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— Adventures in 16 pixels
— The relevance of a pixel

Fav facivonBubble faviconCon favicon

Here you can view the animation Fav i Con to where it should be: In the browser tabs, the natural environment of these characters. You can only do this with Firefox, so is the only browser that supports animated favicons.

When the truth after a while of seeing this version of 16x16 pixels can be tiring to the eye, so there are those who currently recommends lowering the screen resolution to enjoy them without returning them monkey. However, it will taste of the user.

Indeed, these files are animated .GIF favicons, which the Mozilla browser provides a place as a substitute for non-official .ICO files.

Fav i Con (Fav and Con) is a very short pixel animated film, based on the favicons. It narrates the adventures of Fav –a purple alien with antennae– and Con –a green form of organic life–, two likeable pixel characters.
Probably it is the animation with world's smallest resolution, since those small adventures of this short film occurs within three favicons, with a size of 16x16 pixels, comparable (from a highly ridiculous viewpoint) with Polyvision of "Napoléon" (1927). The sum of the size of three favicons gives a resolution of 48x16 px.

Due to the small size, the film can be seen in high definition format, with luxurious gigantic square pixels. Pixels are the smallest unit that is a graphic image on a computer screen. In our mind, and thanks to image processors, we imagine them in square form, but nevertheless, physically A pixel is not a little square. These "adventures in 16 pixels" can get to appreciate "the importance of a pixel".
  • Story: Marta Roig
  • Idea and animation: Pau Mariné
  • Sound: Philip Cunningham
  • Music: Firebrand Boy
Still from 'Fav i Con'

Still from Fav i Con (2013).

CC BY-SA 2013-2015 Pau Mariné / passafora [at] gmail [dot] com