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

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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/imagedetails/illustraties/pixels/inside-dig-dug/ R Grillotti - http://anything.org/2006/pixelModelsGalleryImages/ Jamon - http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/20226.htm Paul Robertson - http://probertson.livejournal.com/ Music by: Sycamore Drive - http://sycamoredrive.bandcamp.com/ Netlabelism - http://soundcloud.com/netlabelism Eric Skiff - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Eric_Skiff/ 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/354965/lunchbox-tha-narcoleptic Follow Off Book: Twitter: @pbsoffbook Tumblr: http://pbsarts.tumblr.com/ Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com