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This is my tribute to many great things that crossed my life and left a mark. It was initially created as a cover of a magazine in 2005 and adapted into a poster a month later. However, there was a lot of space left at the time so in the last couple of months I slowly added in some more recent pieces of inspiration.

A special webpage will be prepared with WIP images, timelapses and extra stuff. You can find me on Facebook: [link] or Tumblr: [link] to be the first to know about it.

EDIT: Now live here: [link]

In the mean time, enjoy the inventory of inspiration for this piece:

Air:
Space Invaders, Spiderman, Superman, Powerpuff Girls, Dial M for Monkey, X-Wing

Left building side:
Matrix Reloaded, Atari, Monty Python's Meaning of Life, Toobin', Wakeboarding Unleashed, Summoning Tsunami, The Battle of Los Angeles (Rage Against the Machine), Pirates of the Caribbean, 3D-Level, Neki Neznanec, Bacardi Superior, Peter 13., Johnny Bravo, The Sims, Retronator, Significant Other (Limp Bizkit), Zek Crew, Invader, Mario, Luigi, The Bananas, Badger Badger, Lotus Esprit Turbo, red-haired Smurfette

Right building side:
Tony Hawk's Underground 2, Thing, Lemmings, Urban Roof, 1107, SWS, Luka Marcetic, Monkey Labour Party Drive

Canal:
Braid Dude, Day of the Tentacle, Ridiculous Fishing

Air duct & elevator:
Sonic the Hedgehog, Faith (Mirror's Edge), Vault Boy bobblehead & Nuka Cola caps (Fallout 3), Tails, Head crabs & Gordon Freeman (Half Life)

Level 1:
Three-headed monkey, Dexter & Dee-Dee (Dexter's Laboratory), Jacob (Gone Wishing), Duke Nukem

ZX Spectrum zone:
The Attack of ZX Spectrum, Speeder bike (Return of the Jedi), Ant Attack, Turbo Esprit, Skool Daze, Head over Tails, Joker, FEZ, Match Point, Batman: The Movie, Bomboholic, Knight Lore, Way of the Exploding Fist, Jetpack

Dos zone:
Prince of Persia, The Lost Vikings 2, Radscorpion (Fallout), Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

Level 3:
DeviantArt, Sam & Max, Chocobo & Gold Saucer entrance (Final Fantasy VII), Darth Vader, Portal, Unatco & J.C. Denton & Gunther Hermann & Anna Navarre (Deus Ex)

Underground:
Sadako (The Ring), Bill Gates, Beholder (AD&D), Behemoth (Final Fantasy), Cloud & Barret & Caith Sith (Final Fantasy VII)

Void:
42, Retronator, Mr. Destructoid (+ Max Scoville, Tara Long, Jonathan Holmes, Conrad Zimmerman)
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Given 2013-10-28
Tribute by =Retronator ( Featured by vanmall )
:icondoctorshak10:
Doctorshak10 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Really cool
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks!Hug 
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:icondoctorshak10:
Doctorshak10 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Welcome =]
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:iconjustinhill1987:
JustinHill1987 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
I like your avatar! 
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:iconanascendedsaiyan:
AnAscendedSaiyan Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
One word review; Incredible.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
One word response: thanks.
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:iconblackriptide:
BlackRIPTIDE Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
Never knew how amazing pixel art would look.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
Aaaw, that is very sweet, thank you!
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:iconblackriptide:
BlackRIPTIDE Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
You're welcome!
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:icondeadmaster1317:
DeadMaster1317 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
FOOLISH READER!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Haha, that's one of my favorite things. And it was just this debug placeholder when they were developing the dialog system. :)
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:icondeadmaster1317:
DeadMaster1317 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lol XD
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:iconzaidb:
ZaidB Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
How do you not include Earthbound in this otherwise fantastic collage? 
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately didn't play it. No, I disagree! 
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:iconofficialmesky:
OfficialMeskY Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Deus Ex!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Orange lemon lime!
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:iconofficialmesky:
OfficialMeskY Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
I love the detail for the furniture. Looks pretty much indentical to the ingame version.
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:iconskyserpent14:
skyserpent14 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
That's so awesome! I'm impressed :clap: 
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hug 
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:iconevogulator:
Evogulator Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015   Artist
Is that an X-Wing from Star Wars, lol :P
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
It is!
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:iconladymalvoliosander:
LadyMalvoliosander Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
The amount of detail here just blew my mind.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks! I love that aspect of pixel art!
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:iconehrenthibs:
EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive work!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Love It took a lot of hours, thanks!
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:iconehrenthibs:
EhrenThibs Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well worth it, so much detail. Keep up the great work :D
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:iconkaitohedgehog:
KaitoHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
This is perfect. This is amazing. I'm...speechless.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'll try and work on new bigger pieces in the future.
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:iconl1701e:
L1701E Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconfallyfal:
fallyfal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Hey I want to buy this poster but it is not available for purchase on Society 6. Can you tell me how I can buy this please? My boyfriend really wants it for Xmas. Thank you!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
We already sorted this out through email, but if anyone else will have this question in the future, here's my answer:

I'm sorry to say this, but Tribute poster is no longer available from my shop. However, I do not mind if you take the image to your local printer and make yourself an unofficial (strictly not for sale) print. This is as much as I can do (hint: use nearest neighbors filter when upscaling to poster size).

Have great holidays!
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:iconwillcortes:
WillCortes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you the guy who made that tutorial on how to setup GIMP on youtube?
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes.
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:iconwillcortes:
WillCortes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh cool 
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:iconxternal7:
xTernal7 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that piece made quite a few waits on my faculty seem shorter than they were.
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Verjamem. :)
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:iconmirai-d-kaciu:
Mirai-D-Kaciu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Pixel City! i like the water and the powerpuff Girls.xD
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Water and reflections are so much fun to do!
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:iconmirai-d-kaciu:
Mirai-D-Kaciu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
:3
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:iconchaoticmind75:
ChaoticMind75 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013   Photographer
Nice work.
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:iconhotspot0626:
Hotspot0626 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I love this city! :dummy:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Student General Artist
You are categorically brilliant! I love the way you put all these things in, interacting with each other, and in a beautiful isometric style.
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:iconmaroongoon:
MaroonGoon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Bloody brilliant :D I remember most of these things!
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:iconspectral-amnesiac:
Spectral-Amnesiac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
....I was introduced to so many of these things by my boyfriend, I absolutely have to show him this, he'll nerdgasm!
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Make sure he wears protection. ;)
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:iconspectral-amnesiac:
Spectral-Amnesiac Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, yeah. His exact words were: "I feel as if a massive chunk of my life is on display here"
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:iconretronator:
Retronator Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha. :D
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
This is too awesome for words.  :clap:
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