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Tag: Pixel Art

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched

The Original Macintosh Finder Control Panel, Cross-stitched
I once tried cross-stitching in an art class in school once. I stabbed myself repeatedly in the finger making my DNA part of the project. But if you can avoid the bloody bits, it turns out that cross-stitching is a wonderful way to recreate pixel art. 

POP! Alien Video Game 8-bit Action Figure is Pixel-tastic

POP! Alien Video Game 8-bit Action Figure is Pixel-tastic
Back in the ’90s, a video game based on the Alien movie franchise was launched, and it was cool. Notably, the Xenomorph character was pixelated like many games of that era. The game is sort of a cult classic, and to celebrate its fandom, Entertainment Earth has an exclusive pixel-art Xenomorph action figure.

It’s On Like Donkey Kong with This Awesome Arcade Game Shadowbox

It’s On Like Donkey Kong with This Awesome Arcade Game Shadowbox
A while back, I told you about the awesome video game inspired 3D shadowboxes that Glitch Artwork makes. Well, since then, they’ve continued to step up their game with new and even better pieces of wall art for fans of classic video games.

You’ll Love This 3D Pixel Art

You’ll Love This 3D Pixel Art
If you’re looking for something cool to add to your collection of geeky toys, look no further than these pixel art sculptures from Pixel Visions. I first spotted these at the Midwest Gaming Classic a couple of months back, but am just now getting around to writing about them.

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Blocks Let You Build Colorful Voxel Art

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Blocks Let You Build Colorful Voxel Art
Do you like pixel art? Did you know that when pixels are turned into their 3-dimensional equivalents, they’re called “voxels?” Well now you do. Pretty soon, you’ll have a fun new way to build your own personal voxel art sculptures, thanks to PIXIO.

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome
Do you love classic arcade games, but don’t have the room (or the cash) for an arcade cabinet in your living room? These fantastic pieces of arcade-inspired wall art are the next best thing. Each one of Glitch Arwork’s 3D shadow boxes uses a combination of authentic arcade graphics, along with some artistic license to make the scenes more dynamic and for the sake of composition.

How to Make a Pixel Perfect Super Mario Pie

How to Make a Pixel Perfect Super Mario Pie
If you want to make a geeky pie for a special occasion, check this out. Jessica from Pies Are Awesome is about to show us how to create a Super Mario pixel pie. It’s a me, Edible Mario!

Stop-motion Mario Made with Rubik’s Cubes

Stop-motion Mario Made with Rubik’s Cubes
Two of the most frustrating things that I played growing up were Super Mario Bros. and the Rubik’s Cube. As a kid in the ’80s you were guaranteed to get at least one Rubik’s Cube each Christmas or birthday.

Largest Minecraft Pixel Artwork: What Have You Done Lately Steve?

Largest Minecraft Pixel Artwork: What Have You Done Lately Steve?
Minecraft streamer Thorlar spent 23.5 weeks manually placing one virtual block after another to complete the largest pixel art ever made in Mojang’s game. The digital illustration is made of an incomprehensible 1,128,960 blocks. Before you say “fake”, know that he streamed his progress on Twitch, so Thorlar’s got thousands of people who can attest to his feat.

Legend of Zelda Pixelated Swords: Anti-danger Sticks

Legend of Zelda Pixelated Swords: Anti-danger Sticks
Etsy shop Gothelf Bros Studios makes these wooden replicas of Link’s swords from The Legend of Zelda. There’s the Wooden Sword, the White Sword and the Magic Sword. Isn’t the Old Man kind of an ass for not giving the Magic Sword to Link right away?

Cuberox Six-screened Computer: Tycho Cubic Anomaly

Cuberox Six-screened Computer: Tycho Cubic Anomaly
Have you ever encountered a situation that made you wish you had six screens stuck together in a cube? Yeah? You live a strange life. But what’s even stranger is that there’s now such a device.

Pinblock Construction Toy: One Block, Infinite Possibilities

Pinblock Construction Toy: One Block, Infinite Possibilities
Modular construction toys like LEGO and K’nex usually have many different parts and pieces. This variety allows for beautiful and complex builds, but it can also be intimidating or tedious at times. So the makers of Pinblock came up with a simple solution: have only one type of block.

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling

DIY Oversized LED Matrix Necklace: iBling
Here’s a fun project from Al Linke, the creator of the PIXEL. He used the board that he made for his pixel art LED frame to turn an LED matrix into a comically huge and interactive jewelry, which he affectionately calls the iBling.

1×1 Pixel Art Stickers: Manual Interpolation

1×1 Pixel Art Stickers: Manual Interpolation
There are lots of ways to mimic pixel art in the real world, such as cross-stitch, LEGO or just plain old paint. But if you’re interested in a convenient pixel art-style medium, check out 1×1. It’s a set of colored stickers that have been pre-cut to square blocks.

Shovel Knight Life-size ShovelBlade Replica: for Shovelry!

Shovel Knight Life-size ShovelBlade Replica: for Shovelry!
ThinkGeek put on its Armor Outpost cosplay and is selling an officially licensed life-size replica of the ShovelBlade, the weapon from the nostalgia nirvana that is Shovel Knight. The incredibly pixelated toy is made of two sticks and a diamond EVA foam and measures 27″ x 6.75″ x 0.75″.

Pixel Waffle Iron Concept: 8-bite

Pixel Waffle Iron Concept: 8-bite
We’ve seen a couple of video game-themed waffles before. If you want to make your own edible pixel art, keep an eye out for the Pixel waffle iron. It lets you create blocky patterns on your waffle.