Dee & Ricky Stop Motion LEGO Video

Dee and Ricky the twin accessory designers known for their famous LEGO heart pins, bow ties, cigarette pins, and Pac Man and so much more LEGO wonders (I featured them on my Pixel Jewelry Post).

Below is their very cool and colorful stop motion teaser video for their upcoming show “The Dee & Ricky Super Happy Fun Time Show” which is in production and will be released in the coming months.  I’m not sure what the show will be about but it has anything to do with 8-bit/LEGO’s you know I’m all over it!  It should be a super happy fun time, or at least a nostalgic time which is just as good.

[Video is made by Kenzo and thanks Mickey Factz for telling me about the video!]

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)  =

Crayon Art

Christian Faur creates masterpieces with crayons, and not the way you may think.  Instead of using crayons as they were made to be used (you know, by coloring) he uses crayon tips to act as an individual pixel for his artwork.

By using a digital mapping technique he is able to deconstruct the imagery down to pixels.  From there he hand-casts crayons to the exact tones and colors needed for that piece.  Thousands of crayons later you get a unique mixture of both sculpture and photography.  From a distance the pieces appear to be pixellated images.  Up close the image disappears and all you see are rows upon rows of crayons.

Faur has his first solo exhibit in NYC at the Kim Foster Gallery which ends on Sunday, July 17th.  Check out his website for more images of his artwork (crayon and non-crayon) and where you can see him in a city near you.

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He’s also made some pretty cool art using shreds of paper:

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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