20+ 8-Bit Inspirations – Web Design, Graphic Design, Gadgets and Items Inspired by Retro 8-Bit Graphics







Update 2012

If you love these so much that you want to learn to make your own, then check out these epic 8-bit pixel art tutorials that we put together, since you guys love 8-bit design just as much as we do!

Update 2011

Since this post was so popular, we made a new one with some new 8-bit design inspiration, so thought you might like that too :)

If you are like me, then you grew up in an era full of retro things like Blocky Cell Phones, Blocky Graphics, and Rubik’s Cube. The world was a very different place back then. But Even though we have smooth graphics and amazing resolution images these days, Its still nice to look back on the good old 80’s 8-bit graphics for inspiration.

So here is a collection of stuff that uses 8-bit for inspiration! Enjoy!

8-Bit Web Design

WireFrame Studio

 

8-Bit WordPress Theme!

 

The rest are after the jump :)

http://www.adventurekid.se/

 

http://www.ymck.net/

 

8 BIT – a documentary about art and video games

 

Code Monkeys

 

Boz Studios

8-Bit Merchandise

Geeky Headgear from New Era

 

Distinctive Icon Watch Offers Retro Style 8-Bit Time Telling

 

8BitBuddies Crew all 2gezza

 

8-Bit Coasters!

 

8-bit Tie!

 

Mario Brothers USB Mouse

 

8-Bit Events

i am 8-bit Opening Night Extravaganza

 

SXSWi 2007 – Production Companies 2.0: Taking Online Video to the Next Level

8-Bit Art

POST-IT ART PART 1

POST-IT ART PART 2

 

CD Art: Beck 8-Bit

 

8-Bit Pixel Street Art

 

8-Bit Walls

Nerdy 8-Bit Web Resources and Tools

8-bit Empire – Nice Nerdy Video Game and Retro 8-Bit Graphics Resources

 

8-bit Clip Art Collection!

 

And you thought That it was over. While I was researching for this post I found this site, with another UBER list of awesome 8-bit Inspired stuff! Check it out here.

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Andy Sowards

Andy Sowards

Im a professional Freelancer specializing in Web Developer, Design, Programming web applications. Im an Avid member of the Design/Development community and a Serial Blogger. follow me on Twitter @AndySowards



21 Responses to “20+ 8-Bit Inspirations – Web Design, Graphic Design, Gadgets and Items Inspired by Retro 8-Bit Graphics”

  1. Keith

    I have always wanted the 8bit tie since I saw it on Thinkgeek April Fools joke. Those 8 bit hats look amazing as well.

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  2. AJ Fisher

    this is some great stuff! my metal sculpture is somewhat inspired by early video gaming graphics. thanks for sharing your creations!

    -AJ

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