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.
This was created for someone’s birthday and has oodles of geeky references in. Can you spot them all?
Using a mixture of coloured beads, this 2D model of Ironman could also make a nice necklace if you accidentally knocked it over.
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.
Probably the most literal representation of a computer virus, or a pixelized snot, perhaps.
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.
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.
Clever use of existing materials, this enormous caterpillar (?) is simply painted on the tiles to make this pixel 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.
These would make a great pattern for materials. Pixel art for curtains and other home furnishings – it’s the future!
Owls are so hot right now in interior design and jewellery. So why not get some artwork to go with your cushions and necklaces?
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.
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.
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.
Even video game characters have them!
The beauty of pixel art is that its minimal simplicity allows you to focus on those distinguishing features. In this case; the jaw!
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.
credit: Yuriy Babich
Again from Russia (with love) is this very abstract armoured train, which evokes memories of impressionist art.
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.
credit: Sailor Coruscant
Another fine example of popular video games memes making an appearance in the real world. This time, from the classic Worms series.
credit: E. Aviles
Ultimate geekdom in the real world. A space invader caught in the streets of San Diego.
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.