We are used to seeing our favorite video game characters as blips, pixels, polygons, hand-drawings, and examples of the “uncanny valley,” but British graphic artist extraordinaire Olly Moss has put together two more example of how we can see our pixellated idols: silhouettes and 3D-paper dolls. Moss — an avid gamer — took some of the most iconic gaming heroes and did two things with them:
1) Created some “high-class”, old money-looking classically styled silhouettes
2) Put together some precious and adorable paper doll-like drawings
For more Olly Moss, check out is hardcover book, Silhouettes from Popular Culture, but if you want a little preview of both art styles mentioned in this story, check out some samples after the break! Continue reading Do You Like Your Favorite Video Game Characters Refined or Cutesy?
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This week on WIRed, a new community arena for the Golden State Warriors and San Fran, build you own speakers, the end and final issue of Nintendo Power, and celebrating the WWE’s most awkward lowlights. Continue reading San Fran Arena with DIY Speakers Ends the Power, SERIOUSLY! – WIRed #24
Do you want some decent-sounding basic speakers on the cheap? Well, if you have happen to have a soldering iron, coated copper magnet wire, spare wires, a paper cup, a standard 3.5mm headphone plug, and assorted paper and cardboard scraps, you can build that basic set of speaker yourself. From scratch. FOR FREE (should you have those aforementioned items just lying around; like I would – I like tinkering with things)!
Continue reading Got Cardboard, Wires & a Cup? Make Your Own Speakers!