PBS Arts: Off Book – The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

“The Evolution of 8-Bit Art” by PBS Arts: Off Book follows the development of 8-bit art and music from their humble video game beginnings in the late 1970s to their recent resurgence in chiptunes and pixel art.

The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives. No longer just nostalgia art, contemporary 8-bit artists and chiptunes musicians have elevated the form to new levels of creativity and cultural reflection.