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The DS Life: Phosphorescence

Eric Caoili

Even as a kid (or perhaps especially as a kid), artist David Gibbons had a fascination for all things glow-in-the-dark. Really, though, what's there to not like about glow-in-the-dark junk?

David covered his bedroom walls with every glow-in-the-dark decoration he could find -- posters, stickers, and stars. He even wore glow-in-the-dark pajamas and braces! While we never went that far, we happen to have a glow-in-the-dark rosary hanging off our car's rearview mirror (It's a Filipino thing! Also, it makes it easier for us to pick out our car in the mall parking lot at night.).

Anyway, David used his childhood glow-in-the-dark obsession as inspiration to create the art piece we've featured a today, an illustration depicting all of the Christmas toys he wished for as a kid while laying awake at night, gazing at all their glow-in-the-dark incarnations blue-tacked to his walls and ceiling.

Can you pick out any Christmas gifts in there that you remember wishing for every December night during the 80s? We can -- all of them! Let's be real here, a Game Boy? An Ecto-1? Transformers? Boglins? Ninja Turtles? Thundercats?! Hooooooo!

You can check out a larger version of David Gibbons' (aka Babycrow) illustration on his website. He has some fantastic non-video game artwork on there, too, like his retelling of Katsushika Hokusai's "Crow, Sword, & Plum Blossom" woodblock print.

The DS Life is a weekly feature in which we scour the known world for narrative images of Nintendo's handheld and handheld gamers. If you have a photo and a story to match it with, send both to thedslife at dsfanboy dot com.

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