y buttons now say G, A, M, and E.
To make the controller stand out more, the flaming Smash Ball logo is in the center of the controller. To replace the Famicom logo, Mario’s hat is in its place. The text now says SUPER FAMICON above and NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017 in the subtext. The START and SELECT buttons now say GET and HYPE as it is the tagline for the event. Lastly, the pivot point on the control pad is a Smash Ball logo. A cable is at the top of the controller.
The event title is in the style of the Smash Bros. Wii U logo. Therefore, using a similar font, black outline, light blue, white, and peach color gradients, and a flaming Smash Ball in red and purple gradient, the logo was recreated.