Street Fighter - Abstract Edition

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    This is a one-off piece, and a departure from usual Minimalism pieces of mine. This time I just wanted to go really, really basic. Initially, I felt I was creating a Bauhaus/De Stijl inspired piece, but after finishing it, I thought it also looked like the primitive graphics from Atari 2600 or Intellivision consoles.

    I've put this one up as a t-shirt and poster too, in case anyone wants to buy them: www.mysoti.com/mysoti/designer/ashrb/product/947757/AshRB...

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    Fabiano Aguiar Fotografia, jjiinnggyy, and 189 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Lysithea 55 months ago | reply

      this is seriously amazing!

    2. infinitecontinues 55 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much Lysithea :D

    3. DavidAvión 55 months ago | reply

      This is EXCELLENT.

    4. gizmogal 55 months ago | reply

      so awesome. :D

    5. deanoakley 54 months ago | reply

      Well done! You're on Reddit!

    6. infinitecontinues 54 months ago | reply

      Ah, I wondered why views had exploded again. Do you have a link please? :)

    7. infinitecontinues 54 months ago | reply

      Lovely, thank you!

    8. Glenn Broadway 54 months ago | reply

      I saw Toby Gard (the creator of Lara Croft) give a talk at GDC some time ago, in which he showed images of famous super heroes (Superman, Batman, Spidey etc.) in exactly this way. In fact, I blogged about it in November of 2006 (years after actually seeing it).

      glum.typepad.com/glumlog/2006/11/irregular_penta.html

    9. infinitecontinues 54 months ago | reply

      Ha, ha that's really interesting. I assumed the idea was just too simple to be completely original; indeed another Flickr user commented on this piece with a link to his own work that had a similar approach.

      It's amazing how big a role colour plays in character recognition; probably why so many people have responded positively to this piece!

    10. laís.pedroza 54 months ago | reply

      ahhaha so creative!

    11. Ohmzar 53 months ago | reply

      What an amazing Idea, The only one I didn't recognise straight away is E.Honda. It's uncanny and a testament to the human mind that a bunch of lines can be recognised as people...

    12. labyrinthhuntrr 52 months ago | reply

      Be warned, I ordered a t-shirt via the link above in September, and never received it, despite having paid promptly and emailing the seller twice.

    13. infinitecontinues 52 months ago | reply

      Hi labyrinthhuntrr. Thanks for buying a t-shirt. Apparently, MySoti are having problems at the moment with their suppliers, which means there are long delays. They have a banner across the top with the estimated turnaround time, which I agree is very long, but you should get it eventually. I had the same problem.

      Unfortunately, it's a third-party supplier so completely out of my hands. But I may well look at alternatives. Again, thanks for buying.

    14. bartotainment 48 months ago | reply

      hi! i´m running the pixelkitsch website and posted your work there!

      you can see it here:
      pixelkitsch.blogsport.de/2011/04/03/pixelkitsch-retroflas...

      if that´s not okay for you, just let me know and i will erase it!

      cheers from germany,

      barto

    15. BetweenUnemployment 36 months ago | reply

      Looks like some ad agency got "inspired" and probably made some nice coin from Lego. You might want to give them a buzz:

      www.fastcodesign.com/1669292/our-favorite-cartoon-charact...

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