We Are Thankful 8-Bit Character Art Does Not Show Details

People have had their fair share of gripe about the obvious lack of details in the good old 8-bit video games. Technology wasn’t mature enough for detailed appearances, and videogame artists and developers made best use of the palette available to them. With better technology, came around a different, more detailed look of the characters. But imagine if the original 8-bit art was just a boxy representation of what those characters actually looked like.

Papercraft Illustrations of Classic Nintendo Games

Canadian artist Steph Caskenette‘s papercraft renderings of scenes from classic Nintendo games are wonderful. The touch of paper makes these good old games and memories look exquisite with an added teaspoon of nostalgia. The images were not created by using actual paper, but the digital effect works just as good for the purpose. Prints available on RedBubble.

Vintage Style Blueprints For Famous Inventions

REVOLVING FIRE ARM – 1881

Artist collective Oliver Gal have gotten their hands on patent blueprints of famous inventions, and to general pleasure converted them into these very fine prints. The prints are fairly well executed towards the originals, and include life changing applications like the first Wright Brother’s flying machine, and well, arguably equally important though in a different category altogether, the beer bottle.