i am 8-bit: Art Inspired by Classic Video Games of the '80's.
iam8bit: 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 style in 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jon M. Gibson is an writer and director whose work often focuses on pop culture. He is the founder and a partner in iam8bit, a production company, marketing boutique and artist collective, along with Amanda White, Taylor Harrington and Nick Ahrens. He lives in Los Angeles, 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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