Picture of the Week- 8-Bitscapes

Flyover Squad

Geek-Art, my go-to for all things amazing, featured work from photographer Kevin Rozario Johnson and illustrator Jamie Sneddon. Johnson and Sneddon combined their forces and produced these truly spectacular series of 8-bitscapes.

More about 8-bitscapes from the artists:

“8-bitscapes is a concept created by artist & illustratorJamie Sneddon & photographer Kevin Rozario-Johnson.

For their first 8-bitscapes exhibition, they have brought together their two disciplines to create this stunning series of works.

With a ‘giant nod’ towards the world of 8-bit gaming, the artists have produced a series of 8, strictly limited edition prints. These thought provoking images re-imagine well loved, iconic retro digital characters in real life scenarios. Framing them forever as they munch, invade, race, battle and bleep their way around planet EARTTTTTHHHHHH!!

If you’d like to keep up to date with new 8-bitscapes pieces, exhibitions and general 8-bit geekery, then please click the links and follow us on TwitterFacebook.”

Related Links:

8-bitscapes.com

Kevin Rozario Johnson website

Jamie Sneddon website

View the gallery & purchase prints

Print specifications, price guide & contact details

Exhibition dates

Pac Manhattan

Mario Kart- Shellshock

Swarm

Stalfos 'nights

Rib-bit

Mario Kart- Banana Peel

Kong

[Source: Geek-Art and 8-bitscapes]

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Video Games vs. Real Life

Aled Lewis (Fatheed on Flickr) transported your favorite old school video game characters into the real world in some impressive photo manipulations. I get a special kind of nostalgia whenever I see old school video game characters. Chris Hardwick wore his Doctor Who/Back to the Future shirt on The Late Late Show! Check our his Flickr and website AledLews.com he also has a bunch of other great geek related art.


(All titles and text below are from Aled’s Flickr)

Gorilla In The Mist

aka: Kong of the Jungle. The reason he was so mixed up was because he was missing home. A construction site is no place for a 500lb ape. Look at how happy he is now.

Hyrule Field

“A horse would be handy right now” – Link

We Need A Montage

Hyaku Retsu Harite (aka Hundred Hand Slap)

Off To Atlantis. BRB.

Koopa Beach

Schadenfreude Dog

When You See It (snow)

Keeping The Mean Streets Clean

Off The Dirt Track

This is Tower Bridge, not London Bridge – but you knew that. :)

Land Speed Record Attempt

I may revisit this series later in the year, but for the time being this is the 12th and last in my collection ofVideo Games vs. Real Life images. I have a bunch more ideas, but I need to change it up a bit now. Thanks for the support! :)

Base Jumper

Dammit. I gave him an umbrella when he was meant to be a blocker.

Sunday Funnies (10/10)

This weekend was New York Comic Con and Anime Fest (which I attended all weekend and was absolutely amazing), which is why this Sunday Funny is being posted Sunday evening and not Sunday morning.

This comic comes from Dueling Analogswhich I’ve used before, and I literally laughed out loud and I hope you do too!  I can hear it now, “Back in my days…”

Picture of the Week- Pinup Princess Peach (9/6)

This week PotW is a Pinup Princess Peach by Plunky Lump. I love her tramp stamp and how her face is 8-bit!

Garters for Geeks

Kizette makes these Garters for Geeks!  Check out her Etsy page and get one for yourself or as a gift for a fellow geek!  They cost $22.50 and are all made-to-order so you can be sure they will fit you just right!

“Finally, a garter for the girl whose guy is just a little bit…different. If your beloved has somewhat more geeky interests, he’ll appreciate this under your wedding (or prom!) dress. (ViaKizette)

***click on images for links***

Gnarcade Video

From G4:

Knife Show’s snowboarding videos have always been amazing, but the vid posted last night surpasses all their past efforts. Directed by X-Play‘s own Mike Benson, “Gnarcade” mashes video game memes with snowboarding and skateboarding to create something guaranteed to drop your jaw.

Scott Stevens, Micah Hollinger, Chris Beresford, Tim Eddy, Ben Bogart and Casey Wrightsman provide the action and Ground Up provides the game-inspired soundtrack.”

rap (video games + 8bit) + (snowboarding + skateboarding)  =

8-Bit and Bricks

So by now you know I love 8-bit things, so this post should be no surprise.

New York invaded by 8-bit creatures! PIXELS is Patrick Jean’s latest short film, shot on location in New York.  I also heard that Adam Sandler bought the rights to make PIXELS into a movie, in 3D of course because that seems to be the thing to do.

Written, directed by: Patrick Jean
Director of Photography: Matias Boucard