16-bit Memories: A Wonderful Picture

Hi everyone,

While browsing the Lemon Amiga Forum, I stumbled upon a fantastic picture by Toni Bratincevic. It’s called 16-bit Memories and it takes me back to the good, old days.

Mr. Bratincevic writes the following about his picture on his website:

Childhood, Christmas time, friends, family, joy, happiness … and, a new toy on my desk. Toy that will define my life, responsible for such a beautiful experiences from my childhood. Kids imaginary world, lost over time, a glimpse of it left in my head, a glimpse of priceless memory. But, it wouldn’t be such a great experience if it wasn’t for my friends… do you guys remember how we spent hours playing games, competing and exploring these new digital frontiers?

I must admit I had Atari ST not Amiga ;), but my friend had Amiga and it had way better graphics and sound than my ST. So that’s the reason why I decided to model Amiga for this illustration, out of respect. πŸ™‚

First version of image was made as a cover for Immortal 4 compilation of music remixes from http://www.maz-sound.com/Immortal/

A picture says more than a thousand words. Without further ado, here’s the masterpiece from Mr. Bratincevic. Enjoy!

16-bit Memories by Toni Bratincevic
16-bit Memories by Toni Bratincevic

Isn’t that great? Look at that neat Amiga 500, the Back to the Future poster, the small characters from Cannon Fodder (excellent game by the way!).. The weather outside, a bit snowy and dark.. Perfect atmosphere for computing. πŸ™‚ There’s so much cool stuff in this picture, that it has quickly become one my favourites. πŸ™‚

Now, who is going to use this picture as a wallpaper? πŸ˜‰

12 comments

  1. Whoah! That is a fantastic picture, and replicates my 1987 room exactly, except maybe it’s a lot tidier than I remember πŸ™‚
    Certainly changing my wallpaper right now, thanks for bringing it to the masses mate πŸ™‚

  2. Great picture, I remember seeing it on the CG Society a year or two ago, It’s awesome how you can zoom in and appreciate all the effort that’s gone into it for a few minutes. There is just so much detail to explore.

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