Dzmity Samal has come up with a way to make the formerly dinosaur-ish 8-bit computer, retro cool with his 5 [below] and 6 dpi model sunglasses.
Samal, a Belarussian designer out of Paris, created two funky, quasi-futuristic specs that feature “a pixelated effect, deliberately reflecting society’s fascination with an ‘informational aesthetic,’” according to the designer.
“The collection completely reflects [the] personality of [the] artist,” claims dzmitrysamal.com. “It combines both a futuristic and a retro vision of design, mixing vintage aesthetic with advanced production elements.”
These hipster sunglasses were launched earlier this year, and have gained recognition and acclaim among gamers, geeks, nerds and faux nerds the world over.
“[Dzmity Samal's] 6 dpi eyewear collection [above] has a strangely retro future look, embracing technology long gone but yet looking like something teleported from a future rave, circa 2025,” wrote lostinasupermarket.com.
According to obviouswinner.com, “It looks like your wild fantasies of jumping around on the streets of your favorite city hitting bricks with your fists and getting some mushrooms are starting to become a reality.”
“The design clearly refers for late 1980s computerized graphics and video games such as Tetris,” Samal explains. “While computer images and graphics have been revolutionized over the past two decades, these glasses are reminiscent of society’s digital roots and how technology has inspired almost everything in use today.”
The former French and Italian car designer believes that “something as utilitarian as glasses can be transformed using technology,” he said. “The future of design lies in our past and our heritage.”