8-bitscapes - Personal Project

"These thought provoking images re-imagine well loved, iconic, and retro digital characters in real life scenarios. Framing them forever as they munch, invade, race, battle and bleep their way around planet EARTTTTTHHHHHH!!" If you'd like to find out more about the project then please head on over to the main website.. http://www.8-bitscapes.com.

8-bitscapes is a concept I conceived with the help of photographer, Kevin Rozario-Johnson. Kev shot the 'reality', and I 'released’ the characters into their new realistic environments..
Main website here <www.8-bitscapes.com
PRINT - Pacmanhattan: Speedy's Revenge
The concept was designed to inspire. To become a playground for us to express ourselves and hopefully open up new avenues of creativity..
PRINT - The Flyover Squad
PRINT - Kong
PRINT - Mario Karts: Banana Peel
PRINT - Mario Karts: Shellshock
PRINT - The Legend of Zelda: Stalfos 'nights
PRINT - Rib-bit
PRINT - Swarm [over Kho Pi Pi, Thailand]
PRINT - Sonic in Köln #1
PRINT - Sonic in Köln #2
PRINT - Sonic in Köln #3
Diabond aluminium prints available to buy..
So far we have produced a series of 11 limited edition prints, available to buy in 2 main formats. An affordable £50 window mounted photographic print, and the beautiful, hard edged perfectly flat and sharp, matt sealed aluminium diabond prints. The diabonds require no frame, and appear to float in front of the wall.
The rear of the diabonds, numbered and signed..
The hanging systems available for the diabonds..
The window mounted photographic prints..
A few months after launching the project at the London Design Festival in Sept 2010 we started to get some significant traffic through the website..
After exhibiting the '8-bits' at the Platine Festival in Cologne, Germany, we made the local papers..
Logo art..
Some signpost art as seen in 'Sonic in Köln #1'..
Some Sonic dev work..
Some favicon character devs..
A bit more dev on the favicon character, just for fun..
Web template..
Web banners..
I'm currently toying with some new images, and developing some related storyboards and ideas, with the desire to move this whole concept forward. Watch this space for developments. And thanks for your interest!

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