The wonderful folks at i am 8-bit and Chronicle Books were gracious enough to send a preview copy of this collection of work to me. If I wasn't still living out of my boxes in S.F., I'd be honored to place this on my (currently non existent) coffee table. The book showcases artwork inspired by 1980s video games. It has taken the best images from the i am 8-bit exhibition that occurred at Gallery 1988 in 2005. It also includes select images from 2006. With work from artists Ashley Wood, Jim Mahfood, and over 60 other prominent artists, there's no denying video games' impact and there isn't any turning back now.
i am 8 bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s will be released April 1, 2006. You can preorder for $16 at Amazon.