Tongwynlais Village Then and Now – Part 5

I’m delighted to bring you another instalment of “Tongwynlais Village Then and Now”. The images I’ve unearthed aren’t that old but they show a unique view of Merthyr Road in the 1980s. I reached out to my regular contributors and they’ve provided some information about Bennett’s garage and Parry’s store. Bennetts of Tongwynlais Bennett’s garage … more…

Cardiff in Pixels – Part 1

Collage of pixel art illustrations of buildings in Cardiff

I’ve really enjoyed creating pixel art illustrations of buildings in Tongwynlais. I couldn’t resist attempting some of the larger landmarks in our capital city. This was a really enjoyable project and posed some challenges with the larger buildings. I really hope you enjoy them. The Pierhead Insole Court Cardiff Castle City Hall Norwegian Church Principality … more…

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Pixel Art Tongwynlais – Part 3

Collage of pixel art illustrations of buildings in Tongwynlais

Pixel art describes a technique for creating digital illustrations at the individual pixel level. This type of art was the result of low resolution displays in early videogame systems. Today, our phone and computer displays have millions of pixels. Despite this, the art form is very popular and the “retro” videogame look is used in … more…

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