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A brief history of 8-bit art and its ongoing evolution

Interest in 8-bit games and art is far from passé; just look at two recent posts in this very feature that show interest in the art-form is alive and well. The continued popularity of the art form didn’t escape the notice of the folks at PBS’ Off Book, who previously broke down the art of the title sequence. Here, they explore the evolution of 8-bit art from the earliest videogames through its nostalgia-based resurgence to its current growth in aesthetic appeal in both graphics and music. It's a compelling look at art that continues to evolve even as the technology it's based in remains outdated.

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