The Pixel Art of Eboy

The German pixel art illustration trio known as eBoy founded in 1997 are still going strong. I wanted to include a quick post on some of their recent pixel stuff because it’s just too cool to ignore.

eboy illustration pixel art milk van

Some of their work will be recognisable from advertisements such as work done for Coca Cola in Dublin or the film for Christian Aid highlighting those affected by natural disasters:

Their other pixel work is truly amazing. I can look through their pictures for hours. Some of these images have been cropped and don’t do justice to the full size of the work, but you can get a sense of the detail and the craftsmanship in these images:

‘ECB’ Assembler:

eboy illustration pixel art

Poster for Arla milk dispensers:

eboy illustration pixel art

eboy illustration pixel art
© 2008 eBoy

eBoy have a cool pixel book out featuring the best of their ‘Pixorama’ cities, which I’d imagine is equally as satisfying to flick through.

If anyone is interested in making their own pixel illustrations, illustrator and video game designer Derek Yu has a great step by step tutorial for making pixel creations in Photoshop. For an alternative to Photoshop or for those without the software, I recommend a program called ‘Pixen’ for the Mac, or ‘Pro Motion’ for PC users.

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