DOUBLE KING – A film about love and regicide – Amazing and very trippy animation By Felix Colgrave.
Very cool blog post from D-Pad Studio, the developers of the upcoming (and beautiful) Owl Boy on the recent trend of 8/16 bit pixel art aesthetic in games and the differences between the actual pixel art style, which was born out of necessity and hardware limitations, and the new stylistic “Hi-Bit” look.
While these games may be paying homage to the 16-bit era that started with the Super Nintendo (1990) and Sega Mega Drive (1988, a.k.a. Genesis), they’re working beyond the limitations of the tech in the 90s.
Source: D-Pad Studio – creators of Owlboy
Maybe I’m complicated
Don’t know how to stop and live
Always looking for something
Poor little singer with a plastic pick
Always making it harder
Poor little singer with the steel strings wound
‘Lights’ – a Marie Menken film:
Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It’s a re-contextualization of ads – cultural detritus, the lowest of the low – into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.
Weird Simpsons VHS – A tribute to the Simpsons.
Directed and animated by Yoann Hervo
with the help of Hugo Moreno
Sound design by Florian Calmer
Music by Valentin Ducloux
Source: The Mind of a Teen Bot – The Awl