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100 Examples of Pixel Art

From 8-Bit Celebrity Caricatures to Retro Gaming Stop-Motion Shorts

— February 28, 2012 — Tech
The 8-bit aesthetic has becoming overwhelmingly popular in the last decade, which is probably why readers can find examples of pixel art in almost any product on the marketplace. From Christmas ornaments and home furnishings to techcessories and Valentine’s Day cards, it seems everyone’s jumping on the bandwagon and using the nostalgic game graphics look to push their wares.

Many up-and-coming artists are also dabbling in pixel art in hopes of garnering media attention for their work. You can find pixel art versions of pop starlets, superheroes, birds, actors and even characters from the Bible. And since the Internet is currently oversaturated with renderings with this minimalist blocky style, illustrators are pushing their creative limits in order to conceive innovative concepts to differentiate themselves from their peers.
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8-Bit Browsers
8-Bit Browsers
Pixelfari is a Program That Turns Safari into 80s Video Game Graphics
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8-Bit Breathalyzer Games
8-Bit Breathalyzer Games
The Drunker You are the Higher You Score in Drunken NES
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98
Edible Pixel Art
Edible Pixel Art
The Fruit Plotter Will Replicate Art Pieces Using Fruit Pellets
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97
8-Bit Subway Adventures
8-Bit Subway Adventures
'Ride the Better Way' Turns Toronto's Public Transit Into a Game
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96
Tactile Gamer Puzzles
Tactile Gamer Puzzles
Donkey Kong-Themed Jenga Brings a Nintendo Twist to a Classic Game
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95
Aggressive Hypothetical Pocket Pets
Aggressive Hypothetical Pocket Pets
Street Fighter Tamagotchi Fuses Nostalgic Toys and Games
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94
8-Bit Axes
8-Bit Axes
The NES Paul is a Retro Guitar Hero Tribute
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93
8-Bit Pop Parodies
8-Bit Pop Parodies
The Rebecca Black Gameboy Video is Hilariously Geeky
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92
Delightful 8-Bit Symphonies
Delightful 8-Bit Symphonies
Make Customizable Music with 'Monotunes'
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8-Bit Nostalgia Commercials
8-Bit Nostalgia Commercials
Fox Retro Aims for a Classic Appeal
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90
8-Bit Rapper Video Games
8-Bit Rapper Video Games
'Kreayshawn: The Game' Turns the Hip Hop Princess into Heroine
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89
Digitally Integrated Gametography
Digitally Integrated Gametography
'Pac Manhattan' Takes Over New York's Urban Dwellings
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88
Archival Gamer Art
Archival Gamer Art
Campbell Whyte Seeks to Draw Every NES Game Ever Made in '8 Bit Dreams'
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Avian Ink Cartridge Art
Avian Ink Cartridge Art
Paperbeatsscissors Jazzes Up Print Jobs With Vibrant Birdies
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86
Joyous 8-Bit Greetings
Joyous 8-Bit Greetings
The Space Invaders Christmas Card Celebrates the Season with Geek Culture
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8-Bit Arcade Techcessories
8-Bit Arcade Techcessories
The SPACE INVADERS by Case Scenario Dresses Up Gadgets
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Retro Mega Monster Tees
Retro Mega Monster Tees
The 8-bit Cthulhu T-Shirt Combines a Nerdy Aesthetic with Geek Lore
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Sizzling 8-Bit Sandcastles
Sizzling 8-Bit Sandcastles
Guy-Olivier Deveau Brings Classic Nintendo Games to the Beaches
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Low-Res Eye Covers
Low-Res Eye Covers
Have Sweet Geeky Dreams with the Pixel Sleeping Eye Mask
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Massive 8-bit Interactions
Massive 8-bit Interactions
The World's Largest Space Invaders Game is the Future of Gaming
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Pixelated Plumber Game Kicks
Pixelated Plumber Game Kicks
Converse One Star Super Mario Bros OX Stylizes Vintage Nintendo
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Geeky 8-Bit Mancessories
Geeky 8-Bit Mancessories
Rock the Arcade Gentleman Look with the Space Invaders Silk Tie
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Vintage Arcade Notepads
Vintage Arcade Notepads
Moleskine Pac-Man Looks Back to Retro Games for the New Line
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Simplified Sci-Fi Heroes
Simplified Sci-Fi Heroes
Ryan Andrews Depicts Star Wars Characters Using a Handful of Pixels
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Social Network Mug Mats
Social Network Mug Mats
Keep Tables Ring-Free with the Retro Pixel Social Media Icon Coasters
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Pixelated Plaid Captures
Pixelated Plaid Captures
These CG Stills by Zeitguised are Visually Intriguing
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Pixelated Card Decks
Pixelated Card Decks
Play Poker Vintage Arcade Style with Space Invaders Playing Cards
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8-Bit Drinking Tables
8-Bit Drinking Tables
The Legend of Zelda Beer Pong Table is Perfect for Retro Frat Boys
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Retro Game System Art
Retro Game System Art
