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I Am 8-Bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80sby Jon M. Gibson
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
This colorful volume showcases the work of 70 artists--including animators, painters, cartoonists, designers, sculptors, and illustrators--all paying tribute to their favorite videogames of the 1980s. A sampling of the visual delights: an oil painting of Donkey Kong characters sharing a beer; a sculpture that is part grenade and part Pac Man; and plush toys in the shape of mushrooms from Super Mario Bros. Oversize: 9x9". Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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