The single pixels that created Mario really have nothing to do with this quick thought as I cram on work
Original mental note:
Design everything in multiples of 5.
Never make another image that is 176×32 or any other weird set of numbers.
Stop being sloppy.
Keep math easy.
Even if it means being odd now and then.
I figure the latter is akin to Elisa on Project Runway using spit to measure fabric. It didn’t really work out for her on the show, but I always gave her tree-hugging sensibilities props.
[ Image from Sprite Stich: A video game inspired cross stitch weblog ]