Pixels and Polaroids
Created by Jherin Miller
Note from Artist: Pixels and Polaroids is a series of images I’ve created combining pseudo-Polaroid photography and retro 80s era video game graphics. The concept behind Pixels and Polaroids was to blend these two elements into one world where pixelated characters live through the eye of a Polaroid camera. My goal was to combine retro film photography and retro digital graphics into one interesting world, and you get to view this world and it’s inhabitants through these “photographs”. The experiment was the result of working on my video project: Where the Sun Sleeps. During the making of the video, I thought: “What if instead of basing the characters in this pixelated world I used real world footage as the setting and had the pixelated characters interact with things in the real world”? Already committed to my original project I thought about other ways I could express this concept. That’s when I had the Idea of mix- ing the 2 retro elements of Polaroids and pixel art, and this is the result of that idea.
“Hietsuki Bushi” by Omodaka, featuring vocals by enka singer Akiko Kanazawa, from the new album Sanosa. Eric linked me to this video this morning and I basically can’t believe how amazing this track is. Who knew traditional Japanese music and chip tracks could go so well together? Who knows how many times I’m going to listen to this today?
For your daily dose of WTF.
hey tumblr, whats your face when this?
“Party Hard” by PopSTAR. I really wanted to post this Andrew W.K. cover on Friday to get your weekend started right, but 8BC was down all weekend. So now I’m getting your work week started right.
Buy: Andrew W.K. music
See also: More chiptunes
Rockin’ out pretty hard to this one. Completely negates mondayness.