Pixel Sunglasses: Specs Without Curves

Pixel art dorks wear glasses, too.  And if they want to keep their cred as Atari-loving, Galaxian-playing hipsters, these are the frames they wear over their eyes: the 5dpi and the 6dpi.

Created by Belarussian designer Dzmitry Samal, the two specs both feature frames with boxy corners that create a pixelated effect.  The design isn't too exaggerated with artifacts, though (just pixelated corners), so it manages to be quirky while still being perfectly wearable.

What's the difference between the two models?  The 5dpi has a squarish frame, similar to the classic Raybans of old, while the 6dpi features a slightly rectangular frame which should complement round faces well.  Each model comes in multiple colorways, with the rims getting a different color from the main part of the frame.

Based on the photos, it seems like they're looking to sell this both as sunglasses or frames for prescription glasses.  We're not sure if your optometrist will be up to the task of slipping a pair of lenses on the irregularly-shaped slot, though, so keep that in mind.

If you're into rocking geeky or quirky accessories, the 5dpi and 6dpi pixel sunglasses should make for a cool addition to your stash.  They're currently available for pre-order, priced at €195.

[Dzmitry Samal]