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OFF BOOK: Season Two.


OFF BOOK explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, OFF BOOK explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground artforms that are supported by online communities. The bi-weekly, web exclusive series includes episodes on typography, steampunk, internet culture, video game art and more.

 

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OFF BOOK: The Evolution of 8-bit Art

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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/netlabelismEric 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

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