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Here’s a collection of 8-bit art made with colored Post-It Notes. This is an art form I’m sure Staples and OfficeMax really hope catches on…

Post-it Note Art: 8-bit Edition [via Hack n Mod]

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. The Oracle says:

    8 bit art? Where does one get 256 colours of post it notes?

    Or is it another example of someone writing about old-tech with no clue what they’re talking about?

  2. the Orinthalacle James Simpson says:

    @ the Oracle:

    Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

  3. Gareth Branwyn says:

    “8-bit art” is a genre of art that pays tribute to/uses as its subject matter classic video games and 8-bit tech. Last time I checked, using 256 colors, or having them available in the medium in which you’re working, was not a tenet of the faith. If you “have a clue” to the contrary, please enlighten us.

  4. LarryNathan says:

    I think I just heard a tree cry. Something about dying needlessly.

  5. The Oracle's Mom says:

    derrrr

  6. DS says:

    why is it that everybody commenting on this thread has nothing useful to say?

  7. Seb says:

    cos its using post-it notes as art is not very useful.

  8. kp says:

    holy crap there are a lot of dumb comments. i like the 8 bit art, good stuff. In our house we have some 8-bit art framed, made by cut up construction paper. my roommate has one of megaman too, kickass.
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    ok i have to say one technical thing: there is nothing not 8-bit about it. Yes, 8-bit color is appropriate term, The Oracle’s Mom. You do not need to use 256 colors for something to be 8-bit. 256 is the maximum if we’re talking about a 8-bit palette, The Oracle. Christ.

  9. xdhhjd says:

    Oracle, you have no idea what you are talking about at all.

  10. memeangel18 says:

    we are the ones who came up with the original 8-bit post it art

    http://blog.shoplet.com/office-supplies/post-its-note-art-8-bit-edition/

    memeangel18 ;D

  11. memeangel18 says:

    we are the ones who came up with THE ORIGINAL 8-bit post it art

    http://blog.shoplet.com/office-supplies/post-its-note-art-8-bit-edition/

    memeangel18 ;D

  12. F says:

    it’s amazing how people can make something totally uninteresting just by leaving retarded comments, not regarding the post directly, but what people have previously said ABOUT the post. i think people would be able to avoid impossible/needless/pointless online arguments by not commenting about what other people say, but on the actual post. how about you leave your comment, then DON’T CHECK BACK to see if someone replied to what you said. go outside, read a book, count the hairs on the back of your hand. in other words, just drop it, seriously, it’s not that important.

  13. Anonymous says:

    @ Oracle. The Nintendo could only display 25 colors at a time.

  14. Cura says:

    I think this “8-bit” term refers to 8-bit computer era. You know 300x200px with 8 color per pixel graphics. Those were the days hehe.

  15. Bec says:

    LarryNathan, do you protest art galleries everywhere? No more paper is used for post-it note art than for a painting of equal size. In fact, probably less, seeing as post-it notes are pretty thin. Stop whingeing.

    In other news, this shit is AWESOME!

  16. tradnairb says:

    Heavy Mural (http://www.heavymural.com) can help make pixel art, like post it murals. Simply upload an image, tweak settings and color palette, and then print out instructions.

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