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What Would Your Favorite Sneakers Look Like Done Up In 8-Bit Video Game Graphics?

Submitted by on July 30, 2012 – 11:19 amOne Comment
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We’re willing to bet that you’ve probably never asked yourself the question we posed in the title of this post. Even if you happen to be a sneakerhead and a video game aficionado, it’s sorta ridiculous to picture sneakers done up in 8-bit graphics because, yo, who the hell still thinks of (or plays) anything in 8-bit graphics? That’s soooo 1990. And yet, artist Joo Jaebum asked himself that question recently and then set out to find the answer. His findings? Well, they look pretty damn cool.

Jaebum, who has used his video game-inspired style to create plenty of art in the past, has gone ahead and given a few of his favorite classic sneakers the 8-bit treatment. And, he’s really gone all out on these things, making them like as if they just stepped out of your favorite Nintendo game. As you can see, the artist from Seoul has re-created the Nike Air Jordan III, the adidas Superstar, the Nike Blazer, and a few other recognizable sneakers in 8-bit. He even managed to get an Air Yeezy in there! These 8-bit creations are cool, if nothing else, and really give the respective sneakers a whole new look. In fact, we wouldn’t mind have one or two of these works of art in our living room. They’d definitely spark conversation, right?

If you’re interested in checking out some more of Jaebum’s work, do yourself a favor and head over to his site. In addition to classic sneaker, he’s also pixelated everything from bicycles and Napoleon Dynamite to flowers and Albert Einstein and it’s all very well done. Props to Sole Collector for putting us on to the collection. If we hadn’t come across it, we never would have asked ourselves the question you see in the title, either.

Check out some of Jaebum’s work below:

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