Here at Highpants HQ we have a great appreciation for high quality audio. Not only does it get us through the day but it also acts as the heat beat of the team.
So, when we stumbled across the Tivoo Max, a new gadget that combines portable high-quality audio, retro styling and pixel art, we couldn’t resist banging it on the company credit card. Just don’t tell the boss! If he finds out we figure we can just say it was for review purposes, content is king after all.
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The Simpsons opening intro has become one of the most beloved and well known pieces of animation in recent decades. Universally known and loved everyone knows what show is on when that music begins and clouds are parted for the shows name to appear.
Animators Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon along with musician Jeremy Dower have combined their love for the Simpsons and their collective talents to produce one of the most awesome tributes to this into and running its running gags. Focusing an 8-bit lens at the universally known bit of animation the crew have managed to create a pixel art fan tribute video that also happens to be one of the best fan art videos so far this year.
The retro CGI art form Pixel Art takes the crisp digital animation we are all used to and re-imagines it as if it was 30 years ago when 8 bits ruled the computer world. A simpler look and feel from a simpler time.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the awesome 8-bit inspired Simpsons intro produced with the latest technology and downgraded into a far cooler form of art. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amused by the familiar with a low resolution twist.
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Programmable LED displays have advanced in leaps and bounds over recent years. Now a new generation has hit the market, a generation of pixel art displays with computing smarts and sensors galore, displays that can generate never before seen levels of nerd envy. Leading this new generation if the LED Pixel Art display and arranging LED’s in a grid has never looked so good.
Released earlier this year the LED Pixel Art display has taken the humble array of LED’s to an entirely new level. Inspired by pixel arts pixelated graphics, as seen in many retro games, the LED Pixel Art display could well be the must have gadget of this year’s Christmas season.
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