The software technology known as 8 Bit was responsible for the rapid spread and unprecedented popularity of video games in the '70s and '80s. Primitive though they were, those games grabbed the imagination of an entire generation. And now that many of them have grown up to become motion designers, they are summoning up their childhood memories to incorporate aspects of them into their latest digital creations, be they music videos, smartphone games or short movies, thus giving a 30-year-old sub-culture a whole new lease of life.


Let the games begin — again

Every era produces its own particular youth culture. In the '60s, it was Space Age design, "swinging" London, hippies, Woodstock, Twiggy, Andy Warhol, the Beach Boys and the Beatles. The late-'70s-'80s gave us New Wave, synth-pop, break-dancing, Michael Jackson … and video games! If you are a 20-30-something, you probably grew up with Atari and NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Who among us has not had the experience of escaping from the Fire Flower and being attacked by little mushrooms or turtles?

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit


Specifications:

108 min
Dolby Digital
All Region DVD
8 page Frenchfold insert


Featuring:

- 8-Bit luv by Álvaro Ramis
- 8-Bit Holiday by Andrew Jive
- Block Alley by Andrew Sanderson
- Toot Toot MV for The Electric by Benjamin Domrich and Loris Lamuniere
- Double Dragon by Chris Tew
- Bicycle Film Festival 8-Bit Intro! by Drew Wise
- No Brain MV for ‪Etienne de Crécy by Fleur & Manu‬
- The Battle of Kruger 8-bit MV for Aardvark Robinson by Gary Duong
- Any Moment Now MV for Koufax by Hopr
- Ich Bin 8BIT by I am 8bit
- Painting with Pixels by I am 8bit
- SK8-bit by John Cloutte
- D-side Erol Alkan by John Filipe
- D-side Erol Alkan making of by John Filipe
- Happy Up Here MV for Röyskopp by Joyrider Films
- Game Over by Katrin Haerterich
- Supernatural Creator 2 by Mareike Ottrand
- We Come Together MV for Goldfish by Mike Scott
- We Come Together MV for Goldfish making of by Mike Scott
- Analogue Ski Resort by Mykola Dosenko
- We Throw Shapes MV for Superpowerless by Oliver Hindle
- Tron Legacy 8 Bit by Pierre Manry
- Ah by Studio Shetter (Lee SungHwan)
- 8-Bit Waterslide IN REAL LIFE! by tea&cheese
- Isaac and Quincy - The TV Show? by tea&cheese
- Protest Reality by tea&cheese
- PLAY by Veronica Solomon
- Ankle Injuries MV for Fujiya & Miyagi by Wade Shotter
- We Want More MV for FRUITPUNCH by Wong Ping
- Romantic Crap MV for Some Toir by Yegor Lymarev
- Smith & Nephew by Admediastudio
- Calmatel by Admediastudio
- Calmatel Widget by Admediastudio
- Diesel - Only the Brave Exhibition: Hellohikimori's performance by Hellohikimori
- Orange cinema series - Trueblood Season 3: Animated Landscape by Hellohikimori
- Orange cinema series - Glee: Singing Game by Hellohikimori
- You Were In My Dream by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine
- Window Painting by Dan Berglund
- Supreme Believers - In situ by Matt Pyke
+Free fonts by Rodrigo Fuenzalida

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

Tengis Type Studio – Nomadic Fashion Index – Mongolia, China

Tengis Type Studio – Nomadic Fashion Index – Mongolia, China

The irreplaceable value of ancient languages is from their uniqueness of designatum since they are pure and simple, unlike the modern languages which cover the concepts in an obscure way. In the view of this facts, Tengis Type Studio have designed some fonts based on traditional Mongolian handwriting to encourage this linguistic field and to maintain the value of world. Tengis Type Studio is an independent brand that combines Mongolian typeface with graphic symbols in aesthetic perspective.

Ideas on Design 2015 – agIdeas International Design Forum – Melbourne, Australia

Ideas on Design 2015 – agIdeas International Design Forum – Melbourne, Australia

Ideas on Design's featured event – agIdeas International Design Forum celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the new 1-day masters of design format, featuring a carefully curated line-up of international design masters, across multiple disciplines, recognised for their unique ideas and exemplary execution of their craft. Please visit Ideas on Design website for complete schedules of events and happenings!

Russia

Russia

Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Khabarovsk…

Senyor Estudi – Empordà, Spain

Senyor Estudi – Empordà, Spain

"I do not have a clear answer about what is good packaging. I think that the rules are the same as in any other design discipline. A balance between form, function and aesthetics."

Antía Carbajo "The Art Project" – Pontevedra, Spain

Antía Carbajo "The Art Project" – Pontevedra, Spain

Antía Carbajo is a multidisciplinary designer from Spain. Her work is focused on a combination of design, art direction and photography for developing creative compositions, products & graphics. She recently art directed "The Art Project", a 2015 school project event about art and artist that is celebrated in Porto's city. The concept of the event is the 3D because it isn't just an exhibition space, but a space where people can interactuate with the pictures.

Jonathon Lau – Sydney, Australia

Jonathon Lau – Sydney, Australia

Award winning motion designer Jonathon Lau recently re-branded Foxtel’s bio channel, coming up with a complete change of DNA and programme offerings. The brand revolves around the concept of the “lens”, a graphical circle that is used to focus in on what’s important, and represents the station’s commitment to curate quality content.

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN is the name of an ISTphoto project which is a growing collection of pictures from Istanbul started since 2013. The pictures are shown in different exhibition traveling trough Germany and Turkey. ISTphoto is Valeska (Istanbul/ Leipzig) and Miriam (Budapest/ Istanbul), both freelance designer and photographer.

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

“We believe that if there is a good concept behind the pack, we don’t need anything else. The communication has to be clear, simple and honest to the consumer.”

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

"Good design is one that benefits all mankind, whether its influence is large or small. Those who have exiled themselves to big foreign cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo, and have won lots of awards, will never be an example for me, because I think there is still a lot for me to do here and a long way to go."

Shannnam – Hong Kong

Shannnam – Hong Kong

The collection is described as "a glimmer, a touch, a place, a continuity, a dream, captured within suspended streams of consciousness".