Game & Gadget Podcast #25 – Restoring Retro Game Posters with Jan Hofmeister

I am joined by Jan Hofmeister, who has spent years restoring for free, in particular point and click adventure game box art and posters – creating stunning print quality tributes to these classic titles. Titles from Lucas Arts, Adventure Soft and more in beautiful high quality using a variety of assets from the original box art, magazine full-page spreads, manuals and more.

Although the audio version of the podcast is still available, this is very much a visual presentation as Jan takes us through a selection of his work and details for the first time the processes and applications he uses for these restorations.

Topics include:

  • How Jan became interested in restoring game box art and posters
  • Jan’s fascination with Lucas Arts point and click adventure games
  • The early days with the Commodore 128 and Maniac Mansion
  • How it became a hobby and a skill
  • The influence of Jurassic Park in computer graphics
  • Restoration of Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders process demonstrated
  • Restoration of The Secret of Monkey Island process demonstrated
  • Restoration of Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine process demonstrated
  • Restoration of The Curse of Monkey Island up close
  • Restoration of Simon the Sorcerer up close
  • Jan’s work on the cover of Back to the Future: The Game
  • The sad side of Jan’s restoration efforts
  • How you can support Jan’s work

James Woodcock

James is a Freelance Journalist, Copywriter, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming, gadgets and technology both retro and modern. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications. View his portfolio for more information.

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