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While the debate over videogames as art continues to rage, Joshua Cadmium has taken it upon himself to make art out of videogames. Specifically, Samus Aran.

Taking a cue from his childhood love of Metroid, the artist has created some nostalgia-inducing pixilated pictures, painstakingly recreated line for line on wood. Joshua is currently looking for fellow Samus enthusiasts to offer up some cash for the works of art, and any hard-core old-school Metroid fan can appreciate the simple yet elegant designs he has created.

His techniques and art style are above my head, so I’ll let him do the talking as far as the art side is concerned. I’m just here to talk videogames.

Read all about it at his blog.