I'm almost giddy at finding this AMAZING Arcade Flyer Archive http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=homeI've been going through the site for a couple of nights and have only been through a fraction of it's content, phew it's dense...but I can look at this stuff until I drop, and it's a pleasure to drop after a night of these graphics. Here's the first post, which is a mix of retro go-faster game & sports styles, cute and character based styles and then photographic people, robots & typographic flyers. The Space based collection follows in the next post...
Retro Games & Sports
Cutesy & Character
People, Robots & Type
"The Arcade Flyer Archive (TAFA) is a digital repository for advertisement flyers that are used by the coin-operated amusement industry to promote the sales of its games. Over time flyers represent much more than a marketing brochure. They capture a unique blend of the industry's history, graphic design trends and advertising campaigns. Most importantly, they bring out the nostalgia of countless people who have grown up with the culture of video games, pinball machines and arcade games. Unique cabinet designs, attractive artwork and real screen shots -- all of which represent the visual language of coin-operated games, make flyers sought after items for collectors and effective tools for restoring games to their original factory specifications." Source: the 'About Us' section of the archive site