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Re: Most artwork fades over time...
06/12/16 12:38 AM


> As many of these games are now approaching 30-40 years old, something to keep in mind
> is that artwork fades over time.
>
> It depends on the quality of the glass/plastic and paint used on the cabinet, and
> also on what type of lighting the cabinet might have been exposed to over all this
> time.
>
> Flyers are almost always a good reference for original colors:
>
> http://www.flyerfever.com/tagged/lady%20bug


While I agree that artwork fades over time, I'll have to respectfully disagree on the value of flyers as a color reference. Flyers are disposable advertising printed on cheap paper that are also 30-40 years old. But more importantly, they were frequently retouched to suit the needs of the flyer's graphic designers and printers. Lady Bug is a good example. Below is the cabinet photos from two of the flyers you linked to on Flyer Fever. Left is the two-sided English flyer, right is the one-sided English flyer. I don't believe this is a photo of two different machines, but rather the same photo that has been retouched to change the colors. I assume the "grape" version on the left is your reference, while the "blueberry" version on the right is closer to what I saw at FunSpot, though I wouldn't bet my life on either being especially accurate.



> In this case... I'm gonna say that Funspot's artwork is faded after so many years.

That's definitely possible and I admit that I may have taken it a bit too far in the blue direction, but I don't believe it ever looked quite as purple as in the left flyer. All the photos I can find look similar (though it's possible they could all be photos of the same machine at FunSpot). I'll keep looking into it.










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