8-bit Love

2013-10-18 22:26 | Comments: 0

We Love 8-bit exhibition @ Burn Labs Vienna. More than 40 artists celebrating their game-childhood of the 80s and 90s.

Photo credit: Viki Secrets

"Summer Games" by Veri Hanak Hammerl @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Summer Games" by Veri Hanak Hammerl. Created pixel by pixel ;)

Hi, the "We Love 8Bit" exhibition is dedicated to the computer games of the 1980s and 1990s, the beginning of the modern video game era. Who does not remember the pixelated graphics of that time, which forced our imagination and fantasies?

My first console was the Philips Videopac G7000 (Odyssey2), my first personal computer the Commodore 64 (C64) and I also grew up playing arcade games, where you had to insert a coin to play a game. High-res graphics is not everything. What has been enjoyable and addictive then, is enjoyable and addictive now. It is the gameplay that matters.

The "We Love 8Bit" exhibition, which has made stops in Hamburg, Vienna and Berlin this year, brought together more than 40 German, Austrian, and international artists from different backgrounds, joined by their 8-bit love.

"Summer Games" by Veri Hanak Hammerl @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"8BIT" by DAIM. 256 different colors on 256 wooden cubes.

"8BIT" by DAIM. 256 different colors on 256 wooden cubes @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Summer Games" by Veri Hanak Hammerl

"The NES Effect" by Antoni Tudisco @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"The NES Effect" by Antoni Tudisco

"The Console" (Game Boy) by Joseph Rudolf @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"The Console" by Joseph Rudolf

Nintendo Game Boy cartridge "Upskirt Boyz 2" by Freshmax @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

Nintendo Game Boy cartridge "Upskirt Boyz 2" by Freshmax

"Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja" by Victor Somoza Benitez @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja" by Victor Somoza Benitez

"Super Mario World" by Victor Somoza Benitez @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Super Mario World" by Victor Somoza Benitez

"Korobeiniki" (Russian folk song) by AMIT 2.0 @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Korobeiniki" (Russian folk song) by AMIT 2.0

"LOL#Duckface" by Janice Vogt @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"LOL#Duckface" by Janice Vogt

"1UP" by Frau Isa @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"1UP" by Frau Isa

"Insert Coin" by Robinizer @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Insert Coin" by Robinizer

Monkey Island: Luke behind you ... a three headed monkey! "Wie passend, du kämpfst wie eine Kuh." (Monkey Island sword fight insult "How appropriate. You fight like a cow.") by Liz Hanke @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

Luke behind you ... a three headed monkey ;P Picture title "Wie passend, du kämpfst wie eine Kuh." (Monkey Island sword fight insult "How appropriate. You fight like a cow.") by Liz Hanke

"Zack McKracken" by Desk7 @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Zack McKracken" by Desk7

"Play Zack McKracken with the incredible nose mustache glasses!" by Desk7 @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Play Zack McKracken with the incredible nose mustache glasses!" by Desk7

"Ghost 1 & 2" by Rocket & Wink @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Ghost 1 & 2" by Rocket & Wink

"Neue Schule vs. Retro" (New School vs Retro) by Antoni Tudisco @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Neue Schule vs. Retro" (New School vs Retro) by Antoni Tudisco

"Eat Me Alive" nude drawing by Frank Hoppmann @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Eat Me Alive" by Frank Hoppmann

"PS1" (PlayStation 1) by Georg Bodenstein @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"PS1" by Georg Bodenstein

"SpieleEcke" (Game Corner, Arcade Station) by Abraham Ananda @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"SpieleEcke" (Game Corner) by Abraham Ananda

"Tubehoodies" (console cover art) by ziira.at @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Tubehoodies" (console cover art) by ziira.at

The original Xbox controller @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

The original Xbox controller, which was a bit bigger than its revised version.

"The Plumber" (Super Mario Yoshi) by Vidam @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"The Plumber" by Vidam

1 UP @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

1-UP

"The Fun Goes On Forever" artwork by Thomas Schostok. Click to continue ;) @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"The Fun Goes On Forever" by Thomas Schostok. Click to continue ;)

"Game Over" artwork by Thomas Schostok. Joystick required ;P @ We Love 8-Bit exhibition Vienna

"Game Over" by Thomas Schostok. Joystick required ;P

What is your favorite 8-bit artwork? Have you also grown up with 8-bit video or arcade games? What was your first console or personal computer?

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