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Space Invaders by iCanvas Art

Roughly 35 years ago this June, the video game craze officially began. Space Invaders started the money-making juggernaut from which Bioshock: Infinite would be born. Remember your roots by picking up some cute aliens for your house, dorm or bunker. Maybe if you're lucky, you'll even see the bonus ship fly past.
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pitamuffin


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Yes, the only game I looked for in the arcade, back in the day. Okay, I liked Centipede, too, but Space Invaders was the machine I camped out on.

35 years ago, really? Oh boy am I feeling old...

aliusa


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How many people remember Ansi art from the BBS days?

narquespamley


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aliusa wrote:How many people remember Ansi art from the BBS days?



Um, that would be ASCII art. And before that, there was ASCII backspace overstrike art on ASR-33 teletypes. Not that I'm old enough to remember or anything like that.

Woody1


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I wouldn't be so dismissive because he/she was right.

"ANSI art is a computer art form that was widely used at one time on BBSes. It is similar to ASCII art, but constructed from a larger set of 256 letters, numbers, and symbols. ANSI art is considerably more flexible than ASCII art, because the particular character set it uses contains symbols intended for drawing"

As for aging yourself, I still have a set of my first programs on punch cards. Maybe I can spray paint them, glue them to a board and make a dollar or two.

narquespamley wrote:Um, that would be ASCII art. And before that, there was ASCII backspace overstrike art on ASR-33 teletypes. Not that I'm old enough to remember or anything like that.



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wharper


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Umm, $63 for inkjet ("Giclée") on a piece of fabric. Yeah, gimme a dozen.

spmcgivern


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Very reminiscent of the French street artist "Invader". He pasted up images from the game all over the world. Very famous.

sdownin


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wharper wrote:Umm, $63 for inkjet ("Giclée") on a piece of fabric. Yeah, gimme a dozen.



That's not unusual pricing for a Giclée (inkjet) canvas. They can sell for up to several hundred dollars depending on the size and the artist. I have to imagine the archival quality inks used are fairly expensive.

So between the costs for the canvas, the higher quality ink, the large machinery needed to make large prints, the wood stretcher bars, and the machinery (or people) to stretch the canvas over the stretchers, it's going to be a bit more expensive than just a framed paper print.


Interesting aside "Giclée" is from the French verb "Gicler" which means "to squirt". Whoever came up with the term didn't think "Inkjet Canvas Print" sounded hoity-toity enough for art snobs. They needed a fancy French term for the added snobbery effect.

aliusa


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Woody1 wrote:I wouldn't be so dismissive because he/she was right.

"ANSI art is a computer art form that was widely used at one time on BBSes. It is similar to ASCII art, but constructed from a larger set of 256 letters, numbers, and symbols. ANSI art is considerably more flexible than ASCII art, because the particular character set it uses contains symbols intended for drawing"

As for aging yourself, I still have a set of my first programs on punch cards. Maybe I can spray paint them, glue them to a board and make a dollar or two.



Because of you punch card folks, I can't go past line 80!

But thanks for the help. I should know because I was part of the "underground bbs art scene" (iCE, ACiD, CiA, etc). In fact, RaDMaN of ACiD is selling some of my work on Amazon!

aaronf


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These are sort of neat...

elquesogrande


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Really neat stuff, but 18% off doesn't seem very woot-esque.

Deals, please!

FauxReal


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spmcgivern wrote:Very reminiscent of the French street artist "Invader". He pasted up images from the game all over the world. Very famous.



That's exactly what I thought, it's so similar to some of his stuff that it must have been commissioned from him or it's a total bite.

http://www.space-invaders.com/

Coming on strong with some hardcore power...

Bingo969


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You can do a lot with ASCII Art...

ASCII Star Wars

ugrasse2


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elquesogrande wrote:Really neat stuff, but 18% off doesn't seem very woot-esque.

Deals, please!



They're just following the mothership. Inflate the prices artificially, then lower it halfway down to appropriate levels and call it a deal.

I might pay $10-$15 for the smaller ones if I was outfitting an office rec room... for my home, these would not survive more than a couple of weeks -- I'd get sick of them.

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elquesogrande wrote:Really neat stuff, but 18% off doesn't seem very woot-esque.

Deals, please!



Our Plus deals will often not have the same deep discounts you're used to seeing on the Daily deals. This is because we have smaller quantities, it's a niche product, we're testing a category, etc. We just can't get that deep discount on smaller quantities.

We know you'll hunt for the best deals and respect you for that.



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