Swedish School goes 8-Bit

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My high school had murals in the cafeteria, all painted by senior art students. And although my senior year, members of my class did get to repaint one (they went with a Calvin & Hobbes panel), the next newest one was a portrait of John Lennon painted the year before most of my graduating class was born.

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This high school, on the other hand, is much more sleek, modern, and airy in design than the early-1970s two-story brick fortress I attended. And the art installation it's getting is much cooler. Swedish artist Kristoffer Zetterstrand, who often references video games and pixel-based worlds in his work, has been commissioned to give this Stockholm school a bit of a trompe l'oeil makeover.

My personal favorite is the barely-there graffiti of the first image, which reminds me of Dare to Dream, a shareware game of the very early 1990s that I remember fondly to this day.

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Thanks to Mathias for the tip.

Bricks in the wall [Kristoffer Zetterstrand]

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Illustration for article titled Swedish School goes 8-Bit
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OK, forgive me for being a party pooper, but does anyone else feel like this guy threw up a couple of posters and called it a day? I mean there's one interesting render of a tile mosaic piece (some kind of backpack holder with hooks for hanging bags or jackets) past the break, not that that's even mentioned in the article, but even that is pretty unimpressive and obviously hasn't been built yet. The 'art' described and pictured in the article is simply a tessellated brick pattern, with a pipe here or some leaves there. It's barely any more interesting than a blank wall, and probably a waste of resources for the school. It looks out of place and scattershot, without any real theme beyond '8-bit'. I'm not an artist, and honestly I think if you gave me 2 hours and 20 dollars, I could head down to Kinko's and print out some oversized NES screenshots too, and do a better job than this guy.