The Amazing 8-Bit Characters

I love how Belgian designer Kristof Saelen takes on a theme and then creates these mini-pixel characters to fit within it. So far, his pixel portraits include the Sopranos, Michael Jackson, Star Wars characters, and my personal favourite, a set of 80s TV heroes. Have a look at them and tell us who is your favourite.

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“As a product of the 80s, I feel nostalgic about a lot of stuff from that era. Including the old computer games like King’s Quest, Indiana Jones and Leisure Suit Larry. I’ve always been fascinated by the way real life elements can be represented in a very small miniature size. Back in 2003 or so, when the company I work for asked me to design their new business cards, I thought it would be fun to draw a pixel version of each employee. It was my first challenge to create tiny but recognizable faces. While new people came in over the years, I maintained to create a pixel version for all of them.” – said Kristof.

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