The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

Following on from our story on Glitch Art, 8 bit art also has a good following. It doesn’t just end with graphics either, 8 bit music also popular and even has live gigs!

Could be a good opportunity for cross curricular work with art or music and ICT. There are even a couple of sites which allow you to 8-bit versions of youself:
www.8bityourself.com
eightbit.me

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.

Art by:

Jude Buffum
JamesBit
Snake
Pei-San Ng
Sevens Heaven
R Grillotti
Jamon
Paul Robertson
Thretris

Music by:

Sycamore Drive
Netlabelism
Eric Skiff
Minusbaby
Anamanaguchi
Kupa
Lunchbox tha Narcoleptic

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