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Tag: Pixel

Pixel Drink Coasters: Punch Out Your Own Art

Pixel Drink Coasters: Punch Out Your Own Art
These fun drink coasters may just look like an abstract dot pattern on the surface, but thanks to some cleverly placed perforations, you can actually make your own custom pixel creations out of them. Each coaster is made up of 110 individual 1cm square “pixels” which are perfed in a way that lets you selectively remove blocks from each square.

These Hyperlink Hands Are Big and Full of Yarn-Y Goodness

These Hyperlink Hands Are Big and Full of Yarn-Y Goodness
“Hyperlink” is a series of oversized yarn sculptures that depict our favorite handy friend, the hyperlink hand cursor. There are four cursor sculptures in the series. They are rendered in three dimensions and made more colorful than we’re used to.

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz
Looking for a really cool family heirloom? Look no further than these handmade pixel cross-stitch portraits. For just $30 bucks, crafter Rubykhan will create a teensy, tiny pixelated cross-stitch likeness of you and a loved one (and Fido or Fluffy too).

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions

Excel Art is Lots More Fun Than Formulas and Functions
Artist Danielle Aubert creates pixelated masterpieces using Microsoft Excel, with surprisingly dazzling results. About the project, she says, “…the drawings are a part of a series that I executed on an irregular daily basis for 16 months.

Video Games Sprites in the Real World

Video Games Sprites in the Real World
These amazing video game images by digital artist RETROnoob take familiar bitmapped sprite characters and marry them to real world photographs. Through creative and generous application of digital blur tools, each of the images does a brilliant job blending 2-D and 3-D worlds into one.

Super Mario Goomba Cufflinks Are Hot, or Not

Super Mario Goomba Cufflinks Are Hot, or Not
These pixelated cufflinks feature the dreaded goombas of Super Mario Bros. lore. Etsy crafter pixelparty makes them from shrink plastic (like ShrinkyDinks?) and silver-tone hardware. He hilariously notes that “…if mario doesn’t get his princess (who seems to be castle hopping, maybe she’s the player and mario is getting played) well then he’ll never be a player.

Space Invaders, Mario and Pac-Man Stick to Your Fridge

Space Invaders, Mario and Pac-Man Stick to Your Fridge
These classic video game characters escaped out of the confines of their respective 8-bit homes, and have landed on kitchen appliances around the world. Each of Spooons’ handmade refrigerator magnets features the pixel-perfect likeness of a retro gaming icons, carefully color-matched and precisely scaled to match the exact proportions of the originals.

Space Intruderz Lamps Sure Look Like Invaders to Me

Space Intruderz Lamps Sure Look Like Invaders to Me
In a not-too-obvious attempt to avoid a cease and desist letter from Taito’s copyright attorneys, these fun video game inspired lamps go by the nom de plume “Space Intruderz”, rather than the “Invaders” moniker more befitting these pixelated luminaires.

8-Bit Nintendo Does Music Videos

8-Bit Nintendo Does Music Videos
While these brief musical interludes won’t win any prizes for their sweeping cinematography, they do win a place in my heart for being put together using some good old fashioned 8-bit gaming technology. Created using a combination of retro console art (inspired by, but probably not actually created on an NES) and blips and beeps courtesy of the 8-bit Nintendo-powered FamiTracker, these mini videos do a great job embodying the spirit of these musicians, even if they are just represented as chunky blocks of pixels.

Modular Seating Looks Like Pixel Blocks

Modular Seating Looks Like Pixel Blocks
This new modular furniture system lets you create custom seating areas by rearranging pixel-like blocks into your own unique layouts. Created by Joe Doucet, founder of the new design collective Bond., the Scape Modular Seating system lets you transform your living space on a whim, thanks to its moveable seating towers.

Superbrothers Pixel Art: Super Retro Goodness

Superbrothers Pixel Art: Super Retro Goodness
After spending the last 7 days straight looking at the hyper-real 3D environments of Grand Theft Auto IV, don’t you long for the blocky 8-bit goodness of days gone by? Eh, maybe not when it comes to gaming, but when it comes to retro gaming art, I definitely have a soft spot for the pixelated stuff.

Megaman Stained Glass Project: Hallelujah.

Megaman Stained Glass Project: Hallelujah.
No matter what your religion you belong to, you’ll be a believer in the church of 8-bit platform gaming once you see this brilliant work of stained glass art, based on the classic Megaman gaming franchise.

Shade Pixel: Text You Can Feel

Shade Pixel: Text You Can Feel
Instead of using a traditional 2-dimensional display surface, Shade Pixel renders information using a deformable skin surface which provides a 3-dimensional texture to its output. Developed by researchers at the Design Media Lab at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the device uses a dot-matrix array of solenoids attached to a flexible Spandex skin.

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 Blocks Light Up Your Life

Pac-Man Blocks Light Up Your Life
The last time I saw such a brilliant blending of Pac-Mania and illumination was the amazing Pac-Man Christmas tree that showed up on the streets of Madrid over the holidays. Now you can have your own personal Pac & Pals light show thanks to these fun colored light blocks.

Duck Hunt Leaves Me in Stitches

Duck Hunt Leaves Me in Stitches
Remember the 1980s Nintendo 8-bit classic light gun shooter, Duck Hunt? Now you can have the dog and duck from the retro game immortalized on your wall, thanks to this clever cross-stitch that recently turned up on Etsy.