My favorite piece in the collection is 8-Bit Beach Party by Roger Barr and Louis Fernet-Lecliar. The piece (pictured below) incorporates characters from classic 80s video games, television shows, and movies into an eBoy-esque beach scene. What’s not to love about artwork that presents a unique visual mix using icons like Q-Bert, Ghost Busters, Kool-Aid Man, and Cap’n Crunch?
It was surprisingly difficult to find detailed information online about either of artists who created this. Though, I was able to find three additional pieces they produced using this pop-culture, 8-bit inspired theme.
Michael has more than 20 years of experience utilizing Web and new media in higher education, nonprofit, and business sectors. Among his many accomplishments, he founded a Web and new media consulting company—VanPutten Interactive—to serve clients specializing in public works, social work, higher education, documentary film, and professional development. In his current role at Bronson Healthcare, he provides leadership for digital marketing, communications, and innovative utilization of new media. Michael has a master’s degree in educational technology from Western Michigan University.