"Atari World" is an awesome art series that transplants the lovable pixels from the Atari 2600 into the real world. The series was created by Carlos Pérez, an artist from Sevilla, Spain. He has taken pixelated cowboys, fishermen and animals and placed them into the real world.
Many artists have created hyper-real art featuring video game characters, but not many have chosen to work with Atari-quality graphics. Atari World has a certain charm to it. It really is the little things that make these pieces awesome, such as the pixelated lasso in the prairie scene and the pixel fish in the fishing portraits. Here's hoping Pérez expands his Atari World series; it'd be awesome to see real-life humans paired with 8-bit characters from way back when.
'Atari World' Introduces 8-Bit Characters to Nature
1. 8-bit Art - The use of classic 8-bit graphics in modern art creates opportunities to tap into nostalgia and retro appeal.
2. Hyper-real Art - Artists can continue to explore and expand the trend of hyper-real art, using classic video game characters.
3. Interactive Art - Incorporating interactive elements into classic gaming graphics, such as augmented reality, creates opportunities for new and innovative art experiences.
1. Gaming - Incorporating classic 8-bit graphics in modern games could create an appeal to nostalgic gamers and broaden the market for retro-style games.
2. Art - This trend creates opportunities for artists to explore new mediums and techniques that merge classic graphics with modern art.
3. Advertising - Utilizing hyper-real art in advertising campaigns provides a unique, eye-catching way to promote products and services.