Deviant Artist, Justin Buonvino, shows of his creativity and skills with his rendition of a 3D, 8-Bit NES world. Below you will see art works from games like Super Mario Bros., Excitebike, Ice Hockey, Ms. Pacman, and more. Go past the break to view the art work.
According to somesources Gap has recently changed its logo back to the iconic big blue square. This is after the whole internet became vocal about the change in the company’s icon. We all know the power of the internet is mighty and can do a great number of things, in this case reclaim brand recognition. Gap has lent understanding ears to the cries of the many and decided that if it was ever to sell anything again, then the company needed the support back from the populous.
I know we made fun of the Gap and I guess this guy has little going for him now that the joke is over. I guess the real question is how terrible of a concept must something be to warrant Gap buyers to cry out in hysterics? And by “Gap buyers,” I mean soccer moms (who can get angry) and children, as they are the only demographics I have ever seen in the store. Sorry, Gap. You used to have people that constantly need more pleated pants. However, people with pleated pants have obviously given up! You pissed them off.
But, now the day is saved once again thanks to the internet!
P.S.- Burn your pleated pants; flat front pants are the way to go every time.
It’s kind of sad when a newly created logo for a very recognized brand becomes the butt of a joke. Last week, Gap unveiled their new logo for their brand. With a company that big, usually a new logo is seen and given a huge round of applause. But, instead, Gap received many boos and hisses from the art community.
To re-brand a brand, usually logos go through extensive research, concepts and versions that are done by a team of creative personnel. What Gap did seems to be the work of one marketing guy who just learned that Helvetica is an awesome font. But, then again, I’ve never rebranded a logo for that big of a company. So, what do I know.
In the latest podcast, I made it clear I was excited about Star Wars in 3D, and I am part of a minority. No matter your views on the re-re-releases of the classic space opera, I guarantee you will love the 2-D version:
Animated and directed by Eric Power, to the song ‘Tatooine’ by Jeremy Messersmith.
LEGO artists continue to amaze me. It takes a special type of creative talent to create LEGO models without the help of a step-by-step booklet. I know that when I play with LEGO bricks, I usually just follow the instructions and build the model as shown on the front of the box. (Yea, I know. I’m a “square” and just do what I’m told.) When completed, I fly my 8-bit helicopter around while making sound effects with my mouth. (Admit it. You still do that too.)
But, for Flickr member Filip, he is no square. He doesn’t need some book to tell him what to make. All he needs are LEGO bricks and his vast amounts of creative juices. Check out some of Filip’s pokemans after the break.
Cosplay is an art form that takes a lot of time, dedication, and money. At almost every event that the Pixelated Geek staff covers, we are impressed with what dedicated fans do to represent their favorite franchise and/or character. However, it is not often that we are blown away by such fantastically detailed costumes.
Recently, we were tipped off about a group of very dedicated cosplayers that are recreating the Zelda universe in real life. The Zelda Project (TZP) is a grassroots cosplay project originally thought out by costume designer, Sarah Quillian. The TZP team’s goal is to create a very detailed and unique film trailer by December 2011. The first part of their project, which is currently underway, consists of creating the costumes, hiring the right looking actors that look similar to the characters, finding the right locations that could represent Hyrule, then creating beautiful photosets like the one seen past the break.
We’ve seen what happens when Star Wars meets LEGO. But what would happen if Star Wars met Winnie the Pooh? It sounds odd, but artist James Hance has made some really adorable artwork of Han and Chewie as Christopher Robin and Pooh respectively.
You can thank Dark Stars Photography for this shot and a whole gallery of others. I’m personally really impressed by the shot, the Omni-Tool looks great. The girl looks nice too.
A few other shots are posted after the break. Read On
We all know Mondays are a drag. You haul your ass into work, even if that’s only across the living room into your home-office, fire up your email client and get hit with a deluge of crap – most of it demanding to have something done immediately, or you’re fired. You’re knackered from a weekend of ‘relaxation,’ which in laymen’s terms means busting your gut trying to fix something for someone in your family because, let’s be honest, if you’re reading this you’re more than likely ‘the computer guy’. Sound familiar?
Well fear not dear readers, I’ve got something that’ll bring a little bit of levity to your day, in that dark, irritable humour that fits perfectly with the worst day of the week, and it’s simply called The Oatmeal. It’s a site that most geeks will associate with and displays comics, quizzes and general random funnies from the eccentric mind of Matthew Inman. My personal favourite is the very telling story of the humble, or horrible depending on how you looks at them, printer. Here’s a small snippet: