Hurrah, stop motion fans — it’s time for the Stop Motion Eye Candy of the Day!

This time, it’s artist PES, translating classic arcade scenes into stop motion, real world objects. It’s utterly brilliant — and a reminder that, stripped of more advanced code and graphics, early arcade games were reduced to strangely iconic designs. That’s food for thought when thinking about digital motion in general.

There’s more of this stuff, too — here’s a complete round-up from “counter-culture” mag Hi-Fructose:

Video: Clown Head Explosions: The Art of Pes

Found via Laughing Squid and Scott Beale’s Twitter stream

Now, digerati: perhaps these real-world sprites inspire some virtual ones for use in your next live visual tool?