These 8-Bit Console Posters Take Current Consoles Back in Time
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Pixelated Pop Culture Pics
Pixelated Pop Culture Pics
Matt Marblo Renders TV Characters Using Rectangles and Squares
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Modern Game Retrofications
Modern Game Retrofications
This '8-bit Assassin's Creed' Video Reimagines the 3-D Game in 2-D
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Dramatic Mario Remakes
Dramatic Mario Remakes
'Bit and Run: Mario's Ladder' by Cory Godbey Reimagines the Classic Game
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8-Bit Bible Stories
8-Bit Bible Stories
'Supernatural Creator 2' is a Retro Gamer Way to Tell the Creation Story
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67
Pixel Art iPhone Apps
Pixel Art iPhone Apps
eBoy and Delicious Toys Make Your Phone More Fun With FixPix
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Retro Avian Art
Retro Avian Art
Pixel Angry Birds Takes the Popular Mobile Game Back in Time
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8-Bit String Instruments
8-Bit String Instruments
Ranjit Bhatnagar Creates a Playable Pixelated Violin
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64
Chiptune Christmas Songs
Chiptune Christmas Songs
‘8 Bit Jesus' is Nerdtastic
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63
Gamer Transit Hubs
Gamer Transit Hubs
The Stockholm 8-Bit Metro Station Embraces Pop Culture
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Lo-Fi Pixelated Locks
Lo-Fi Pixelated Locks
Steinlo Illustrates Lovely Ladies With Patches of 8-Bit Hair
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Automagically Changing Cupboard
Automagically Changing Cupboard
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60
Subway Ticket Art
Subway Ticket Art
138,000 Tickets Converted Into Astro Boy Pixel Art
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Retro Computer Music
Retro Computer Music
Astralwerks Launches 8 bit Compilation CD
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Pixelated Alien Mancessories
Pixelated Alien Mancessories
Space Invader Cufflinks Dresses the Gentleman Retro Style
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Edible 8-Bit Buddies
Edible 8-Bit Buddies
Jude Buffum Shows How to Cook Your Favorite Video Game Icons
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Rad Retro Gaming Art
Rad Retro Gaming Art
'Title Scream' Features Graphics from Street Fighter and Super Mario
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Classic Pixelated Busts
Classic Pixelated Busts
The Banksy Cardinal Sin Sculpture Shows the True Meaning of Christianity
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54
RPG Mug Rugs
RPG Mug Rugs
Decoy's Dork Decor Sells Retro and Modern Gamer Drink Coasters
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53
Retro Gamer Christmas Trimmings
Retro Gamer Christmas Trimmings
The 8-Bit Holiday Wreath Pays Homage to Early Video Games
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Rubik's Cube Meets Pixel Art
Rubik's Cube Meets Pixel Art
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8-Bit Peep Toes
8-Bit Peep Toes
These Super Mario Heels Pay Tribute to the Classic Game
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50
Pixelated Plants
Pixelated Plants
Make Her Valentine's Day Special With the 8-Bit Flower Bouquet
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Realistic 8-Bit Gaming
Realistic 8-Bit Gaming
Jimiyo Draws Mario and Link Artfully But Constrained to Jagged Shapes
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Retro 80s Arcade Counters
Retro 80s Arcade Counters
Dine and Drink Vintage Style on the Pacman Ghost Coffee Table
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Festive Gaming Stop Motions
Festive Gaming Stop Motions
8-Bit Holiday Features Retro Characters Being Deviant on X-Mas
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8-Bit Multi-Tools
8-Bit Multi-Tools
The Space Intruders Multi-Tool is Perfect for Geeky Handymen
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8-Bit Artistry
8-Bit Artistry
Pixel Art Takes a New Shape with LEGO Printing
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Geeky Baked Goods
Geeky Baked Goods
The Space Invaders Cake Mold is Perfect for Hungry Gamers
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Precious Pixelated Subways
Precious Pixelated Subways
The Stockholm Metro Creates an 8-Bit Train Station
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Digitized Designer Drawings
Digitized Designer Drawings
8 Bit Fashionary Showcases Retro Graphics of Fashion Labels
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8-Bit Character Movies
8-Bit Character Movies
The Patrick Jean ‘Pixel' Short Film
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Pixelated Kaleidoscopic Portraits
Pixelated Kaleidoscopic Portraits
Chuck Close Creates Vibrantly Blotted and Breathtaking Paintings
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8-Bit Costumes
8-Bit Costumes
A Low Res ‘Gary' Made By Kiel Johnson and Klai Brown
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Gamer Wedlock Invites
Gamer Wedlock Invites
The Larry T Quach Super Mario Bros. Wedding Invitation is Adorable
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8-Bit Promise Rings
8-Bit Promise Rings
The Space Invaders Pixel Ring is Perfect for Geeky Couples
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Pixelated Pirate Fashion
Pixelated Pirate Fashion
The Augmented Reality T-Shirt is One Clever Design
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Tasteful 8-Bit Furniture
