8 Bit Design Contest presented by Design By Humans
L.A. Gear, Vicki the robot, walkmans, shoulder pads, and radical 8 bit video games on the Sony color TV! Remember those pixilated invaders who taunted you from behind your Gameboy screen all night? SIKE! 8-bit started a generation of games and screens which now pretty much run the world. Inspired by the advanced designs of Atari, Nintendo, and green screens everywhere. This contest is a tribute to the old school digital world. The world that started a revolution of information, and screens everywhere, is ready for its legendary contest. How would you depict an 8 bit world?
Oversized and Old School
Now is your chance to take it back old school to 8-bit of color and oversized pixels and design a t-shirt that embraces the technique of 8-bit.
The contest begins today Friday June 1, and submissions end June 22 at 11:59pm. Top three winners will be announced the week of July 9.
- 1st Place
- 2nd Place
- 3rd Place
$850 + a DBH goodiebag
What is 8 bit?
In the digital world there is color, bit and pixel depths. When computers and games first started, they needed a low file size to process the information quickly. 8-bit channels introduced 256 bits of color back in 1987. As technology has past we are up to 32-bit and super high-resolution screens. But our roots still are the same with square by square representation.
8 bit t shirts are a growing trend, always have been and always will be. Pixel art is the way of the digital world and now the t shirt world. From the days of Atari, to Nintendo, to Sega and computer gaming, the goal of higher resolution to augmented reality develops within the digital world. 8 bit and pixel art is a revolution of new world design. 8 bit t shirt design is the celebration of the evolution of digital design. So submit designs, vote for your favorites and buy an 8 bit t shirt designs. Winners will be announced beginning July 9th.
- Participants can submit as many designs as they want, no limit.
- This design must be 100% your own work, please do not submit art that is produced by someone else.
- DO NOT use images directly taken from a third party/ use protected symbols/logos or characters that may have copyright protection.
- DO get creative; but remember your design MUST contain pixel art.
- All submissions will be approved/rejected at DBH’s discretion. If your design is rejected you will be given a reason why.
- Maximum use of colors for oversized prints is eight and three for all over prints.