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 Twitter & Facebook.”
Kevin Rozario Johnson website
Jamie Sneddon website
View the gallery & purchase prints
Print specifications, price guide & contact details
Mario Kart- Shellshock
Mario Kart- Banana Peel
[Source: Geek-Art and 8-bitscapes]
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.
“A horse would be handy right now” – Link
We Need A Montage
Hyaku Retsu Harite (aka Hundred Hand Slap)
Off To Atlantis. BRB.
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! :)
Dammit. I gave him an umbrella when he was meant to be a blocker.
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 Analogs, which 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…”
This week PotW is a Pinup Princess Peach by Plunky Lump. I love her tramp stamp and how her face is 8-bit!
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***
“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) =
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
Here goes part deux of the Gamer Jewelry series. This is one of the many parts of a long series of Nerdy Jewelry I will be doing because I am a girl and I like jewelry and also happen to like nerdy things as well. So this is a way to combine the two… kind of like a blog version of an attack combo WATA!
You’ll see a lot of 8-bit jewelry… this is not only because I think it’s cool but also because of the overwhelming nostalgia I get from anything and everything 8-bit. You’ll also see a lot of Nintendo stuff, this is simply because I really like Nintendo. Lastly, please forgive me in advance for the cheesy lines you are about to read, I couldn’t help myself.
*Click on the image for the link*
I could write some super corny line that replaces one of the words in some famous Star Wars quote with “triforce” but I won’t…
No pot breaking and bush cutting necessary to get these rupees!
“It’s-a me Mario!”
“Sorry, Mario, but your princess is in another castle!”
Didn’t you just love the underwater music for Mario?!… la la la la… eek a Blooper!
I now pronounce you Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man
Wakka Wakka Wakk
Ms. Pac-Man & Ghost
Pry your calloused thumbs from your controllers gamer girls and peel your blood-shot eyes from the TV screen and feast your eyes on this awesome collection of gamer jewelry I’ve rounded up from the vast land called The Internets.
Don’t worry gamer boys I have found some gamer accessories for you that I will post soon, granted about 90% of them are cufflinks, but hey an E for Effort right?!
*Click on the image for link*
Xbox version here