Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Together, Samuel Cox and Justin LaRosa are Physical Fiction, a letterpress print shop that substitutes letters with pixels. Using carefully arranged Lego blocks, the designers/artists create pixelated prints reminiscent of retro video-game art with endearingly jagged edges and blocky, patchwork compositions.
"Fans of pixel art, LEGO and letterpress, we couldn't stand to see them exist separately any longer," say La Rosa and Cox on their website.
It's amazing how well the building blocks and the Vandercook work together — it's one of those ideas that seems so obvious, so perfect, that it's amazing it hasn't been done before. Certainly pixel art in itself is nothing new, but sometimes a piece of vintage equipment has the ability to put a new spin on things.