8-Bit Woodworking

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The Internet loves its homages to retro gaming; however, only a select few of said homages ascend to a higher level where craftsmanship and art evoke just as much of a response as nostalgia and referentialism. Jeff Swenty‘s 8BITWOOD creations manage to do just that. He writes,

I work in the videogame industry and I thought what better way to pay homage to my favorite games than to cut out thousands of little blocks of wood, stain them, glue them together, seal them and then hang the result on the wall? I work at a videogame developer that is kind enough to let me create murals of pixel art and put them up on the wall for display.

Swenty has more to say about his craft in an interview with GeekChicDaily. He plans on setting up an Etsy page where you can buy his works, but for the time being, interested parties can drop him a line at [email protected].

Below, a few of Swenty’s coolest creations; click any pic to get more info on the project at 8BITWOOD. (And get a sense of just how big these things are.)

The obligatory Space Invaders, situated by a doorway:

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden, scaling a wall with no visible hanging support:

The original Contra‘s Bill Rizer, ever-so-close to an upgrade:

Mega Man, locked in eternal battle with Cut Man:

(8BITWOOD via GCD via Nerdist)


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