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Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Blog, Graphic, Guest posts

20 Awesome Photos and Illustrations of Pixelation Inspired Art



Pixelation Inspired Art - Do you miss the pixellated art forms of yesteryear? Well, they’re making a massive comeback. You can buy old school Pac Man and Super Mario Bros pixel art as wall stickers for kids (and nostalgic adults!) bedrooms. Many artists are using the boxy medium to create modern masterpieces, like the ones we’ve found below.

Geek Birthday

This was created for someone’s birthday and has oodles of geeky references in. Can you spot them all?

Geek Birthday

credit: tripu

Bead Sprites

Using a mixture of coloured beads, this 2D model of Ironman could also make a nice necklace if you accidentally knocked it over.

Bead Sprites

credit: RedHerring1Up

Klimt’s The Kiss

Classic art turned into pixels. Klimt’s The Kiss doesn’t really lose any of its charm, though a little of its sparkle.

Klimt’s The Kiss

credit: joojaebum

Virus

Probably the most literal representation of a computer virus, or a pixelized snot, perhaps.

Virus

credit: ssoosay

Leonardo

This incredibly inventive pixel art is best viewed from the top of the tower at Crossland, Oyabe, Japan. Painted on the pavement below, it looks great if you squint.

Leonardo

credit: Mullenkedheim

Cezanne

If pixels were around in Cezanne’s time he’d probably have experimented with those as well as his brushstrokes, so this isn’t too sacrilegious.

Cezanne

credit: joojaebum

Mural

Clever use of existing materials, this enormous caterpillar (?) is simply painted on the tiles to make this pixel mural.

Mural

credit: ACIDUM grupo

There's some pixels on my fence

Whether it was the intention to create pixel art here is questionable, but it's hard to not make the association. Minimal, yet effective.

There's some pixels on my fence

credit: rasdourian

Abstract Flowers

These would make a great pattern for materials. Pixel art for curtains and other home furnishings – it’s the future!

Abstract Flowers

credit: Wikipedia

Fashionable Owl

Owls are so hot right now in interior design and jewellery. So why not get some artwork to go with your cushions and necklaces?

Fashionable Owl

credit: iloveui

Simplicity Rocks

Sometimes the beauty of pixel art is in its simplicity. These few pixels make a cat. This would look great on a huge canvas on a blank wall.

Simplicity Rocks

credit: 260986

Hilarious Wall Art

What looks like a running stripy gherkin, makes quite a quirky talking piece in the home. Especially if you’re into cucumbers at all.

Hilarious Wall Art

credit: RedHerring1Up

Billboard

Found in Hoxton, it’s unclear if this is an actual advertisement or perhaps it’s just some artist displaying gorgeous imagery on a huge public canvas.

Billboard

credit: bixentro

Anatomy

Even video game characters have them!

Anatomy

credit: 260986

Self Portrait

The beauty of pixel art is that its minimal simplicity allows you to focus on those distinguishing features. In this case; the jaw!

Self Portrait

credit: iloveui

Pixel Fly

The drop shadow on this Russian artist’s rendition of a fly in pixels makes the thing come to life! Despite being a bit boxy, it looks so real.

Pixel Fly

credit: Yuriy Babich

Armoured Train

Again from Russia (with love) is this very abstract armoured train, which evokes memories of impressionist art.

Armoured Train

credit: Yuriy Babich

Cross-Stitch Pixel Art

This clever person has created pixel art in cross-stitch. A real meeting of creative media, contemporary meets traditional.

Cross-Stitch Pixel Art

credit: Sailor Coruscant

Worms

Another fine example of popular video games memes making an appearance in the real world. This time, from the classic Worms series.

Worms

credit: E. Aviles

Space Invaders

Ultimate geekdom in the real world. A space invader caught in the streets of San Diego.

Space Invaders

credit: Yinghai

Guerilla Plumbing

Guerilla Plumbing

credit: sirexkat

Super Mario goes to the streets in this Banksy style decal on a wall in Paris. Bringing amusement to people just going about their day.


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