Software Projects's Hysteria advert is wrong on many levels

Y'know, other stuff, Sinclair related.
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PeteProdge
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Software Projects's Hysteria advert is wrong on many levels

Post by PeteProdge » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:13 pm

Taken from page 33 of Your Sinclair's Nov 1987 issue, this advert for Software Projects's Hysteria is highly questionable. I mean, look at the expression on the naked hero's face, with his hands on hips and the lower half of his body is - thankfully - obscured. I think he's gained himself a pleasurable reward, if you know what I mean...

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And they recreate that on the loading screen...

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At a far less alarming degree, I can see this advert was put together by someone with hardly any graphic design expertise. The text for the formats and pricing is incredibly hard to read. One of the most important rules of graphic design is not to plonk text on areas of high contrast.

Even forgiving that, there's something of a clanger...

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Ah, the Spectrum 64. How we enjoyed that machine. That's one in the eye for the Commodore 48 owners.
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Re: Software Projects's Hysteria advert is wrong on many levels

Post by Ralf » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:34 pm

Yes, it was discussed many times before.

Game inlays and loading screens were quite often unofficially copied from movies and other media.

There was some very intersting topic about such inspirations on old WOS but I'm not going to dig for it now.

I don't remember any inspiration for Hysteria there but if it exists, it must be from a porn movie ;)
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Re: Software Projects's Hysteria advert is wrong on many levels

Post by Wall_Axe » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:48 pm

Ah, the spectrum 64 lol
that yellow being on the left of the software projects logo is a bit out of place too
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Re: Software Projects's Hysteria advert is wrong on many levels

Post by R-Tape » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:06 pm

PeteProdge wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:13 pm
with his hands on hips and the lower half of his body is - thankfully - obscured.
Rembrandt fans will spot the not so subtle allusion of the Centaur's shaft. That wouldn't pass the Mull of Kintyre test...
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