House of Discards #2: Pixie Crew iPhone case

The first digital image was created in 1957, and measured 176 x 176 pixels. Even at this limited resolution, it was ground-breaking: a way to display real world images on a computer screen. Pixel counts grew rapidly, particularly in home computers and video game consoles of the 70s, 80s and 90s, as artists raced towards a photorealistic ideal. But low fidelity, carefully crafted pixelated images were not forgotten — they were fondly remembered in retro games like Mario and Pokémon, and created anew by indie developers in games like Minecraft. Today, we’re looking at a case that celebrates that heritage, by the Pixie Crew.

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