doctorow at March 1st, 2014 16:01 — #1
mtdna at March 1st, 2014 16:53 — #2
subtile at March 1st, 2014 17:05 — #3
Okay for "pixellated fine art", not necessarily "pixel art".
othermichael at March 1st, 2014 17:21 — #4
Is not the first a subset of the second?
If not, please explain.
thaumatechnicia at March 1st, 2014 19:44 — #5
I have a sneaking suspicion that in ten years, the people who buy these will be very embarrassed about them.
phasmafelis at March 1st, 2014 20:26 — #6
"Pixel art" generally means art that was created in a bitmap editor and displays the associated characteristics (crisp edges, high contrast, limited palette, etc.) If turning an image into a bitmap makes it pixel art, then every GIF and JPG ever made qualifies.
Though I suppose it's a tricky distinction; this may not be pixel art, but it is art with visible pixels.
In any case, man, that does not look good. It's some nicely-made furniture and I love the pixel aesthetic, but they go together like pickles and ice cream.
acerplatanoides at March 1st, 2014 21:16 — #8
emic at March 2nd, 2014 02:46 — #9
Most fashionable things go through a period of rejection. Maybe it's flash in the pan, maybe it will prove to be an interesting example of this era...
acerplatanoides at March 2nd, 2014 22:06 — #10
It's certainly drawn the ire of the curmudgeon contingent. That too is no indicator of quality.
prestonsturges at March 2nd, 2014 23:24 — #11
There's no excuse for spoiling good original veneer. Please tell me this is only done with damaged furniture.
othermichael at March 4th, 2014 15:52 — #12
I like these furnitures better than mirror-finished furniture. Ugh. That stuff is horrible.
Which assessment my wife disagrees with as much as the pickles-and-ice-cream-don't-mix claim.
But this stuff may be just as horrible in 25 years (or less). Posted to "Vintage Interior Disasters" on Pinterest or something.
One some level yes -- they're art, and they're pixel art, because they are neither earthworks nor (in most cases) performance art ["The blood flowing through your vena cava while you read this gif is my art"]. As toddler-drawings are art, as well, just not exemplar examples. However, some GIFs and JPGs with visible pixels etc. not hand-crafted but designed per somebody's aesthetic is pixel art.
For my part, I like visible pixels, but I dislike hand-crafted images made in a bitmap editor, unless it was hand-crafted in a bitmap editor 25 years ago.
Different resolutions and contrasts for different folks.
doctorow at March 6th, 2014 16:01 — #13
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