Pixel art, a contemporary art style, is a form of digital art, created through the use of raster graphics software, where images are edited on the pixel level. Graphics in most old (or relatively limited) computer and video games, graphing calculator games, and many mobile phone games are mostly pixel art.
And while this pixel art inspired work is contemporary, it is about as far from technological as you can get, using one of the oldest materials known to artists- wood!
This beautiful wooden mosaic is a depiction of the bike and rider from Excitebike on the NES. A truly classic title captured on a fine piece of art, created by Etsy store owner 8bitMonkey.
A question now, for all the DOS fiends out there (including myself): do you remember Little Big Adventure? A cute yet surreal RPG with a great storyline, intriguing puzzles and in-depth game play. Good Old Games has released it for Windows 7/XP/Vista. I highly recommend you folks get on it because it was one hell of an addictive title in which the player becomes fully immersed. The premise of the game is basically that you play as a character with visions, and the tyrant of the land of the four races has arrested you. You escape the prison and go on your journey to defeat the evil empire. The playable and non playable characters are some of the most peculiar you will ever get to see in a game.
Later this month, October 22nd & 23rd to be precise, Tokyo will be treated to some awesome 8-bit acts at Tokyo Blipfest 2011. If you haven’t checked out the line-up yet, all I can say is Phwoar! :D
Here it is:
Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter, Cheapshot, The C-Men, CTrix, Hizmi, Je Deviens DJ En 3 Jours, Kplecraft, Manabn, M7Kenji, NO CARRIER, nordloef, notendo, Nullsleep, Omodaka, Role Model, Sexy Synthesizer, Virt and Xinon.
They even made an insane effort to bring out an iOS app as well with a map and timetable detailing who is on when. (App Store Link)
It’s highly likely that all of you lucky readers and followers in Belgium would probably already be aware of the fact that Bpost now stock 20th Anniversary Sonic Stamps! And while there’s no plumber featured here for a limited memorable souvenir this time round, I must say, they still look awesome! Definitely worthwhile snagging for any collector of Sonic paraphernalia, or stamps for that matter. Available on bpost.be
Last but not least, TinyArcade make…well.. tiny arcade cabinets. Specialising in custom designs and builds, they have a huge range of different cabs on the site. Granted, many are MAME-based, but the one I’m focusing on here is made from a Playstation 2 with the Midway Arcade Classics game. If you are looking for some cute little products suitable for desktops, these miniature cabinets will certainly fit the bill, but it will ring in at the sound of around AU$800!