I wanted to share this artist because his work is much like Pixel art although he has something all his own....
through manipulation of colors, shapes and textures, this is pixel art he's made on his own!
BIO "My Name Is Siggi Eggertsson. I Was Born In Akureyri, Iceland, In 1984. In My Childhood, Drawing And Computers Were My Biggest Hobbies. I Found Out That I Could Combine Those Two Into A Profession Called Graphic Design. When I Was 18 I Moved To Reykjavik And Started Studying Graphic Design At The Iceland Academy Of The Arts. During My Studies I Spent A Summer In New York, Doing An Internship With Karlsson Wilker. I Also Took A Semester Off In 2005 To Study At Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. While Studying, Print Magazine Selected Me For Their New Visual Artists, As One Of 20 Brightest Design Stars Under The Age Of 30. My Focus Kind Of Shifted While I Was In School, I Realized That My Interest In General Graphic Design Was Fading, And I Was Getting More And More Into Illustration And Typography. I Graduated From School In 2006.
After My Studies I Decided To Try My Luck In London, Where I Joined My Agency, Big Active. During My Stay In London I Started Focusing More And More On My Illustrations And Custom Typography. After A Little More Than A Year Over There, I Realized That London Wasn't Really My City, So In 2008 I Moved Back To Iceland, To A Small Fishing Village On The West Coast, The Complete Opposite Of London. There I Relaxed, Worked And Thought About My Next Steps. That Same Year I Was Nominated For Both, The Icelandic Visual Arts Awards And The DV Cultural Awards. I Won Neither Of Them.
After Spending The Summer In Iceland, I Realized That Of All The Cities I Had Lived In For The Past Few Years, I Missed Berlin The Most, So Later That Year I Moved Back To Berlin, Where I Live And Work Now. In 2009 I Was Selected As The Highest Ranking Winner Of The Art Directors Club's YG7.
Today I Like A Lot Of Different Things, I Try To Split My Time Between Working On Personal And Commercial Projects. I'm Still Doing A Lot Of Illustrations, But I've Also Started Writing, Giving Lectures And Workshops, Doing Some Tests With Animation, Trying To Take My Typography To The Next Level And So On. Working Is Still My Biggest Hobby.
Some Time Ago I Read That To Reach Your Goals, It Can Be Helpful To Write Them Down. So Here Are Few Things I'd Like To Do In The Future (In No Specific Order): Make Furniture, Design A Computer Game, Work With LeBron James, Design The Chelsea FC Kit, Do A Cover For Björk, Design Money, Make More Quilts, Make Sculptures, Create Stained Glass Windows, Illustrate A Book For Kids, Do More Solo Exhibitions, Make A Proper Text Typeface, Work With A Fashion Designer On Something And Make Prints For Umbrellas."
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