So earlier today screwtape (thristian
) pasted the url to a cool little DSotM cover that had been pixelized. That album more or less wore out its welcome with me about five years ago,1
but damned if I didn't like that little icon. Seems the thing was cooked up by the dude who does Diesel Sweeties--you can find said dude's blog post about it here
Anyway, as usual, I immediately stole the idea for my own uses. I've been playing quite a bit of Animal Crossing: Wild World on the DS lately and the little designs you can make in-game to use as carpet or wallpaper or hats or whatever struck me as the perfect medium for this particular kind of artistic expression. Fast forward several hours and you have these:
Left to right those are my crudely-rendered versions of Moon Safari
, Dots and Loops
, Daydream Nation
, and Turn on the Bright Lights.
Being limited by the different in-game palettes, some concessions had to be made, but on the whole I think they turned out pretty cool.
I also translated the Rio one into straight-up png so I could paste it to the folks on irc, before deciding that it would be much easier to just take a picture of the stuff on my DS.2
I'm going to make more, but the stupid clothing store where you design them closes at 11, so it'll have to wait 'till tomorrow.
1: piper rules dark side drools
2: Which turned out to be horribly incorrect, as I had to try 3 different cameras--one borrowed--and untold lighting conditions and hand-stabilizers to get a decent shot, and then, to get the images off the CF card, I had to deal with installing scp on my zaurus (the only device I own which reads CF) even though it really should have been there already, which took a few tries due to linking errors.