Free, with 12 different parameters, 36 custom presets, it's probably the most un-orthodox photo app on the App Store.
Optimized for Yosemite, this pro version of the app brings free choice of size ratios and an unlimited number of patterns.
Something you like? Buy a print to hang on your wall or give your friends the gift of beauty and subtly-subversive art.
Making art with a pocket device is not only about taking a picture with a convenient photo camera, and choosing from a panel of filters to make it look arty before posting on the social networks. It can also be about reflecting on what we're looking at, what's taking place in front of our eyes and what we want to do with it. If we want to do anything with it.
The Pixel is Data app for iPhone is a possibility. A proposition.
Got access to Illustrator or similar software? Photoshop? A Microsoft Paint emulator?! That's fine! Launch your favorite drawing software, draw something in plain white and export it as a square-ratio, transparent PNG file. That's it, you've got yourself a proper texture that you'll be able to use within Pixel is Data for Mac as a « custom pattern ».
Understand better with examples? Here are 5 basic pattern files to experiment with.
What good is art if it's not shared or questioned? Well, that's actually an interesting philosophical question… But anyway, via your favorite browser or straight from the free iPhone app, go ahead and share your #art on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Pinterest? Why not!
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« Create amazing pixel art with this free iPhone app », says Mark Wilson. Published in 2013, few weeks after the release of the early iPhone app v1.0.
« This project highlights data’s potential to tell a multitude of stories in the hands of the user, who is given control to find new narratives from within a single data source. »
By Andrew Richardson, Bloomsbury 2016: « The development of the computer as a design environment has encouraged a new breed of digital designer; keen to explore the unique creative potential of the computer as an input/output device. »