i am 8-bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s

i am 8-bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s

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i am 8-bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s by Jon M. Gibson

Pac-Man. Frogger. Super Mario Bros. These classic videogames are burned into the collective consciousness of an entire generation, thanks to countless hours spent at pizza parlors and bowling alleys across the country. Now artists such as Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Ashley Wood put their memories to paper, canvas, and wood to create original works of art inspired by the art of the videogame. Chuck Klosterman shares his thoughtsin his distinctively insightful and entertaining stylein a foreword on how videogames created a new playground for artistic expression. With more than 100 thought-provoking, amusing, and simply fun pieces of original art, i am 8-bit is a pixilated stroll down memory lane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811853194
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jon M. Gibson is a script writer who has worked for the Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and PBS/Scholastic. He lives in Burbank, California.

Chuck Klosterman is a senior writer at Spin and a columnist for Esquire . The author of Killing Yourself to Live and other works, he lives in New York.

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