8 bit gary
jul 17, 2010
8 bit gary


image: kiel johnson

artist kiel johnson and klai brown have teamed up to create ‘8-bit gary’ a costume that simulates the
pixilated graphics from 8-bit video games. the project was a commission for part of a toshiba
commercial. the suit itself was made from a cardboard structure that was then covered in hundreds of
tiny pixel cubes made from a lightweight high density foam. brown wore the costume for the
commercial shoot. the whole costume actually has quite a bit of movement for such a large and rigid
form. the artists are working on more 8-bit characters for future projects. you can watch the full
commercial here.


http://www.kieljohnson.com


http://www.klaibrown.com


image: kiel johnson


image: kiel johnson


image: kiel johnson


image: kiel johnson


image: kiel johnson


image: kiel johnson

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