eBoy was founded in 1997 by Kai Vermehr, Steffen Sauerteig and Svend Smital. Based in Berlin and Vancouver, their complex illustrations have been made into posters, shirts, souvenirs, and displayed in many galleries around the world. They have worked with Adidas, Adobe, Coca-Cola, Diesel, DKNY, Nike, magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Times, RolingStone and many other high profile names.
“We started working with pixels because we loved the idea of making pictures only for the screen. It’s the best way to get really sharp and clean looking results. Also, handling pixels is fun and you are forced to simplify and abstract things, which is a big advantage of this technique.”
eBoy FixPix is a puzzle game using the graphics of Eboy where you have to tilt your phone to solve it. There are about 100 different motives and many of them have a 3D effect (see video). In other words, this is an endless source of wallpapers for your iPhone and above all a very intriguing digital puzzle. Even though we have seen these kind of puzzles on the iPhone before, FixPix is most probably the first that is not only entertaining but allows you to explores the work of the artist. Artworks are not just cut up into slices but are amazingly layered compositions where at times you will need to study even the smallest intricate details to discover how things should fit together. Tilting your iPhone will uncover parts of the composition that you wouldn’t normally see in the finished piece. The process is very enjoyable even if you find yourself (if you are on public transport) pointing your iPhone at someone sitting across you in attempt to match the elements in the artwork.
When I was first told about the app I was somewhat sceptical. After playing with it for an hour or so with dozens of screen captures, I am trying to find ways to avoid regular daily interruptions eager to uncover all the progressively more difficult compositions. Each artwork is amazing by itself. Sure, there are fillers here but all together FixPix is a wonderful collection of eBoy’s work. From simple to very complex we have come to love, Mario and Andrew have done a terrific job in bringing eBoy not only to the fans but everyone else will also enjoy FixPix as much. See demo here.
I am not sure how far from submission FixPix is, majority of motives are in and facebook and twitter integrations are almost there. In any case I leave you with few images + the video and rest assured that as soon as it is available for download we’ll be all bells and whistles because this is really a must have. FixPix is now available!
Developer: delicious toys