The Aesthetics and Culture of 8-Bit Art, Adorably Explained

By Michael Hession on at

Almost all members of Generation Y, aka the 'Millenials,' have some sort of relationship to, or remembrance of 8-bit. PBS delves into the distinct style in their latest Off Book video.

8-bit has permeated all artistic genres, from music to graffiti art. It has a counter-cultural ethos that has appealed to young creative-types everywhere, essentially subverting the notion of technological obsolescence. The Evolution of 8-Bit Art gives viewers a look into a variety of genres, with artists speaking about their motivation to work within the limitations of the medium.

If nothing else, it's a nice reminder of how much you miss the original Mario and Atari days. [Youtube / PBS via The Verge]