Check Out These Pixel Portraits of New York City Subway Scenes

Subway Pixel Portraits is an interesting project where typical New York City subway scenes are illustrated, and sometimes animated, in glorious 8-bit retro pixel art. According to artist/designer Christopher Pace:

They’re all done on my phone while on the train, using a program called TinyPixels (unsolicited plug, it’s actually a really well-done app). I start with a quick sketch using some ugly color on white, and create a few swatches of any of the standout colors in the peoples’ outfits or skin tones, stuff I might otherwise forget. This part is usually really rough, especially in pixels; only I know what the different pieces are. Then I slowly work back into it laying in color and shading.

Follow the project on Tumblr or purchase prints at Curioos.

h/t reddit

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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