Wednesday, April 25, 2007

i am 8-bit?

What happens when you pair modern day artistes with oldie but goldie games such as Pacman, Mario, Metroid, Centipede and etc? You get the i am 8-bit art exhibition currently being held at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in California.

Featuring over 200 works of art by over a hundred artistes, this is a showcase of their take on gaming icons and themes. I wouldn't say that the games are retro, as some of them (such as Earthworm Jim) don't qualify in my book. One thing is for sure, I wish I'm there now to attend this exhibition (it's FOC by the way). Here are some of the works on exhibit, taken from the gallery's website.

What's the next best thing for those of us who can't make it to California? Well, get the book, but the only problem is that it is a little bit expensive at USD 40 + inclusive of shipping for international customers but what you are getting for that kind of money is a signed book! In any case, Amazon has the book (unsigned) as well, and it's going for around USD 15, shipping not included...yet.