Everything old is new again. And while the graphics of games like Super Mario Bros. and Zelda were blocky by necessity, the pixel has been reborn as an art form unto itself. Meet the Picassos of pixel art.

Pixel, a short documentary by artist Simon Cottee, is an excellent distillation—part nostalgia, part progress—of those creative souls who are indebted to the dot. [YouTube via BoingBoing]