Off Book Continues to Impress in its Second Season
Now in its second season, Off Book is a bi-weekly web-only video series by PBS Arts, devoted to exploring cutting edge arts and artists. If you've never seen an episode of Off Book before, you're in for a treat.
Season One (covered here at CreativePro) featured 13 episodes on topics like Typography, Light Painting, Book Art, Generative Art, and Product Design. Season two, which premiered in early March, has episodes on Art in the Era of the Internet, the Art of Film and TV Title Design, Lego Art, and more.
The latest episode, published on June 13th, is on the Evolution of 8-bit Art. Here's the description:
Beginning with early Atari and Nintendo video games, the 8-bit aesthetic has been a part of our culture for over 30 years. As it moved through the generations, 8-bit earned its independence from its video game roots. 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.
You can check out all past episodes of Off Book (and subscribe to be sure you catch the new ones) at their YouTube channel.