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Modern Leatherwork for Makers by Tim Deagan

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8 8-Bit Cell Phone Belt Case

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It’s an interesting phenomenon that, at a time when resolutions are increasing on every device, there is a nostalgia for the oldest form of computer graphics. These blocky images are often referred to as 8-bit, in reference to the amount of memory space allocated to a pixel. The earliest video games did marvels with big square blocks, for which we willingly suspended our disbelief and saw aliens, frogs, apes, and aggressive plumbers.

Design

I’ll use the 8-bit aesthetic as our design motif in this cell phone belt case project. We’ll use selective dyeing techniques to produce an 8-bit alien on the cover, and echo ...

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