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What is Pixel Art

 

What is Pixel Art

 
From the video game Mario in the 80s

From the video game Mario in the 80s

What is Pixel Art? Is a form of digital art where images are edited at the pixel level. It has its origins in the first digital devices such as computers and calculators simply because the number of pixels on the screens used where that low that images needed to be edited at the pixel level; for example in logos and icons in the first computers.

Later it took off in the video games industry, again as the only option available due to technology and screens resolutions.

Some will argue that Pixel Art has it starts much before than that. Some forms of counted-thread embroidery use small colored units to "draw" art just as Pixel Art uses pixels.

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Since then,  screens resolution and technology in general has evolved greatly, letting Pixel Art in an uncomfortable position where only a few choose to still use it. 

In the last few years, in the space of the Independent (Indie) Video games some studios have chosen to recover Pixel Art in a modern way and proven that its austerity and simplicity can be beautiful too. And that can be used to convey meaningful experiences and emotions.

From the Indie Video game (2011) Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery

From the Indie Video game (2011) Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery

However, Pixel Art it's rarely seen out of the digital realm. Here, we propose to change this by giving the opportunity to Pixel Artists to bring their work into the real world so that we can all enjoy it, whether it's on living rooms or to decorate restaurants.