Gamifying Art

Pixelated artwork helps make sophisticated imagery more relatable to consumers

Implications - While fine art can provide a great source of history, getting youthful audiences to appreciate that significance can be challenging. Paintings and illustrations that feature pixelated gaming references help showcase art pieces in a new light, presenting historical features through playful gaming imagery. Blending elegance with informal, these art pieces illustrate the importance of pop cultural relevance in every facet of life.
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Pixelated Pop Culture Paintings - Adam Lister Paints His Subjects with Watercolor in the 8-Bit Style
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Warm 7,989 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 14
Pixelated Pop Culture Paintings
Adam Lister Paints His Subjects with Watercolor in the 8-Bit Style
Done in the style of pixelated 8-bit video games,  these gorgeous works of art by Adam Lister are modeled after some pop-culture’s most famous icons and the art world’s most... [More]
Famous LEGO Portrait Recreations - These LEGO Masterpieces Honor the Great Painters
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Mild 7,933 Clicks Pub: Dec 10, 13
Famous LEGO Portrait Recreations
These LEGO Masterpieces Honor the Great Painters
Classic famous paintings are getting a unique makeover thanks to one artist who is recreating famous art to create LEGO portrait collection. Artist Marco Sodano is using LEGO bricks to recreate... [More]
Pixelated Tribute Art - This Nelson Mandela Tribute by Guy Whitby Pushes the Right Buttons
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Mild 2,581 Clicks Pub: Dec 11, 13
Pixelated Tribute Art
This Nelson Mandela Tribute by Guy Whitby Pushes the Right Buttons
I’m sure by now you’ve seen a lot of Nelson Mandela tributes, but this one definitely takes the cake. Walking a thin line of respectful and a little ridiculous, Guy Whitby’s Mandela tribute is... [More]
Pixelated Anime Fantasy Recreations - These Minecraft Creations are of Places from Spirited Away
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Mild 7,938 Clicks Pub: Jan 16, 14
Pixelated Anime Fantasy Recreations
These Minecraft Creations are of Places from Spirited Away
These detailed Minecraft creations of the world from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away is by Alan Becker, who has been working on this project for a few years now. Minecraft is a game that lets... [More]
Perfectly Pixelated Art - Existing Prints are Rearranged into Pixelated Modern Art
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Untested 3,748 Clicks Pub: Nov 12, 13
Perfectly Pixelated Art
Existing Prints are Rearranged into Pixelated Modern Art
Artist Ed Spence has reinvented and created artwork with his innovative pixelated art design. With just a ruler, a pair of scissors, and glue, Spence has designed a whole new collection of art out... [More]
8-Bit Pop Art Masterpieces - Adam Lister Depicts Pop Culture Scenes in His Pixelated Works
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Mild 454 Clicks Pub: Sep 16, 14
8-Bit Pop Art Masterpieces
Adam Lister Depicts Pop Culture Scenes in His Pixelated Works
These 8-bit pop art masterpieces are the work of artist Adam Lister and 3D printing enthusiast Isaac Budmen. Working together, the artists have launched this series of art pieces that is entitled &#... [More]
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