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Pixelated Box Installations

Crate by Conall McAteer is Inspired by the Retro Video Game Boxxel

— January 23, 2013 — Tech
Crate by Conall McAteer, an artist living and working in London, England, is a fun public art installation that took inspiration from Boxxle (also known as Soukoban), a popular Japanese 16-bit game created for the Nintendo Gameboy. The game is essentially made up of wooden crates that need to be strategically pushed around to allow the player to move up a level. This sculpture has brought one of those boxes to life.

Measuring 1.83 meters in height and weighing around 90 kilograms, Crate by Conall McAteer was painstakingly constructed out of 25,000 wood-veneer mini-panels to give it an authentic pixelated aesthetic. It to weeks to create and is currently on display at the Crossing in King’s Cross.
Trend Themes
1. Pixelated Installations - Opportunity for artists and designers to create visually striking installations inspired by retro video games.
2. Interactive Public Art - Chance to engage the public through interactive art installations that evoke a sense of nostalgia and playfulness.
3. Pixel Art Revival - Revival of pixel art in various forms, including sculptures, paintings, and digital art, as a way to incorporate nostalgia into contemporary art.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming - Integration of retro video game elements into modern gaming experiences, such as pixelated aesthetics and gameplay mechanics.
2. Art - Emergence of a new wave of artists creating pixel art-inspired works that blend traditional techniques with digital aesthetics.
3. Tourism and Hospitality - Opportunity for hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions to incorporate pixel art installations as a unique and Instagrammable experience for guests.
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