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The Evolution of 8-Bit Art | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Jun 13, 2012

Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. As it moved through the generations, 8-bit earned its independence from its video game roots. The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection.

Featuring:

Jesper Juul
Dr. Octoroc
Minusbaby
Anamanaguchi
Anthony Sneed

Additional Art by:

Jude Buffum - http://www.judebuffum.com/
JamesBit - http://www.etsy.com/shop/JamesBit
Snake - http://www.pixeljoint.com/p/7755.htm
Pei-San Ng - http://peisanng.com/
Sevens Heaven - http://www.sevensheaven.nl/imagedetai...
R Grillotti - http://anything.org/2006/pixelModelsG...
Jamon - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/20...
Paul Robertson - http://probertson.livejournal.com/
Thretris: www.youtube.com/user/Thretris

Music by:

Sycamore Drive - http://sycamoredrive.bandcamp.com/
Netlabelism - http://soundcloud.com/netlabelism
Eric Skiff - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Eri...
Minusbaby - http://soundcloud.com/minusbaby
Anamanaguchi - http://soundcloud.com/anamanaguchi
Kupa - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kupa/
Lunchbox tha Narcoleptic - http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/3549...

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Twitter: @pbsoffbook
Tumblr: http://pbsarts.tumblr.com/

Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com

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