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Jason Pickthall's 8-Bit Pixel Art Digitally Simplifies Characters

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: etsy & inkfinitive.tumblr
The 8-bit pixel art by Jason Pickthall recreates iconic figures from pop culture as tiny pixel characters. His 'Pixel Presents' Etsy shop sells prints from the series, including pixellated versions of the Daft Punk duo, The Avengers, characters from Doctor Who and Star Wars.

Even when they are reduced to colored squares, it is astonishing that character's identities are not lost and that so much detail is included -- everything from little buttons on C3PO, to the emblems on superhero's suits.

Pickthall began creating pixellated versions of his coworkers and was then met with the demand to create portraits for friends and family. His pixellated portraits make perfect gifts and social media avatars, and you can commission one of yourself at his Etsy shop. Stats for Pixellated Pop Culture Portraits Trending: Older & Mild
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