By Cory Doctorow at 8:06 am Mon, Apr 22, 2013
Etsy seller MigotoChou created a lovely perler bead necklace-charm that depicts an 8-bit pixel-art version of the iconic Disney Haunted Mansion wallpaper motif. $25.
Disney World Haunted Mansion Wallpaper Inspired Beaded Necklace Walt Disney World Disneyland
(via A Swinging Wake)
Corey, your obsession with Disney’s Haunted Mansion is kind of disconcerting.
Seriously, he is starting to sound like Michael Jackson pining for a lost childhood.
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Those don’t look like Perler beads to me. I know perler beads. Not a week goes by without me stepping on one with bare feet! Only Legos hurt more.
Those are seed beads, not perler beads.
That bead work is Kind of Bloop. Watch out! ;-)
Why is all pixel art “8-bit”? This looks more like 2-bit.
It’s also not pixel art, unless somebody in the ’80s made a monitor with a hexagonal pixel grid.
But then, an Etsy bead blob that doesn’t look like anything is kind of a weird subject for a geek blog to begin with. I s’pose peppering the post with random geeky buzzwords like “pixel art” and “8-bit” might help it seem relevant.
So it’s a bead version of a 2-bit version of a hexagon version of an 8-bit version of a design that somebody says appears in the Disney version of a haunted house. Makes perfect sense.
Sounds like a quintessence to me.
My nerdiness compels me to correct myself. :-/
I don’t know of any 8-bit systems that actually supported 8 bits of color per pixel. That would’ve taken far too much memory. Generally there was a fixed palette of 2-128 colors, of which only a small subset could appear within a certain screen area at once. The exact rules varied wildly, but it wasn’t uncommon for a single sprite (or non-sprite 8×8 pixel block) to be allowed either two or four colors, with “transparent/background” being one.
So: a blue/black/white/transparent image could indeed be 8-bit.
The hex grid still doesn’t count.
This is MigotoChou from Etsy! Thanks for sharing my necklace! :) I’m glad you like it!
This is pretty awesome, but these don’t look like perler beads to me. I am a huge hama/perler bead fan. These are perler beads;
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