Joshua Designs Things
Joshua Designs Things
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Paper Mario Post

Below is the work I put into building a Paper Mario re-themed version of Reiner Knizia's excellent board game, Modern Art, which was itself re-themed using Stamps by Oink Games. In case you can't tell, I love this game.

Character design aside, this was built entirely from scratch with love - and plenty of trips to Daiso in Japan.

Tutankoopa

Tutankoopa

One of my favorite baddies from the game re-imagined as a stamp in the Bosses set. All hail Tutankoopa.

Tutankoopa Breakdown

Tutankoopa Breakdown

While I can't take credit for his awesome design, I did manage to cook up a menacing backdrop for him. All hail Tutankoopa! Green and purple were used to evoke the spirit of villainy while the crooked pattern suggests destabilization - perfect for baddies!

Blue Shell

Blue Shell

The blue shell returns - in stamp form! It's here as a part of the item collection and not as the bane of every player's existence in Mario Kart.

Blue Shell Breakdown

Blue Shell Breakdown

Credit to the masters for all things Koopa and shell related. I went with a light blue motif for the items set and coupled it against a complementary orange based backdrop. The interlocked hexagon shapes helped to add a sense of security to the this collection. Just like items do in real life, or real life video games at least.

Coins - From Illustrator to MDF

Coins - From Illustrator to MDF

Down below you'll see how I made the coins for the game. I designed them first in Illustrator then took those files to a laser cutter. I double "printed" on both sides before making the final cuts so that each coin displayed its value on the reverse side.

 Here's the repeating pattern for the "one" coin.

Here's the repeating pattern for the "one" coin.

Completed Coins

Completed Coins

Here are all the completed coins for the game. Fronts and backs.

Coin Storage Box

Coin Storage Box

Can't have coins without a box to store them in. And you can't store them in just any box!

Sample Selection of Cards

Sample Selection of Cards

Here's a small look at a variety of games used in the game. Printed on standard paper, adhered to card stock, then double cold laminated to create an official look.