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Pixel Art

Scenic Roads Pixel Art

Scenic Roads Pixel Art

For those of us living in big cities, scenic roads are a bit hard to come by, but once you hit the open road, America has plenty of great drives. Expedia shares five of their faves, reimagined as pixel art from a late 1980s arcade game. We just love Oregon’s Columbia Highway.

Pixel Plants

Pixel Plants

Chicago-based Etsy shop Pixelixir makes these adorable 8-bit pixel art house plants, perfect for video gamers who lack green thumbs. They’re made from fused beads and each one includes a planter and rocks so they’re ready to display.

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Rick and Morty Pixelated

Rick and Morty Pixelated

Rick and Morty appear in this series of awesomely animated pixel art segues created by Paul Robertson for Adult Swim. The only thing better would be if these were playable levels in an actual video game.

Garfield Gameboy’d

Garfield Gameboy’d

If Garfield the lasagna-loving cat starred in a survival horror on the Game Boy Advance, it might look something like this bit of insanity. This pixel art short film by animator Lumpy Touch is some serious nightmare fuel, so you might not want to watch it right before bedtime.

A Theory of Flight

A Theory of Flight

All in Pixel created this animated masterpiece for The Verge’s Better Worlds‘ project. Based on a short story by Justina Ireland, it’s a science fiction tale about a woman determined to leave Earth for a more hopeful future on a colony only attainable for the wealthiest of people.

Boat Nomad

Boat Nomad

Artist The Poncho Pilgrim used the low frame rates and coarse edges of 16-bit style graphics to put together a beautiful short film that really creates a sense of place despite the technical limitations. Check out his YouTube channel for more of his art and animation.

Elvis & Dimmi

Elvis & Dimmi

(PG-13, Gore/Language) Elvis and Dimmi are not your typical adventurers. Or maybe they are, depending on how you play video games. Ivan Dixon and pixel art master Paul Robertson present this gaming-inspired short film about two jerks and their goblin lackey.

Winners Don’t Use Drugs Shadow Box

Winners Don’t Use Drugs Shadow Box

For anyone who grew up playing arcade games in the 1990s, this graphic should be familiar. Decor8BitArt transformed the pixelated admonition from the DOJ, the FBI, and William Sessions into a cheeky bit of dimensional wall art. Includes a 9″ x 9″ wood frame with glass.

The Domino King

The Domino King

The Domino King creates amazing pixel art images using thousands of colorful dominoes. His YouTube channel is packed with awesome constructions from Rick and Morty to Sonic the Hedgehog to Five Nights at Freddy’s. But his best creation so far is from Super Mario World.

Ronald Jenkees: Quest for the Jam

Ronald Jenkees: Quest for the Jam

Electronic music phenom Ronald Jenkees’ music video is a tour de force of colorful retro-style pixel art, created by animator Ben Luce of Soul Proprietor, who will use funds raised by fans of the video to support cancer research. From the new album Rhodes Deep. (Thanks Scott!)

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Blocks

PIXIO Magnetic Construction Blocks

Small, plastic building blocks with magnets built inside of them, allowing for quick-snap construction of your own 3D voxel art creations. A companion app will provide ideas for pre-made designs too. Bricks will come in 16 vibrant colors to start.

Video Game 3D Shadow Boxes

Video Game 3D Shadow Boxes

Toronto outfit GlitchArtwork crafts each of these pieces of arcade and console game art by hand, painstakingly cutting and assembling their layers together into a 3-dimensional work of pixel art. Each framed work includes a glass cover not shown in the images.

Rick and Morty: 8-Bit Intro

Rick and Morty: 8-Bit Intro

Animator Paul Robertson created this awesome pixelated version of the intro from Rick and Morty. We’re hoping there’s a dimension like this and they’ll do a whole episode there. Maybe they can address the whole “it’s not 8-bit, it’s 16/32/64-bit” argument once and for all.

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King of the Pixel

King of the Pixel

Mauri Helme created a pixel perfect 16-bit style version of the opening titles of Mike Judge’s animated classic King of the Hill, complete with an appropriate chiptune theme song. We’d buy this video game in a heartbeat.

Best Pixel Art Ever

Best Pixel Art Ever

Artist Gerardo Quiroz aka “Kirokaze” creates incredible animated .gif pixel art which conveys a tremendous sense of mood, composition, depth, light and shadow, all with just a handful of frames. Be sure to check out his DeviantArt page for more examples.

All Pixels Must Die

All Pixels Must Die

(Spoilers) Director Filipe Costa and animator Matheus Muniz recreated some of the most shocking death scenes from Game of Thrones in pixel art form. You know there’s going trouble when The Rains of Castamere starts playing.

Largest Minecraft Pixel Art

Largest Minecraft Pixel Art

Believe it or not, this image is made of virtual blocks. Minecraft streamer Thorlar spent 23 and a half weeks manually laying 1,128,960 blocks to create this replica of a Blizzard wallpaper.

The Very Best: Let Go

The Very Best: Let Go

The music video for Let Go, a single from Afro-pop band The Very Best. Pixel artist Johan Karlgren of Päppas Parlor used Perler beads to create the 8-bit style stop motion animation.

Drawing with HTML Tables

Drawing with HTML Tables

For web designers and developers, the old HTML table is something we try to avoid like the plague. But this artist with the patience of a saint shows how these silly old-school grids can be used to create intricate pixel art. More here.

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