Pac-Man, Mario Bros, Zelda, Mega Man – the early icons of the video game universe have burned their way into our collective memory and deservedly earned a prominent place in popular culture. Today, creative minds can run wild in abstract pixel worlds which present them with a new playground for their artistry.
This art book pays homage to the visual quality of digital artworks in a large scale gallery of brilliant colour, featuring a rich variety of sprites, screenshots and much, much more from a host of classic games. Complemented by fascinating anecdotes and background on aesthetics, technology and critical reception, the book celebrates the virtuosity of designers who have created such an outstanding legacy. Enjoy a compelling insight into how pixels learned to walk, run and jump.
Limited edition including sprite poster
”[T]his is a coffee table art book at heart […]. If you're a retro gaming fan who is in the market for a high quality coffee table art book, then you are in safe hands here. It would also make a lovely gift for a loved one.” Nintendo Life
"A muli-format gallery coffee book which at this point is a must own purchase." Retro Video Gamer
"8-Bit brilliantly pays homage to the visual quality of digital artworks. Take a journey into video game history! […] Sturdy hard-back design, 240 spectacular full spread colour pages, trivia & information about classic retro games, catalogue of artwork & sprite work in high quality lithography.” Blurppy
”Pixel Perfect. The 8-Bit Art Book is a fantastic collection of retro video game art from the 8-bit era that will please older gamers with nostalgia, while giving younger gamers a great history lesson in video game visuals.” Entertainment Buddha