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Who are the best pinball artists?


By TheBigDog

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by o-din
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    “Your favorite pinball artist”

    • JohnYoussi 20 votes
      20%
    • Gordon Morison 16 votes
      16%
    • Greg Freres 14 votes
      14%
    • Kevin O’Connor 9 votes
      9%
    • Dave Christensen 15 votes
      15%
    • Paul Faris 17 votes
      17%
    • Doug Watson 1 vote
      1%
    • Roy Parker 6 votes
      6%
    • Margaret Hudson 4 votes
      4%

    (102 votes)

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    #1 2 years ago

    One of the things I love about Pinball is the artwork. I’ve recently started adding translites/backglasses to my gameroom (that light up) to just appreciate some of the great artwork in pinball. I have to say Greg Freres is one of my favorites.
    There is a lot of art to appreciate in Pinball from translites to Playfields etc.... but who are your favorite artists?

    #2 2 years ago

    Aside from the regular crowd pleasers like Greg Freres, Gordon Morison, Youssi, and so on; Zaccaria’s Lorenzo Rimondini absolutely needs more recognition. His art was and still is masterful.

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    #3 2 years ago

    This is pretty subjective, and begs to incite a pinside flame war...

    #4 2 years ago

    I’ve always enjoyed Doug Watson artwork

    #5 2 years ago

    I'm partial to Christian Marche myself.

    #6 2 years ago

    Seamus McLaughlin

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    I'm partial to Christian Marche myself.

    Hard to believe that Skylab was done by the pointy people artist

    #8 2 years ago

    Youssi is the best by far
    a significant number of the best pins ever were illustrated by the man himself

    his art is one of the reasons i came to love pinball...

    #9 2 years ago

    I really like how he draws clouds. Weird, I know, but I love the grey and yellow he adds into them for contrast. And I love how its got that "look" in so many great games from WW to Funhouse to Safe Cracker.

    My one wish for DI was that he'd bring back that clean edged surreal artistic look he's got going in his older games, instead of the more photorealistic look it has. Still a great looking game though.

    #10 2 years ago

    I agree, Youssi and Watson are great too! Maybe list your favorite and an example of their work.
    I read an article on Phython Angelo from the Pinball Compenium last night, great story. He did Pinbot, great artwork! Liked it more after reading the story

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    #12 2 years ago

    I agree on Greg Freres, love his work.

    #13 2 years ago

    Kevin O'Connor's resume is pretty hard to beat. Although Greg Freres would be a close second.

    #14 2 years ago

    Who can argue with Scared Stiff and Elvira and the Party Monsters, probably make Freres The best.
    But Freres, Watson, O’Conner, Yossi are all king. Who else?
    Deal?
    McMahon?

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    #15 2 years ago

    Mad Dog FTW!

    #16 2 years ago

    The work of George Molentin is very underrated.

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    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    The work of George Molentin is very underrated.

    That is awesome

    #18 2 years ago

    There have been many great artists, but none have been better than Gordon Morison

    #19 2 years ago

    Greg Freres is very good .

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    #20 2 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    There have been many great artists, but none have been better than Gordon Morison

    With Frank Frazetta a close second.

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    #21 2 years ago

    Taking nominations for the worst:

    I'll go with Constantino Mitchell. Do I hear a second?

    #22 2 years ago

    I just looked up Gordon Morison, he did some great stuff. I’m coming to consider adding some of his stuff to my room as well, thx!

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Taking nominations for the worst:
    I'll go with Constantino Mitchell. Do I hear a second?

    Come on now.
    Markus Rothkranz

    #24 2 years ago

    So VERY MANY great artists in pinball. Its difficult to pick one But, John Youssi just has my number when it comes to all time favorites.

    Brian

    #26 2 years ago

    She only had her artwork on a handful of pins, but Sorcerer's Pam Erickson is right up there.

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Margaret Hudson

    1977 Eight Ball, thumbs up.

    #28 2 years ago

    I'm liking Paul Faris with his work from 1977-1983.Centaur,Paragon,Lost World,Playboy,Space Invaders,Xenon,Future Spa,Evel Knivieval,Night Rider,Eightball

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from brz:

    liking Paul Faris with his work from 1977-1983.Centaur,Paragon,L

    I was thinking about Faris as well. I would pick up a Paragon if I knew where to find one, I know CPR made them a while back.

    #30 2 years ago

    Greg Freres and Margaret Hudson

    #31 2 years ago

    The late great Roy Parker

    #32 2 years ago

    When you guys think of pinball art, what’s the most important?
    Translite?
    Playfield?
    Cabinet?
    I know they’re all import, but which leaves a lasting impression the most about the artwork?
    And keep the names rolling, these are great!

    #33 2 years ago

    I think Backglass is first. Followed by Playfield and then Cabinet.

    #34 2 years ago

    Stan Fukuoka!!

    #35 2 years ago

    Easily Gordon Morison, over 100 titles, closer to 150 with add a ball's, single and multi-player games. Classic stuff. Paul Faris is 2nd even though I own many of his games and love his art.

    #36 2 years ago

    The Michelangelo of pinball - ROY PARKER!

    And a close second to Gordon Morison.

    #37 2 years ago

    Another vote for Stan Fukuoka here.

    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from DruTheFu:

    This is pretty subjective, and begs to incite a pinside flame war...

    Agreed that it may be subjective. But it does not "BEG" to incite a flame war.. WTF?

    #39 2 years ago

    Does anyone have any original artwork from these great artists?

    #40 2 years ago

    John Youssi and Python Anghelo have gotta be my favorites. Both artists just cram their games with fun little details to find when you take a closer look. I especially loved Python Anghelo's works, where he would often integrate the art with the game (Clown flipper fingers on Cyclone, Joker holding the flippers on Jokerz), and it was often just so fun and quirky (Taxi and Popeye are some stand out example, I think).

    #41 2 years ago

    Gordon Morrison gets my vote for best of all time.

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from mystman12:

    John Youssi and Python Anghelo have gotta be my favorites

    Read Anghelo’s Interview in the 1982-present Pinball Compendium, great story.

    #43 2 years ago

    Dave Christansen . Mata Hari, Fireball, Power Play, Old Chicago..........

    #44 2 years ago

    Poll added

    #45 2 years ago

    You missed all my favorites.
    George Molentin
    The Bally Williams Mystery artist
    Art Stenholm (a little hit and miss but when he was on...)

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    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    You missed all my favorites.
    George Molentin

    Nice post. I’m learning as we go. LOVE PINBALL ART!

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from brz:

    'm liking Paul Faris with his work from 1977-1983

    I’ve been looking at some of his stuff. Anyone know where to get a backglass for Eight Ball? Paragon? Lost World?

    #48 2 years ago

    Not one mention of Zombie Yeti...

    #49 2 years ago
    Quoted from Andre:

    Not one mention of Zombie Yeti...

    Zombie Yeti has created some fine artwork, but he has a ways to go before his body of work will be in the same league as some of the hall of fame artists being considered in this thread.

    #50 2 years ago

    Kevin O'Conner, Greg Freres and Paul Faris are three of my favorites. I just love the Bally '81 era.

    A shout out to John Youssi for all the excellent art he has done. I love that too.

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