Pixel-Art is an art formed by lack, emerging back in the happy 8-bit days of the 80’s. It is a foundation stone of video gamer’s folklore.
Source: Pixel Art TV on Behance
This looks absolutely beautiful and relaxing, exactly the kind of game I need now to get my mind of all the other stuff constantly buzzing about.
Unscramble celestial puzzles and create miniature musical worlds. Re-awaken shadowy forests and bring life back to sparkling lakes. Discover hidden creatures, help the Bird reunite the fragmented Moon… and find its way home.
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