Greetings Pinball Fans:
This week we reveal for the first time the complete full color cabinet artwork for our Wizard of Oz Pinball machine.
Next week we will release the full color backbox images along with the revised color image that will be displayed on the LCD - our "backglass" artwork.
Artist Jerry VanderStelt was commissioned to do seven different works that comprise the game, backbox, cabinet, backglass . The backglass art will be displayed on our 26" LCD.
The artwork that Jerry created tells the story of the beloved movie as it starts on the left side of the cabinet body front and works its way around the cabinet and backbox from back to the front right side of the cabinet.
"Well, Oz has always captivated me by the magical qualities in which the film was created from the musical themes, the acting and the beautifully whimsical backdrops. Oz has a dream-like mood to the film and my job was to try and convey that same mood in the cabinet art package."
Jerry continues: "Much of the design arrangement was based upon childhood memories of how The Wizard of Oz film affected me then. Hopefully these designs will fertilize the imaginations and recollections of both the young and old among us."
Jerry VanderStelt, Artist
Our Design Team is on the tenth revision of the playfield and have ordered up the second version whitewood which they will be building soon. Next week we have some announcements about people joining the company and an update on game production.
We are also planning for our time at Pinball Expo and we thank Rob and Mike for all of their hospitality and promotion of JJP in advance.
We leave you with an appropriate quote from Christopher Columbus:
"By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination."
Happy Columbus Day & Happy Birthday to Jack!