Goodbye, CCH

Post-congress depression coping strategy
2016-12-31 / blinry / CC BY-SA 4.0 / art, pixelart, fav, popular

Pixel Art of the CCH

For five years, the Congress Centrum in Hamburg, Germany has been the venue for the annual Chaos Communication Congress, a four-day conference for hackers, artists, and open-minded folk. The building was opened in 1973, and while it is a little antiquated by now, its charm was loved by many. In 2017, the building will be closed for renovation for a few years, the older parts as well as the depicted front entrance will be removed. This image is dedicated to the old CCH, to say thanks for everything and goodbye!

To the left is one of the CCC’s logos, the rocket Fairy Dust.

Like everything on this site, the image is released under a Creative Commons license. Here’s a “high-res” version (23800x11200 pixels, 200 dpi at 3 meters width), in case you want to print a poster of it or something.


For the 34th Chaos Communication Congress, I made an extended poster version in the “long DIN” format (aspect ratio 1:2.82):

There’s also a high-res version (23800x8409 pixels, 200 dpi at 3 meters width), the PDF I used for printing (which already includes 1 mm bleed on all sides, for a total size of 842 x 299 mm), and the Aseprite source file. I printed 2500 of these and brought them to the first C3 in Leipzig. :)


Here’s a landscape 16:9 version (3840x2160), for use as a desktop wallpaper:

And here are three different portrait 16:9 versions (1080x1920), for use as smartphone wallpapers:


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