Have you heard about the amazing SUPER iam8bit art show opening tonight in LA? It’s going to be awesome! It’s coming to you from our friends at iam8bit, who are a production company, a marketing boutique and an events producer. Just think of them as a jack-of-all-trades. With a mandate of “making awesome things,” you know it will be good.
About the Show. SUPER iam8bit is a celebration of art inspired by 80′s video games. Over 100 artists will re-imagine their 80′s gaming nostalgic fantasies through all sorts of media — painting, sculpture, plush, and even some more interactive experimentation. Highlights include an interactive, “retro-fied” Kinect hack from Double Fine super-artist Drew Skillman (see him below in the green shirt). We’re looking forward to that.
Blik is Proud to Participate. iam8bit asked Blik to bring an exciting gaming energy to the space and transform the entire gallery into an 80′s gaming wonderland. Our designers constructed collages (inside each collage are over 50 games including PAC-MAN, Super Mario Bros, TRON, Qbert and Punch-Out) that were blown-up and cut into panels and wrapped around the space. In addition to all the graphics inside, we also designed the window glass graphics and iam8bit’s giant logo.
Galaga’s 30th Anniversary! The show will also feature a special tribute to Galaga’s 30th anniversary with the world’s largest “arcade cabinet” that was designed by us. This giant Galaga will have an enormous projection of live gaming going on at the show. And how cool is this? The player with the highest score will win an original Galaga arcade game.
If you’re not already excited about this art show, here is a sneak preview of a few of our installation photos. This show is going to be the LA art show to attend this summer. But don’t just take our word for it, get over there and check it out for yourself! The show runs from August 11 until September 10. For location details, visit iam8bit.