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Tag: Pixel Art

Drew Wise Pixel Art Sweaters: Old Games, New Threads

Drew Wise Pixel Art Sweaters: Old Games, New Threads
People are going crazy for sweaters covered in prints. Some of them look really nice, but some of them are just best left as Photoshopped concepts. Pixel artist Drew Wise made several videogame designs so grown up gamers can get in on the fad too.

8-Bit Video Game Rugs Offer Soft Pixels Beneath Your Feet

8-Bit Video Game Rugs Offer Soft Pixels Beneath Your Feet
Most geeks I know play their video games in the living room. But even if you play in your room or don’t play games at all, I think you’d agree that every living room needs a rug.
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Stop Motion Post-it Arcade Animation: Sticky Pixels

Stop Motion Post-it Arcade Animation: Sticky Pixels
Okay arcade fans, prepare to have your mind blown. This stop-motion animation made from Post-It notes looks like real arcade game footage. It is completely amazing and has me nerding out. All of your favorites are represented.

Space Invaders Laser-Cut Bamboo Mobile: Aliens Invade Your Nursery

Space Invaders Laser-Cut Bamboo Mobile: Aliens Invade Your Nursery
I suppose you could put a Space Invaders mobile in any room you’d like, but if you’ve got a youngling in the nursery, then you’ll want to get them started right away on their path of geeky righteousness from the earliest age possible.

Mario Sculpture Made out of Canned Food: Not One Filled with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Mario Sculpture Made out of Canned Food: Not One Filled with Cream of Mushroom Soup
Yes we CAN! Most stores stack their food in the same old boring way, but there are some stores or should I say some people, that rise above the status quo and go above and beyond the call of duty – like the guys who set up Canstruction at the SouthCentre Mall in Calgary, Canada.

Bubble Wrap Portraits: Pop Art, Literally.

Bubble Wrap Portraits: Pop Art, Literally.
Some people relieve their stress by popping bubble wrap. Others exercise their creativity and showcase their talent by creating portraits using bubble wrap. And by ‘others’, we mean artist Bradley Hart. He probably had to buy rolls and rolls of the stuff and he clearly spent a lot of time working on his project.

Space Invaders Wall Vent Lets Aliens Flow Freely into Your Living Room

Space Invaders Wall Vent Lets Aliens Flow Freely into Your Living Room
Personally, the idea of letting space aliens into my home makes me nervous. I’m not sure if they’d want to do some sort of invasive probing, or just cut my brain open to see what’s inside.

Donkey Kong Remade as Science Fiction & Fantasy Series

Donkey Kong Remade as Science Fiction & Fantasy Series
Whenever I get a chance, I like to dust off my arcade emulator and try to see if I can get any further at Donkey Kong than the first couple of levels. Even after all of these years, the game still kicks my ass every time.

Space Invaders Fridge Magnets: Once Your Base is Destroyed, So are Your Perishables

Space Invaders Fridge Magnets: Once Your Base is Destroyed, So are Your Perishables
Get your laser cannons out, folks. The invaders have arrived in your kitchen and you need to start blasting away at them ASAP. But unless you’ve got a cannon that fires an anti-magnetic field – or one of those stainless steel fridges like mine that won’t hold onto a magnet to save its life – you’ll soon be in a world of hurt.

Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!

Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Space Invaders, so when I saw that these guys were working on a chess set inspired by the classic arcade game, it put a big grin on my face.

King’s Landing Recreated in Minecraft: Pixels are Coming

King’s Landing Recreated in Minecraft: Pixels are Coming
I know you can’t wait for the third season of Game of Thrones when it hits at the end of March. Me too. Well, here is something to help tide you over until then. This amazingly detailed Minecraft King’s Landing was created by the people at Westeroscraft – who are gradually recreating the entire domain of Westeros using only Minecraft. 

Zelda Inspired Pixel Heart Jewelry Symbolizes Your Love Bar

Zelda Inspired Pixel Heart Jewelry Symbolizes Your Love Bar
Etsy artist Nastalgame sells plastic jewelry inspired by the hearts from The Legend of Zelda. There’s a necklace, a bracelet, a ring and two different types of earrings. The hearts can also be “broken”, in case you’re not feeling particularly romantic.

8-Bit Rose: From Player 1 to Player 2

8-Bit Rose: From Player 1 to Player 2
If you’re looking for a geeky gift for your loved one for Valentine’s Day, the 8-Bit Rose might be the thing that wins their heart. Just like the 8-Bit Flower Bouquet, this rose will stay bright red and upright forever.

Interlocking Space Invaders Chair: Aliens, Assemble!

Interlocking Space Invaders Chair: Aliens, Assemble!
Are you sitting down? Good. Because this interlocking Space Invaders chair will floor you. The pieces all interlock to create an oversize Space Invader that you can park your butt on.

PIXEL Interactive Picture Frame Adds a Bit of Pixel Art Into Your Room

PIXEL Interactive Picture Frame Adds a Bit of Pixel Art Into Your Room
Because I grew up with video games, pixel art looks great to me whether it’s made of paint, thread or LEGO. But nothing makes pixel art pop more than its original medium: light. Case in point, this nifty interactive picture frame that is simply called PIXEL.

Disney Promote Wreck-It Ralph in London with 8-bit Lane

Disney Promote Wreck-It Ralph in London with 8-bit Lane
Wreck-It Ralph has been released in a lot of places worldwide, my country of residence included, and I really found it entertaining and enjoyable. If you like video games at the very least and played a couple of games when they were still all pixelly and in 8-bit form, then chances are you’ll like the movie, too.
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