March 18, 2010 6:00 AM | Eric Caoili
Similar to Ashley Browning's video game minimalism images, this set of posters employs simple vector designs and familiar color palettes to create a close-up shot of a game character that almost immediately identifies the hero, all without showing his or her face.
Artist Justin Russo says he envisioned these images as he fell asleep one night, then put them together in Illustrator and Photoshop the next morning. Each poster also includes a quote from the subject character (which reminds me of another simplified video game poster set).
I've included several of Russo's images below, but you can see the full collection, which includes minimalist representations of Uncharted's Nathan Drake, Left 4 Dead's Louis, and several other game characters on his Behance profile.