October '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 0 1 9 O C T O B E R P R I N T W E A R 2 7 in each pixel creates a mosaic-like array of reflective surfaces, with the raised nature of satins lending shadows and edges that emphasize the pixel as the base unit of the art. This effect creates a slightly pebbled, interesting surface that, though it doesn't accurately reproduce the look of a pixel-art design on-screen, serves as a nod to the na- ture of the limitations of the original style. Where an old-school game designer was likely looking to reduce the lo-fi look of their pieces, this style revels in revealing the pixel as a building block and enhances the 'grid' on which the art is based. PIXEL ART PREPARATION Before we create our own piece, it's important to know that each of the embroidered 'pixels' may be slightly different in shape due to their position in the sequence and how it relates to its neighboring pixels. It's likely that any given pixel's shape will need to be drawn manually in such a way that it can combat distortion both using overlaps and pull compensation to get solid coverage between pixels that touch and adding push compensation to ensure that each pixel is the expected size and shape when stitched. This means that the more detailed COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER OCTOBER 11-12, 2019 BOOTH# 400 COME VISIT US AT THE DENVER SHOW!

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