Monday, February 28, 2011
ALED LEWIS' 8-BIT CHILDHOOD: NOSTALGIC, PIXELATED POP ART
Aled Lewis is a young, London-based designer and illustrator mashing up popular culture in style. His retro, pixellated work is a who’s who of my childhood. From Guybrush Threepwood to Donkey Kong, the nostalgia’s infectious. Most of the time, it’s the creativity of the idea and the fun in the execution that’s most striking. Besides video games, working with sites like Threadless and Woot, Aled’s also an in-demand t-shirt designer, responsible for one of the most popular shirts on the whole Threadless site. I caught up with him over a pint to find out more.
How long have you been designing and illustrating for?
For as long as I can remember, really. I studied graphic design at London Met, finished in 2008 or 2009.
Click here to read the full interview on Don't Panic Online.