Pixel art using style sheets

Published: May 21, 2015

Una Kravets makes pixel art using style sheets:

Pixel art by Una Kravets

What exactly is making those little pixels? If the title didn’t give it away, it’s the CSS3 multiple box shadow property. Each pixel is it’s own, individually placed box shadow. These are strung together via a comma-separated list. You can have as many box-shadows as you want on a div.

[Source: Sass Pixel Art]

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Interview with Thomas Gayno of Google’s Creative Lab about Wilderness Downtown

Published: December 1, 2010

David-Michel Davies interviews Thomas Gayno, marketing manager at Google’s Creative Lab:

Davies: It’s interesting that some of these developers are pushing further into the world of artistry. In a way, coding has always been an art, but it’s a very sort of mathematical art.

Gayno: Yeah, it’s fascinating that we start seeing some of these works in contemporary art museums, such as Aaron Koblin’s Flight Patterns. Aaron modeled all the flights across the US to show you how the US air traffic was actually making a lot of sense. It is a beautiful, such simple and clean animation. Things like this are now paving the way for a new generation of people who could be called data artists. I’m curious to see how universities, art schools and museums will adapt themselves to that and create new programs that combine arts with computer science.

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