Can you believe that 12 months ago, if you had said the words “Angry Birds”, most people would have thought you were talking about an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Now, it’s the mobile gaming juggernaut of 2010.
It took crafter Sewsew-a-Gogo almost two years to create this Punch-Out!! art, and it looks like it was well worth the wait.
When you first look at this thing from a distance, it doesn’t look like much, but when you realize that it took her over 80,000 cross-stitches to bring this 12″ x 28″ piece to fruition.
Minecraft is officially the sleeper game hit of 2010. Heck it’s still in Alpha, has sold over 600,000 copies to date, and has nearly 2 million registered players. So what better way to show that you’re a Minecraft fanboy or girl but to bring its awkwardly rudimentary pixelated world to your kitchen with these Minecraft refrigerator magnets.
We already featured Metin Seven’s Steve Jobs bust. Here’s his take on Apple’s other Steve:
Who wouldn’t be cheered up by that pixelated smile? I personally would rather have this than Jobs’ scowling mug. Woz’ smile and chubby face remind me of those smiling Buddha statues.
What is it about pixel art that’s so cool? I don’t know, but I definitely enjoy looking at these Star Wars characters that Andy Rash made. They are very pixelated and look great, no matter what the magnification.
Brooklyn artist pixlpshr makes these awesome pixel collages, based on classic video games.
Each one is made from hand-cut felt squares, delicately glued to a canvas surface, then finished with felt on the sides, and ready for you to hang on your walls.
Fans of the classic Mega Man/Rockman franchise rejoice – you can now decorate your room with these awesomely awesome Mega Man pixel wall graphics from Blik.
Officially licensed by Capcom, the decals include a full set of Mega Man characters, including Fire Man, Bomb Man, Cut Man, Ice Man, Electro Man and Guts Man.
This cool retro Super Mario mural would look great in anyone’s bedroom, especially if you’re a Super Mario addict or a kid. To top things off, it’s actually nicely pixelated, which makes it even perfect.
Nathan Roberts recently completed this paint job for his son’s bedroom.
While I had to take off my glasses to be able to see the resemblance, once you see it it’s uncanny! It was definitely important to get the colors right on each of these 3 pixels, as that’s not a lot to be able to identify a character.
…and by that, I mean he gets his likeness carved into a bust. In this case, I’m talking about a fun retro-pixel art bust you can put on your desk alongside your shiny new iToys.
Designed by Dutch artist Metin Seven (who also created the awesome Technabob voxel mascot), this Steve Jobs bust not only looks cool, it’s made with a high-tech 3D printing process, thus completing the circle of geek life.
Got 980 spare plastic soda bottle caps lying around? Why not do what this guy did and create some retro game art with ’em?
Over a period of 6 months, Instructables member skeplin gathered up a whole crapload of caps and made himself a giant Princess Peach mosaic with all of them.
It’s been a while since I found any new Space Invaders schwag, so when I saw these coasters, I figured they deserved a mention.
Perfect for keeping condensation off your delicate furniture, these Invaders coasters are each handmade from lacquered wood blocks to form perfect pixels under your drinks.
A dude named foldsfive decided to recreate the entire original Star Wars trilogy in MS Paint, then converted to animated GIFs. He released his take Star Wars: A New Hope last month. This month, it’s The Empire Strikes Back‘s turn.
The Swedish band Rymdreglage’s music video ‘8-bit trip’ is a stop-motion homage to retro Nintendo video games created using only LEGO bricks.
The video took over 1,500 hours to complete, since each LEGO-constructed character needed to be moved around individually, then photographed.
I’m a sucker for pixel art, and this most-excellent 8-bit pixel costume could be by new favorite thing of the genre.
Created by Kiel Johnson and worn by Klai Brown of Hyperbole Studios, “8-Bit Gary” was made for an upcoming Toshiba commercial.