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Tag: Art

Awesome Arcade Game Art by Melissa Jones

Awesome Arcade Game Art by Melissa Jones
Looking for a way to make your game room really special? Look no further than these original 3-dimensional arcade artworks by sign maker Melissa Jones. Melissa creates original wood carvings of classic arcade characters, then creates a resin casting of the original and hand paints each one with bold acrylic colors.

Ascii Curtain has Plenty of Character(S)

Ascii Curtain has Plenty of Character(S)
This cool fabric curtain may look like a tree from afar, but once you’re up close, you’ll see that it’s made of tens of thousands of tiny ASCII characters. Created by Dutch designer Nienke Sybrandy, the huge (18′ x 11′) curtain panel was digitally printed with dot matrix characters to give the impression of intricate tree branches from a distance.

Super Mario is Super Shadowbox Art

Super Mario is Super Shadowbox Art
I think some of us in the world would be likely to 1) get frustrated and/or 2) discard a broken handheld electronic game pretty quickly if we couldn’t fix it. Or is it just me? Whatever the answer is, I know the resourceful Josh Burker would bust a different move.

Pac-Man Gets Canned

Pac-Man Gets Canned
I was surfing around over on Flickr today, when I came across this great Pac-Man display made entirely out of cans. Photographer eyesplash Mikul captured this image of the giant Pac-Man and ghosts installation. The display was one of several made from thousands of brightly colored cans for a show called Canstruction Vancouver.

Blow Up: Amplifies Breath Into a Windstorm

Blow Up: Amplifies Breath Into a Windstorm
This incredible art installation records the tiniest human breathing patterns and magnifies them into a room-filling blast of wind. Created by interactive artist Scott Snibbe, Blow Up is comprised of two main pieces. On one side of the room is an array of 12 small impellers which act as a breath-controlled input device.

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All

Seemingly Random Lights Aren’t Random at All
This might look like a curtain of randomly assorted lighting fixtures. But it’s actually an interactive video display that can detect movements of passersby and mimic them using light. Entitled Space Invaders 2008, the light installation uses a grid of 176 unique lighting fixtures to work its magic.

8-Bit Video Game Art by Jimi Benedict

8-Bit Video Game Art by Jimi Benedict
You may think you know Mario and Zelda, but you’ve never seen them like this. Artist Jimi Benedict (a.k.a. “Jimiyo”) created these 8-bit game inspired images which combine the pixel-blocky forms of the game’s original characters with a surreal mix of natural textures and literal illustration styles.

Pac-Man Gets Cross-Stitched, Tiny

Pac-Man Gets Cross-Stitched, Tiny
Here’s another photo that proves the equation Craft + Pac-Man = Awesome. You’ve got to hand it to the artist who created this amazingly precise cross-stitch version of the characters from the 1980s Namco arcade classic.

Plush Nintendo Wii Hits the Auction Block

Plush Nintendo Wii Hits the Auction Block
Whether you didn’t score an actual Wii over the holidays, or if your real one just needs a companion, this soft Wii is a wonderful, whimsical addition to any living room. If you’re a really serious Wii fanatic, you could always keep it in your bed and snuggle with it while you snooze.

Export to World: Virtual Objects Get Real

Export to World: Virtual Objects Get Real
There’s nothing quite like a delicious virtual donut and a hot cup of paper coffee before parking it in front of the fake TV to get my day going. This off-the-wall creative project takes items seen in the 3D virtual world of Second Life, and transforms them into real-world (paper) objects.

Vw Bus Computer Case for Hippies and Beach Bums

Vw Bus Computer Case for Hippies and Beach Bums
As soon as I saw this Volkswagen Minibus PC, all I could think of was the cast of Little Miss Sunshine pushing this thing down the road and running to jump inside. The intricately painted case is part of Cooler Master’s high-end CSX series.

Nintendo Collages for Everyone

Nintendo Collages for Everyone
Remember those amazing handmade Nintendo collages that I mentioned a few weeks back? Regardless of how cool you thought they were, dropping 250 big ones on a piece of art instead of that new Wii might have been a turn-off to some of you.

Aperture: Light-Reactive Interactive Display

Aperture: Light-Reactive Interactive Display
I’m not sure how I missed this amazing interactive display concept when it first surfaced, but it’s cool enough that I thought it deserved a mention, even if it is but a distant memory. The system used an array of thousands of individual mechanical irises, each designed to react to the amount of light in front of it.

Video Games Get Vectorized

Video Games Get Vectorized
Check out these awesome vector art variations on classic arcade game characters. Game enthusiast Philipp Lenssen took partial screenshots from famous arcade games and ran them through VectorMagic, a nifty online bitmap-to-vector conversion tool, then enlarged them to exaggerate the line-art effect.

Robot Artist Draws Portraits

Robot Artist Draws Portraits
This humanoid robot holds a pen in its hand and can draw an image of any person who stands in front of it. Created by robotic researcher Sylvain Calinon, the robot recognizes when there’s a face in its field of view, then snaps a digital photo and extracts the major characteristics of their visage.

Nintendo Collages Made to Order

Nintendo Collages Made to Order
These fun, one-of-a-kind paper collages are inspired by popular Nintendo video game characters. Washington DC artist and die-hard Nintendo fanboy Chris Lange handcrafts these colorful gaming collages from old Nintendo Power magazines, so he’s not lying when he states that they’re “100% Nintendo”.

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