Pixel Art Challenge: Pixel Crunch


This week you're challenged to create the front packaging for a new breakfast cereal called "Pixel Crunch".

Make sure you're not using any existing fonts.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100 (width) x 150 (height)
Colours - Max 48.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by skamocore @ 3/23/2009 01:50  |    21


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Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 3/29/2009 17:41

HEY! Somebody submitted a piece for the Joint project to this weekly challenge!!! Fix that.

Adam (Level 9 Human) @ 3/28/2009 13:19

A shame you cannot pixel the very original Porn Flakes for the challenge. I'd love to see hundreds of those...

tripnfelt (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 3/25/2009 05:51

I don't think it's very limited like so many say - you can stick pretty much anything your imagination wants at any angle and size on a cereal box + 48 colors go a long way. Dictating the name "Pixel Crunch" means it will be interesting to see who comes up with the most impactful fonts.

skeddles (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 3/24/2009 14:04

Its the weekly challenge, not the weekly vague art theme.

CharrX (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/24/2009 12:37

Improved my pixeling-skills after a few months, gonna participate in this one ^^

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 3/23/2009 21:40

remember that you're dealing with a art form wich is somehow linked to limitations. rather than complain why a challenge limits your posibilities, ask yourself how you can have the most from such a reduced space. after all, you all are trying to get the most for such a small and reduced surface as a pixel itself.

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 3/23/2009 20:37

I agree with last comment. The name opaques the originality a lot.

Scarodactyl (Level 8 Ruby) @ 3/23/2009 18:22

To be honest, forcing the name "pixel crunch" seems more like an impediment than a challengeing limit.  I mean, I have trouble imagining that name adding much to anyone's entry; it's very general, and it seems to prevent someone from branching out into something more interesting and 'specific' without the name clashing.  I like the challenge a lot aside from that, but with the name as it is I can't think of anything particularily interesting to do without it seeming completely unrelated to the name.  I dunno if anyone else feels this way, it's just my gut reaction.

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 3/23/2009 10:24

you can make pixel art with Fruit Loops :D

Antiboton (Level 8 Odds and Ends) @ 3/23/2009 10:19

I imagine something like a box of ravioles.

Sure that the first idea for everybody was square shaped cereals. :B

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 3/23/2009 09:45

I like the challenges that have a bit more originality as well, but I'm going to give this one a go.  Fortified with 8 vitamins with iron. 

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 3/23/2009 08:19

@xdeath. not like have done anything outstanding with less crappy conditions, anyway.

RobbieE (Level 3 Chief) @ 3/23/2009 06:31

I agree with vampireslug, Much like the last comp I'm really enjoying these more original themes hopefully I'll get around to entering it this time.

vampireslug (Level 5 Detective) @ 3/23/2009 06:09

Wow, pretty harsh comments.  This is no less a challenge than any other, IMO.  Anyone could create a cereal box without limitations, this is like what I imagine working at a professional Ad agency would be like: "Here's the name, come up with a design" just like with ANY product.  I think it'll be a little tricky and sort of fun.  Anyway, that's my take on it.

skamocore (Level 11 Dolphin) @ 3/23/2009 05:57


TheManuz (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 3/23/2009 05:24

Must we pixel the front view of the package or can we pixel a scene where the package is visible?

I think it's the 1st one, but i'm asking just to be sure...

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/23/2009 04:12

Thanks for putting a wonderful theory to a crappy challenge idea Lazer :)

A.B. Lazer (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 3/23/2009 03:13

I like the idea - it is actually challenge to make something which would hold up to standards of commercial package design. And there is enough place to turn it the way you wish - be it attempt at serious presentation of product or spoof of theme. After all, pixelart is all about working within limitations and taking them to your advantage.

Exquisious (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 3/23/2009 03:13

I kinda agree with x-death....Sorry guys. Not a great challenge.

x-death (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 3/23/2009 02:50

what a horrible challenge. something a little more open would have been nice. like creat any kind of cereal box. but no i'm not entering such a crap comp.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 3/23/2009 01:56

Pixel cruch huh?


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