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

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • The Oracle

    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?

  • the Orinthalacle James Simpson

    @ the Oracle:

    Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

  • Gareth Branwyn

    “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.

  • LarryNathan

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

  • The Oracle’s Mom


  • DS

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

  • Seb

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

  • kp

    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.
    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.

  • xdhhjd

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

  • memeangel18

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

    memeangel18 ;D

  • memeangel18

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

    memeangel18 ;D

  • memeangel18
  • F

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

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  • Cura

    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.

  • Bec

    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!

  • tradnairb

    Heavy Mural ( can help make pixel art, like post it murals. Simply upload an image, tweak settings and color palette, and then print out instructions.