What if the characters of the digital world seamlessly merged with the real one we experience every day? I’m not talking about the high definition world of Tron, but something a lot closer to the Atari 2600′s Pitfall. That’s exactly what California based designer Jherin Miller has done with his recent Pixels and Polaroids series. He envisioned digital 8-bit characters coming to life through the lens of a Polaroid camera… it looks like one fun, chilled out world to inhabit.
Miller’s execution of the prints is completely perfect. His washed out colors give each image a retro feel appropriate of the 8-bit era they recall… one filled with the throwback fashions popular amongst the indie crowd today. Chunky, blocked-off characters chill out while watching their friends pop ollies on their skateboards. It’s amazing how much detail he’s managed to pack into such simple characters.
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Miller got his inspiration for the pieces while working on his soon to be released 8-bit styled ninja adventure game Where the Sun Sleeps. Made for the iPad, the game looks to pack a lot of retro-gaming fun into a clean and simple package. To order prints or for more work from this young and talented designer, check out Behance.net.
Miller’s also created an image featuring his ninja character from Where the Sun Sleeps… Fruit Ninja anyone?