Tasteful 8-Bit Furniture
The Retro Invader Couch is Inspired by the Classic Video Game
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Stylish Subway Entrances
Stylish Subway Entrances
Toulouse, France Introduces Modern Art to Public Transit
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Pixelated Wildlife Pictures (UPDATE)
Pixelated Wildlife Pictures (UPDATE)
The Laura Bifano Menagerie Series is Finally Complete
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Pixelated Gaming Icons
Pixelated Gaming Icons
Doe Eyed Design Releases 8-Bit Posters of Classic Gamer Heroes and Villains
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8-Bit Wall Art
8-Bit Wall Art
Susan Kare Offers Retro Macintosh Graphics as Prints
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8-Bit Wedding Invites
8-Bit Wedding Invites
Darina & Niko's Video Game Wedding Invitation is Geek Love at Its Finest
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8-Bit Pop Sensations
8-Bit Pop Sensations
Paul Robertson Gives the World Pixelated Katy Perry
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8-Bit Couch Cushions
8-Bit Couch Cushions
The Pixelated Mario Pillow is Available to Japanese Gamers Only
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8-Bit Comic Posters
8-Bit Comic Posters
Michael B Myers Creates Some Pixelated Comic Book Superheroes
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8-Bit Rugs
8-Bit Rugs
The 'Digit' Pixelated Carpet by Nanimarquina Designs is Interior Design Genius
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Social Media Icon Racks
Social Media Icon Racks
The Facebook 'Like' Hanger Gives a Thumbs-Up to Internet Home Decor
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Pixelated Lumber Loungers
Pixelated Lumber Loungers
Tobias Labarque Lounge Chair Has a Geeky 8-Bit Effect
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8-Bit Brain Teasers
8-Bit Brain Teasers
The Puxxle is Assembled Pixel by Pixel to Create Eye-Catching Wall Decals
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Pixelated Landscape Carpets
Pixelated Landscape Carpets
The Alfombras Veo Veo Japan Collection is Creatively Cultural
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8-Bit Hobby Kits
8-Bit Hobby Kits
The Mario Model Kit Illustration Will Delight Nintendo Fans and DIYers
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8-Bit Wood Art
8-Bit Wood Art
Jeff Swenty Recreates Iconic Video Game Characters and Scenes
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8-Bit Face Generators
8-Bit Face Generators
The 'Turn Your Name Into a Face' Puts an Image to the Name
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Crazy 8-Bit Cartoons
Crazy 8-Bit Cartoons
Ty Lettau Morphs TV's Most Popular Characters into Super Mario Clones
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8-Bit Character Photography
8-Bit Character Photography
Aled Lewis Incorporates Pixelated Figures into Real Settings
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Low-Res Recreation Campaigns
Low-Res Recreation Campaigns
These Pixelated Atari Ads Remind Gamers of the Company's Roots
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8-Bit Album Makeovers
8-Bit Album Makeovers
Sound of Design Creates Digital Versions of Classic Album Covers
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Pixelated Gamer Illustrations
Pixelated Gamer Illustrations
Christina Connelly Creates 8-Bit ‘Sprites of Life'
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Toonified 8-Bit Retrospectives (UPDATE)
Toonified 8-Bit Retrospectives (UPDATE)
Campbell Whyte Finishes Archiving NES Games From '88
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8-Bit Alien Couches
8-Bit Alien Couches
The Space Invader Couch is Perfect for LAN Parties
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Pixelated Pop Culture Posters
Pixelated Pop Culture Posters
Michael Myers Illustrates Iconic Comic-Con Characters
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Provocative Pixelated Paintings
Provocative Pixelated Paintings
Kelly McKernan Renders Ravishing Women Amid 8-Bit Effect
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8-Bit Celebrity Caricatures
8-Bit Celebrity Caricatures
Very Important Pixels Morphs Pop Culture Icons into Game-Like Avatars
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Pixelated Sci-Fi Characters
Pixelated Sci-Fi Characters
Pixgraff Makes Star Wars Characters Out of Perler Beads
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Geektastic Quilts
Geektastic Quilts
Super Mario-Inspired Video Game Blankets
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6
3D Pixel Art
3D Pixel Art
The New York City Pop-Up Book Features Scenic Iconography
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8-Bit Movie Cast Caricatures
8-Bit Movie Cast Caricatures
Ty Lettau Renders Star Wars Characters in Mega Man-Like Style
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4
Geeky Invitations
Geeky Invitations
8-Bit Wedding Invitation Compares a Wedding to 'Street Fighter'
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3
Geeky Gamer Cake Toppers
Geeky Gamer Cake Toppers
Studio Sweets Creates the Perfect Nerdy Cake
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2
8-Bit Superhero Caricatures
8-Bit Superhero Caricatures
Jesus Castaneda Pixelates Pop Culture Characters to Pint-Sized Toons
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Romantic Geeky Cards
Romantic Geeky Cards
The Valentines Pixelated Popup Card is a DIY Display of Love
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