doctorow — 2014-03-01T16:01:23-05:00 — #1
mtdna — 2014-03-01T16:53:03-05:00 — #2
subtile — 2014-03-01T17:05:06-05:00 — #3
Okay for "pixellated fine art", not necessarily "pixel art".
othermichael — 2014-03-01T17:21:48-05:00 — #4
Is not the first a subset of the second?
If not, please explain.
thaumatechnicia — 2014-03-01T19:44:13-05:00 — #5
I have a sneaking suspicion that in ten years, the people who buy these will be very embarrassed about them.
phasmafelis — 2014-03-01T20:26:35-05:00 — #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 — 2014-03-01T21:16:11-05:00 — #8
emic — 2014-03-02T02:46:50-05:00 — #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 — 2014-03-02T22:06:47-05:00 — #10
It's certainly drawn the ire of the curmudgeon contingent. That too is no indicator of quality.
prestonsturges — 2014-03-02T23:24:57-05:00 — #11
There's no excuse for spoiling good original veneer. Please tell me this is only done with damaged furniture.
othermichael — 2014-03-04T15:52:44-05:00 — #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 — 2014-03-06T16:01:27-05:00 — #13
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