Let's go to Las Vegas! Did you ever consider a career in Las Vegas Gaming Art?

by Fred Showker

creative art for slot machines

awesome art for gamingA booming industry often overlooked is the gaming industry ... no, I'm not talking about video or computer games, I'm talking about Las Vegas! I had the best time photographing these slot machine headers, I began trying to guess the base type fonts and the processes used to print these lighted headers! It's fun and fascinating!

bally_slot_machineFor over 100 years, Bally has create literally thousands of gaming devices -- and if you just visit their web site, www.ballytech.com, you'll see they've branched out into all kinds of areas in addition to slot machines! According to Wikipedia, Bally Manufacturing came to life on January 10, 1932, an American company that began as a pinball and slot machine manufacturer. They later became Bally Entertainment and expanded into casinos, video games, health clubs, and theme parks. Take one look at their site map and you'll see there are lots and lots of places where a good illustrator, designer, typographer or artist could have a superb career!

If you go to Las Vegas, Atlantic City or anywhere there are gambling machines, you'll find Bally -- and you'll find a whole lot of eye candy to soak up. These are just a few of the hundreds of photos I took -- and was so busy enjoying the sights, sounds and arts -- I forgot to gamble! I surely came home a winner!

The Art of Las Vegas

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Flamingo americn antique bear
Flamingo americn antique bear
black_gold buffet chrry clopatra
black_gold buffet chrry clopatra
conrads cops cops_donuts gambler
conrads cops cops_donuts gambler
gambler_2 ginger gold headliner
gambler_2 ginger gold headliner
headliners headlinr jackpot jkyll
headliners headlinr jackpot jkyll
king lobster margaritaville montecarlo
king lobster margaritaville montecarlo
payday payday_jackpots phone phone-tag
payday payday_jackpots phone phone-tag
ten-tims top_dollar velvet wild
ten-tims top_dollar velvet wild
wild_2 z_restrooms    
wild_2 z_restrooms

JOIN the creative experience! We'd like to hear from you! On the Facebook page, you'll find the gallery "Art is where you find it" -- you can contribute art there. Or, let DTG visit your site -- we'd love to have you contribute there and become part of DTG! As I said before, if you sent in one of these, or you know the original artist, pleast let me know. If you want to be in the Design Center Gallery spotlight, it's really best if you use our Folio Submission form.

And, ... Thanks for reading

Fred Showker

      Editor/Publisher : DTG Magazine
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      Published online since 1988

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