8-Bit Chain Mail

Over the past few years, 8-bit art has made a bit of a comeback. But what’s more painstaking than building images one pixel at a time? Creating them out of freakin’ chail mail!

Chain mail artist David Austin has done just that. Over 16,000 ringlets went into building the 16-pound masterpiece featuring Mega Man II art. The combination of an old art and a really old art is brilliant.

Check out some of his other projects, including a very cool chain mail chess set. The guy obviously knows good games. I’d love to see him do a Zelda-themed piece. Insert your own “Link” joke here.