Pixelophilia

By CATTLEPROD on 8:29 PM

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There's a distinct market niche in nostalgia. It's the 25-40 generation that's got the most expendable income and as they start to deal with the harsh reality of the unstoppable juggernaut of time, they hark back to their carefree youth... in this case the 80's. For example, you'll notice that the A-Team is coming back in a movie (With South Africa's own Sharlto Copley - District 9's Wikus -  playing Murdock).


But I've also noticed another trend and that's pixelation. Moore's Law translates to a blindingly fast evolution in technology and, having grown up alongside the home PC, I feel a certain nostalgic pang when reminiscing about my Atari 800XL. This is where my love of computing technology began.

This is it here on the right. First we had cartridges that went into the slot you see there on the keyboard, then we upgraded to a cassette drive (top right) and then onto the awesome floppy drive (top left).

8-bit is the shit!




Back to this pixelation trend. Check out this awesome video:


And here follows an exploration in to all things 8-bit:

This is a brilliant advert for a camera. 


I LOVE these pixelated nude/pr0n oil paintings by Adam Connelly




Which brings me to these pixelated 3D images by French photographer Jean Yves Lemoigne.


Remember these days?

How about a pixelated watch?


OR the pixelated glasses range called "6dpi" by contemporary designer Dzmitry Samal. WANT!
And I also <3 this pixelated fabric design from Royal College of Art graduate (UK) Cristian Zuzunaga and purchased by Kvadrat.
 Check out Rubikcubism:

Some pixel art here:

Street Art:

8-Bit oven glove from ThinkGeek:

This is just coleslawesome! Pixelated light:

Pixelated wallpaper:


Or Space Invader Wall Decals which I'm planning on using at my place:

 8-bit tie (emo haircut not included)


Pixelated beads by Flickr user foglera:

Pixelated coasters that unfold... yes, that just happened:  


Mosaic Mario table:

 His and Hers Mario shirts:  


8-bit Marioflage hoodie:

And earn money by making your own pixelated shirts HERE


Er... Girly pixelated Glock, with reborn Christian fish on it... "When you absolutely, positively gotta kill every sinning motherfucker in the room"?


And how's this for the raddest Halloween outfit? Pixelated make-up!

Of course, there has to be pixelated tattoos too:

Not pixelated, but isn't this the coolest iPad "case" ever?



Post-Its lend themselves to pixelated art:

Even churches are getting in on the pixel trend:

I'll finish off with the kickass "My desk is 8-bit" video:


And lastly... even my company logo is pixel-inspired (by my mates at Department Fu):

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