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I am 8-Bit

February 22, 2007

i am 8-bit bookEveryone who is intersted in video game art should pick up the coffee table book i am 8-bit. It’s a showcase of some of the best pieces from the annual show, which is features some excellent paintings, drawings, crafts, and sculptures that is soley based on 80’s video games and gaming culture. Every piece is done by an independant artist, and every one of them is brings a new twist on your favorite games.

Pac-Man. Frogger. Super Mario Bros. These classic videogames are burned into the collective consciousness of an entire generation, thanks to countless hours spent at pizza parlors and bowling alleys across the country. Now artists such as Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Ashley Wood put their memories to paper, canvas, and wood to create original works of art inspired by the art of the videogame. Chuck Klosterman shares his thoughts — in his distinctively insightful and entertaining style — in a foreword on how videogames created a new playground for artistic expression. With more than 100 thought-provoking, amusing, and simply fun pieces of original art, i am 8-bit is a pixilated stroll down memory lane.

You can even get a signed copy, if you’re into that.  Link