Pixel-art on classic furniture


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#2

LOL - we should probably cross-post it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/bad-photoshop


#3

Okay for "pixellated fine art", not necessarily "pixel art".


#4

Is not the first a subset of the second?

If not, please explain.


#5

I have a sneaking suspicion that in ten years, the people who buy these will be very embarrassed about them.


#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.


#8

or one.


#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...


#10

It's certainly drawn the ire of the curmudgeon contingent. That too is no indicator of quality.


#11

There's no excuse for spoiling good original veneer. Please tell me this is only done with damaged furniture.


#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.


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