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Video Game Needlepoint

Subverted Stitched 70s Scenes

— September 19, 2008 — Art & Design
Becky Schaffer's traditional needlepoint scenes aren't what you might expect. She's taken traditional 70s-era kits and pimped them out using modern-day icons such as Lara Croft.

At first glance, these look like ordinary pieces your grandmother might have made. It is only after closer examination that you see Schaffer's additions to the traditional piece, like Lara Croft behind the flowers.

Implications - Gamer culture is more popular and pervasive than ever before, but that doesn't mean it has to remain permanently separate from vintage art forms. Clever crossovers like this highlight the inherent comedy in blending retro sensibilities with new ones, and consumers with a taste for humor and irony will definitely be drawn to products that embrace this approach.
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