PixelWho – an art project that re-interprets Doctor Who characters in classic 8-bit computer game graphic style – is looking for backers for its ambitious attempt to document every character who happened to walk in front of a camera at any point in the shows fifty year history.
The Kickstarter project is a labour of love for artist Nathan Skreslet – who freeze frames DVDs and scours episode screen captures in order to recreate each character accurately and roughly to scale.
That’s right, every pixel is individually laid by hand; no computer conversion program is used.
For example the Tenth Doctor poster took 4 months of work to create and that’s not all. For recreations of characters in the lost episodes of the William Hartnell era were sourced through production photos, telesnaps and promotional materials.
The main aim of the Kickstarter project is to help fund the printing of the completed artwork for the Fourth Doctor’s epic seven season run – whose characters, both minor and major cover two posters 25×28 inches in size – and now just need to be made into tangible art prints.
What’s more, because of the unique eco-friendly printing method used to produce the larger of the PixelWho prints you’ll be helping the environment too.
Already the Kickstarter campaign has had 59 backers pledging $1,953 for lovely 8-bit loveliness and there’s still time and a whole host of incentives and options for you to get your hands on your own piece of pixel perfection. Find out more at The PixelWho Project Kickstarter page!