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Another Castle is one of many unfinished projects I’ve had on the backburner. It first started about five or six years ago. The idea was to take original photos of girls in cosplay or cool outfits or whatever, turn it into pixel art with crazy colors to make it look like 8-bit graffiti or something, and then plop it on limited edition t-shirts.
The diamond logo was meant to be reminiscent of video games like Sonic or Final Fantasy where you have to collect different colored gems and crystals, but then Diamond Supply Co. became huge and I didn’t wan’t people to think I was jacking their steeze or whatever. I’m prety attached to the logo, but I guess I could just use the weird little castle-looking thingy in between the diamonds as a logo instead. Idunno.
The project never came to fruition because I’m unemployed as beans and rely on freelance video production jobs to pay the bills. Starting a brand. It turns out, starting a brand is pretty impossible without a decent amount of startup money. I thought about taking the idea to Kickstarter or something, but I’m super non-confident about pretty much every idea I come up with and get excited about.
I guess I’m shamelessly posting about it here to see if anyone else would be into it. Let me know by commenting, liking, or reblogging or whatever. We’ll see what happens.
Loving this clever pic by the one and only COMBO. Who remembers Ecco The Dolphin? Only version I ever played was the one for Game Gear and I never really liked it, but I’d play it for hours anyway.
DAILY GRAFFITI: SHY GUY EDITION
Just some Shy Guys carrying some well-known gaming trinkets including a Mega Man 1-up. This is actually pretty amazing. And look how tired the one in the front is. Bitch, you ain’t even carrying anything!
(via Julios Moreno)
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125 Incredible Fighter Game Background GIFs
Reddit user RudeBootie has created this massive gallery of some incredible backdrops for some of the most influential fighter games of all time. This gallery displays some beautiful art from old fighter games of past console generations in GIF form. Really showcases the art side of video gaming…
View the giant gallery of GIFs here.
This ENOOOOORMOUS mural by pixel graffiti artist ANO features the artist’s stylish rendition of Donkey Kong and proudly shares a few with the Taipei World Trade Center in Taiwan. You can check out our past posts about ANO’s street art here.
Pop-Art Portrait Necklaces
While pixel-art bead jewelry is getting very annoying to see, New York designer, Victor-John Villanueva, has created actual portraits that don’t involve anime or video games or your same basic Mega Man stylesheet — these plastic perler beads were used to create portraits of pop artists. Take a gander at the 3PTPOP shop to view all of what’s on sale, including the sick Nicki Minaj and Pharrell pieces up above.
Below those two stars is a glimpse of what Victor had recently featured in a gallery in New York. Peep his blog to see more of his crazy work.
"SUPER MARIO DOESN’T CALL ME A FAG SO WHAT THE FUCK MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL."
This is the snarky 8-bit art of melonjaywalk. Each piece has a pretty unique story, for example, here’s the story behind the “Mario Fag” piece:
This was done..
I dunno’. It’s half a response to the question ‘why do you like video games so much’. Well, Mario’s not gonna’ complain about the state of the economy, or call me an abomination and tell me who I can’t marry, or criticize the way I dress, etc.
So how could I not prefer videogames to real life.
Check out the artist’s deviantART page for more awesome art with equally awesome stories behind each piece.
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AN ELEGANT TWIST ON GEEK PAPERCRAFT
Will Pigg creates spectacular hand-cut 3D papercraft portraits that give a whole new sense of depth and dimension to iconic imagery from all corners of geek pop culture.
TAKING 8-BIT VIDEO GAME ART INTO THE THIRD DIMENSION
UK designer DirtyGreatPixels made these jaw-dropping 3D illustrations based on classic games we all know and love like Mario, Tetris, and Space Invaders. You can buy all of his video game inspired prints (which include two snazzy Portal pieces) for just under $25 over on his Etsy page.
8-Bit Totoro tile street art spotted in Paris.
‘Shaun Of The Dead' Meets 'Streets Of Rage’
If Shaun of the Dead was a beat-‘em-up arcade from the 90’s, we’re pretty sure it’d look exactly like this piece by Aled Lewis for Gallery 1988's six annual Crazy 4 Cult show. The exhibit kicks off this Thursday in NYC. If you're in the area, be sure stop by and check it out in person.
(via Super Punch)