A great post by Steve Silberman about Susan Kare, the artist who designed fonts and icons for the early Macintosh models. The post includes some never before seen hand drawn sketches of some classic iconography, a few which you can see above. So cool!
Mix fashionable hipsters with retro games and you get the “Pop Pop Pixels” fashion editorial for The Ones2Watch. References include Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt and Sonic the Hedgehog, along with some more generalized pixelated motifs.
Aled Lewis’ prints for the upcoming iam8bit art show mix the retro aesthetic of old LucasArts adventure games with classic works of art. Here we have Indy from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade probably wondering what the heck to do in Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory”. “This belongs in a museum.” ‘Nuff said.
I’m no authority on tissue package design or anything, but Kleenex’s recent “Groovy” designs for their everyday tissue line were so nice I picked up three just for lookin’ pretty around my apartment. It doesn’t look like you can buy them via their site, but you can probably hunt them down at Wallgreens or CVS or whatever your local pharmacy happens to be.
Remember Rymdreglage, the folks who created that incredible 8-bit stop-motion animation with legos? Well they’ve done it again with a new short titled “Insert Coin”, which features an incredibly ambitious gaming inspired stop-motion animation using silver coins on a dark carpet. The effects are mesmerizing, to the point where it looks unreal, but the crew demonstrates how they pulled the video off using a projector as a template in a small behind-the-scenes bit after the main feature.
College Humor’s video of a hypothetical 16-bit Game of Thrones rpg is so good I want to play it right now. The video mixes the most memorable Game of Thrones drama in a masterfully accurate retro Final Fantasy guise, and the results are hilarious. I laughed many times (out loud!)
HUGE Game of Thrones spoilers. If you haven’t seen Game of Thrones, don’t spoil it all for yourself with this video! For 96% of the Internet who has seen Game of Thrones, enjoy!
Artist Paul Ferragut’s “Time Print Machine” laboriously prints images pixel by pixel. The machine uses the grey value of the pixel to inform how long a felt tip pen bleeds in place, generating beautiful pointillistic prints which take hours to produce.