SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MAVC Design, a toy developing studio, has created the limited-edition PIXU. PIXU, which launched on Kickstarter, allows users to turn their own portraits, those of their loved ones, and even celebrities into 8-bit pixel pieces of art. To date, the Kickstarter campaign has 154 backers who have pledged more than $10,000. The concept was designed by renowned artist Jaebum Joo who has been creating 8-bit pixel portrait art since 2010.
Joo has been blending modern and contemporary style with western and eastern visual images and recreating his favorite Van Gogh and other paintings into pixel art. He brings a new life to these famous works of art and can do the same for his clients' most treasured portraits.
"We use super-fast wireless networks while we get caught in traffic jams. Subway lines are getting tangled more, and our phones are getting better resolution lenses every year," says Joo. "All of these have brought a total convenience to our lives, but my life is now too complicated because of them. Because we sometimes want to look at our lives in a simple way, I've created PIXU to allow my clients to start to interpret the world with 8-bit pixel art."
Through the campaign, PIXU is available in a Portrait Brick Set allowing users to create portraits into the pixel art. This package includes the 8-bit pixel bricks and 8-bit pixel bricks portrait, personalized building instructions, frame, special gift of personalized business cards, nano-tweezers to assessable the art, and PIXU stickers.
PIXU is also available to design recreations of favorite art. The Masterpiece Brick Package provides everything needed to recreate famous works of art including Van Gogh's The Starry Night, Picasso's The Dream, Munch's The Scream, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and more. The set includes the bricks, special nano-sized tweezers, assembly manual, frame, and PIXU and character stickers.
For more information about PIXU and to make a purchase through the campaign, visit PIXU on Kickstarter.
About MAVC Design
MAVC Design is a toy developing studio which discovers new ideas and products that bring clients happiness and satisfaction. For more information, visit MAVCDesign.com.
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