Continuing my quest fashionably geeky apparel I’ve managed to find Lowrez, a German website that probably has the largest collection of t-shirts in one place.
The t shirts are divided into for categories:
Pixel Designs “First there was the pixel. It’s the smallest part of a videogame-screen. Before there was the 3D-age with it’s polygonal characters and objects, these things were drawn pixel for pixel with love. Good artists at this period were able to fill a 16 x 16 pixel small sprite with live and charm.”
Scanline designs “Since the video line is drawing all images line by line on the screen, so called scanlines appear while displaying low resolution images. This is due to the fact that you can still see the spacing bewtween those lines. The designs shown here are visualizing this effect at a larger scale.”
Vector Designs “In vectorgraphic games the objects are drawn directly by the electrobeam of the monitor on the screen and not line by line like others monitors are doing it. This creates a picture with lines and dots on a black background, which has its own charm. The advantage of this technique is that the objects can be rotated and scaled in unlimited ways, which wasn’t possible with the low resolution pixelsprites at this time. Successful games of this era were “Asteroids”, “Tempest”, and “Battle Zone”.”
Retro Designs This section is made of retro cool, but with a funky modern twist and a hint humour too