Pixel Pushers RecapPosted: 11/14/2010
Giant Robot’s Pixel Pushers exhibition kicked off in Culver City at the Scion installation space last night, showcasing the artistic talents of folks like Jude Buffum, Matt Furie, Shawn Smith, Nullsleep and more. The centerpiece was the Famicom-inspired Scion, designed by Eric Nakamura and fabricated by Len Higa.
Nakamura and crew displayed the “ideation” of the Famicom car, which had a projector built into the driver’s side headlight, a “key” in the form of an NES cart and NES pad-style buttons for door handles. Some junk in the trunk made it possible to play some Wii games in the back. It was awesome.
Look at that upholstery! Each passenger had their own customized NES pad so that anyone could play sidescrollin’ shoot ‘em up Return of the Quack on the big screen.
Mike and Scott did a little drinking and driving at the show. This is not recommended and certainly not how one plays Return of the Quack.
Kids loved Chevy Ray Johnston and Matt Furie’s Return of the Quack, slaying evil fudgesicles and mutant pizza slices all night long. Way past bedtime.
Photos don’t do Shawn Smith’s voxelated creations justice, so go to the Scion installation and see them in person.
Jude Buffum and Attract Mode‘s Adam Robezzoli must be laughing at their shared love of red flannel. Or maybe something else entirely.
Eric from Giant Robot poses thoughtfully with the Famicom car, while Mike Z. (obscured) plays a little Return of the Quack.
Hey! Martin from Giant Robot and Eloise (aka “Charlie Brown”) were there too!
Make sure to make the trip to the Scion Installation L.A. for Pixel Pushers, which runs until December 11. Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 6PM.
See more photos from the event at the Meat Bun Facebook!