Abstract Pixel Art
Minimalist Pixel Art (occasionally generally “Abstract Pixel Art”) identifies a subgenre of Pixel Art described as geometric minimalism, sophisticated color systems and pop culture sources. Comparable to Minimal Movie Posters, the series is made of iconic characters or things from numerous video gaming, television shows and flicks that are simplified into elements of multi-colored pixel blocks.
The style originated because of the designers of InfiniteContinues, a videogame blog that specializes in video game relevant art. 1st number of the series called “Street Fighter – Abstract Edition” had been published onto InfiniteContinues’ web site and Flickr account on August 6th, 2010.
Now, the idea would be to go truly, really standard. At first, it thought like a Bauhaus/De Stijl inspired piece, but once it absolutely was completed, moreover it appeared to be the ancient photos from Atari 2600 or Intellivision systems.
Unlike what its name proposes, abstract pixel art attracts references to pop tradition icons and as a consequence it may possibly be considered a misnomer by technical concept of non-representational (abstract) art.
Precursor: 15 Pixels
The first understood iteration of minimal pixel art figures could be traced to a short-lived YouTube series called “15 Pixels” by GaemCityTV. The show contained four brief video clips depicting popular moments from arcade video games like Noby Noby Boy and Street Fighter in 5×3 pixel grid, but it only went for the month of October 2009.
Months later on, InfiniteContinues posted a follow-up set featuring extra characters from Street Fighter II Turbo Edition on October 11th. The picture was reposted to Something terrible community forums in which it snowballed into a Comedy Goldmine thread called “Abstract Pixel Art!” on October nineteenth. The thread went onto host over 35 units of pixel art characters added by other anything Awful people. Inside next years, the One thing Awful bond had been found by many net laughter sites including Urlesque, BoingBoing Submitterator and FunnyJunk, also private blogs run by graphic artists.
Recently in March 2012, German ad agency Jung Von Matt established an advertisement campaign for LEGO, which contains basic LEGO sculptures bearing similarity on minimalist pixel art. Days later on, visual designer Andy Watts published a blog post explaining its online history.