Don't get me wrong, I'm not one for ripping off someone else's great idea for personal gain. However, taking the essence of this typographically delightful tote and making a unique bag for your own green trips to the market might not ruffle the ethics committee. The Little Factory sells a limited selection of typographical paraphernalia for your writing, blogging, reading and digit doting friends.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting sixteen digitalized, geometricized, fabulously pixelated home decor and interior design creations.
- Pixelated Wooden Walls
- Pixelated Seats
- Pixelated Graffiti
- Scattered Accomodation
- Pixelated Armchairs
- Pixelated Pillows
Called the Frog Queen, this building, which is the headquarters of Prisma Engineering in Graz, Styria, Austria, looks like a pixelated cube. The pixels are a combination of windows and square panels.
Earlier this month, Apartment Therapy Chicago featured a home with a pixelated portrait of Lincoln, which the owners created "by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). [Then they] built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number."
Then, some clever AT reader took the approach, and recreated the aesthetic...
Artist Mike Edwards has brought paint-by-number to the 21st century, and it’s very cool! Basically, you upload a photo to Mike’s website diyart.com, which will be transformed into a numbered grid. You can print it off–for FREE–and start painting right away, or
Gustavo Garcia's concept will allow us to create custom artwork using our personal photographs. That sounds like what tons of other websites do, but it isn't. The artwork is based on the patterns identified in the photos for a kind of pixel/Mondrian hybrid of sorts.
I think more people would cross-stitch if it were called 'pixelated thread art', which, in 21st century parlance, is exactly what it is. A series of X's made over woven cloth to create pictures and words. Sound familiar? Three centuries or so ago, young woman did counted cross stitch as a means to become proficient with a needle and thread as much as to learn their alphabet and numbers. Nowadays, the act of cross-stitching has less-weighty...
Smashing Magazine has put together 50+ pixel art designs. They include illustrations, paintings, posters, a stained glass window and even a tattoo.