Earlier this week, Stephen wondered if video games could ever be considered as an Olympic sport. He meant the medium as a whole, but if they ever did make it, they’d need specific events.
Which is where artist Jay Lee Walsh steps in. Designed to look like retro Olympics posters, these pieces take common video game moves and turn them into athletic events.
Once you say “oh, that’s a cute use of video game tropes”, you realise that many of these would actually be awesome events, whether in a video game or for actual athletes. It’s about time a host city had to build a stadium, pool, velodrome and a dungeon.
Arcade Olympics [Jay Lee Walsh]