Bicycle Pixel v2 - TCC Playing Cards
In digital imaging, a pixel, pel, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
Early electronic devices were limited by resolution, and each pixel was sharply defined. In the mobile Internet era, with the continuous improvement of screen resolution and smoother lines, the "pixel" has gradually become a synonym for retro.
But the pixels did not fade out of people's sight, on the contrary, they became more and more popular. Lego building blocks, mosaic tiles, magic cube paintings and hand-made pin beans are all extension and application of the pixel style.
Game Boy was born in 1989, 30 years ago.
People 30 years ago are more accustomed to sit together in front of the TV and play Family Computer (FC) or soak themselves in Arcade. When you see someone holding a GameBoy at that time, basically we can say it’s an icon of fashion.
There are 200 million Gameboys that have been sold by the time it came into the world，absolutely it’s the most popular handheld game console in the world. 15 years dominate in the era of rapid changes in electronic products until 2003 that production was declared off. Tetris、Pokémon、The Legend of Zelda and other games together makes up our childhood.
PIXEL V2 inspired by GameBoy presents GameBoy's 30th anniversary and pays a tribute to play and fun once again.
All the PIXELs are sold in a gift box way. We go further on PIXEL V1，we used drawer structure on PIXEL V2 to show the GameBoy’s shape as possible as we can and of course we did improve the structure to make things easier when open and close.
On the screen part we used raster design. When the raster is turned up and down, the angle between the eyes and the raster will change. Break the boundary between dynamic and static , showing the hidden animation effect. With the help of raster plate, kitty, puppy and PIXEL images are superimposed on the screen area at the same time, showing a succession of images, cool and visual.
Mike, 52 Pixel's designer, and owner, he insisted on designing the cards and gift boxes with 1.5mmx1.5mm pixels to make the overall design more uniform and to continue the style of PIXEL V1.
The design of the suits and numbers abandons the traditional Bicycle style and uses the pixel style as an update. It takes nearly a year to try various cartoon elements. Finally, kitty and puppy are chosen as the main elements of the design.
We redesigned all the court cards.Each suit is designed regarding a popular pet dog and cat.
Two special cards contained, one of them is King of Spades which has a funny expression on the face, inherited the thug life spoof style we used on PIXEL V1. And the other one is the self-portrait of Mike with funny dressing.
- Printed by USPCC
- Standard poker size
- Limited to 700
- High-quality paper and painting，durable and great touch
- Lovely puppy and kitty theme，every picture has been carefully designed