April 21, 2005

Somebody Set Us Up the Art

by Nick Montfort · , 6:39 pm
Pac-Man by Peter Gronquist

A show of original, non-digital art based on 8-bit video games has just opened at Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight in Los Angeles. The main site requires Flash; the gallery, with 17 images of art from the show, doesn’t. (Via Dennis; The sculpture Pac-Man, pictured, is by Peter Gronquist.)

We must admit that Adam Cadre was there first, with a painting based on Joust. Although we must also admit (as Adam does) that he ripped the idea off from Matthew Bowman.

5 Responses to “Somebody Set Us Up the Art”

  1. josh g. Says:

    Adam’s site doesn’t seem appreciative of the direct link to an image.

  2. nick Says:


  3. mark Says:

    As a nitpick, the Zero Wing phrase is “Somebody set up us the…” (“up” and “us” reversed from the normal order).

  4. nick Says:

    Man. As penance, I’ve taken off every zig.

  5. Adam Cadre Says:

    The Joust picture is available at the bottom of this page.

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