An assumption about football design in the 21st century is that it should be high resolution. That's not necessarily the case.
The blog at 8bit-football.com subversively showcases its creations in the limited style of the old 8-bit video game systems (most memorably, the Nintendo Entertainment System - commonly known as the NES - and the Sega Master System and Master System II). The trick that those old football games occasionally pulled off, and 8bit football has mastered, is duping the mind's eye into seeing more than was on show.
Having a reduced amount of pixels to play with, or intentionally limiting oneself to a blocky image, might not seem prudent, but it adds a dimension of nostalgia missing from the modern and hi-tech. 8bit football's images may not be sharp but the characters within are instantly recognisable.
8bit football regularly updates with new creations and now takes requests via its facebook Page and Twitter account. So if you wish to see your favourite players or footballing moments rendered in a slightly more subtle way, you know where to go.
Written by Jay (follow on Twitter).