Pixelhobby Turns Photographs into Artful 8-Bit Creations

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 4, 2015
References: pixelhobby-usa & pixelhobby
Supplying base plates, additional accessories and entire kits, Pixelhobby lets you turn photographs into creative pixel art at home. To get started with this craft, the first step is to choose a photo. From there, the image is digitally simplified with software and ready to print as a paper template. After these steps, what's required are some materials to take the craft from 2D to 3D. Pixelhobby supplies colored base plates in an overwhelming range of colors, so that the perfect image can be recreated in 8-bit style. Rather than being shipped to you as loose pixels, for the sake of practicality, the base plates can be cut, meaning that crafters only use the number of pixels they need.

Although customization is possible, there are also a number of ready-to-assemble kits in Pixelhobby's web store featuring playful images of hot air balloons, cats and flowers.