Aled Lewis’ 8-Bit Art History


Have you ever wondered what it would look like if the pixelated world of The Secret of Monkey Island, a game that we spent much of the early ’90s obsessing over, crossed paths with Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 masterpiece Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night? How about the idea of Leisure Suit Larry strolling into the diner from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks? Or perhaps an 8-bit Indiana Jones crusading through Dali’s Persistence of Memory? We hadn’t considered any of the above until we came across the work of London-based graphic designer Aled Lewis over on Super Punch. Click through to get a look at a few of the crazy mash-ups that he created for the most recent installment of iam8bit’s annual group art show, which is up through September 10 in Los Angeles.

The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) and Vincent Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night (1888). Image credit: Aled Lewis

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (1988) and Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks (1942). Image credit: Aled Lewis

Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1987) and Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (1495–1498). Image credit: Aled Lewis

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (1989) and Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory (1931). Image credit: Aled Lewis