EBOY @ OFFF 2011 Barcelona (Episode 3)
The EBOY Lecture was Saturday June 11th in the Roots Space at OFFF 2011 held in Barcelona.
There is no better way to describe Eboy than to let them do it themselves:
eBoy is Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital.We create re-usable pixel objects and take them to build complex and extensible artwork. And we make toys.
Basically that is it. But don’t let the simplicity of their own description fool you! Eboy does some amazing and elaborate work that has given them the authority to be the leaders in pixel art.
In there lecture at OFFF 2011 in Barcelona, Eboy talked about their beginnings as a company, as how they used pixels to do their work, not because it was trendy or cool, but because it was the only way to go back then in 1997. They wanted to create images only for the screen so that’s why they adopted the pixel as their main tool to create art.
They went through a timeline of their works, explaining different projects, different concepts such as PAUL© or eCity©
This type of style is what fist gave them their fame
Here are some examples of the creations they making using these technique and how from the parts that they create they can build massively-detailed pieces of pixel art:
Their works are always transforming, growing, and as they say, they see their final pieces as a “snapshot” of an on-going project. They also create some pretty funky animations with their style
So it’s safe to say that EBOY are the fathers and GURUs of this form of art!
This completes my three episode series on the artists I saw at the OFFF 2011 in Barcelona. Hope you liked it and maybe even got a little inspired like me!