The Wonderful World Of 8-Bit Pixel Art

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8-Bit Art, or “Pixel Art” is style of graphic design that was first seen in the 1980s and early 1990s, most commonly in video games.

The famous computer game “Super Mario Brothers” is widely regarded as the origin of low resolution 8-bit art. The constraints of video game technology in those days gave artists and developers few visual options. Today, this old school 8-bit art is emulated to great effect.

Here are some wonderful examples!

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Shadowgate Death

Shadowgate Death

Painting with Pixels

Painting with Pixels

Keyboard Cat

Keyboard Cat

The Dude

The Dude

Creeper

Creeper

Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Street Fighter 2

Street Fighter 2

8-bit Whale

8-bit Whale

Belmont Terrarium

Belmont Terrarium

Seascape

Seascape

Excite Terrestrial

Excite Terrestrial

8-bit Installation

8-bit Installation

Karma

Karma

Kiss

Kiss

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Pistol

Pistol

Schrodingers Hat

Schrodingers Hat

8-bit Tie

8-bit Tie

Double Dahl

Double Dahl

Street 8-bit Art

Street 8-bit Art

We Need A Montage

We Need A Montage

Playered

Playered

Mario Rug

Mario Rug

Super Mario Bros. by Andreas Heikaus


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  • Abstract Logos

    Wonderful post, this is recalled moment when i used to play most of these games, at that time never knew about that creativity. Thanks so much for sharing a lovely post.

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  • Joseph

    Hey, I just loved watching the Super Mario Bros

  • Kiara Duque

    I love this post, I think reverting back to old style graphics in a new world is very creative. It is very interesting to see how someone can begin with the same limitations as another artist and take it so far. Putting a 8 bit pixelated video game character next to a real life person or real architecture literally brings these characters to life. This is an amazing post.

  • jazzian

    The keyboard cat look sooo cute! :D

  • Löskerman

    Great art! If you need some songs and animation for your projects contact
    me:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdudy9iXOOo

  • Benjamin Albrecht

    Those are awesome! I love the water spout and that whale.

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