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

 - Jan 23, 2013
References: conallmcateer & psfk
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.