Have you ever wondered what you could do with 2,646 post-it notes and a free weekend? You could consider making a giant portrait of Elvis on a wall in your office like Charles Mangin did. Mangin recalls that: My boss decided that we needed to do something fun and creative in one of our conference [...]
A photographic mosaic uses a series of smaller photographs to create a larger recognizable image. The example below uses hexagon-shaped photographs of birds and other nature-related imagery. When put together in a special way (with the help of a software program), they form a larger image of a seagull. The seagull can be seen more [...]
According to Ken Knowlton, he has been many things. He cites being a student, teacher, speaker, mathematician, physicist, electron microscopist, computer scientist, researcher, inventor, author, artist, and a critic. He also creates portrait mosaics of famous people using real seashells. As you would imagine, this is a tedious process that involves a lot of trial [...]
British artist James Hopkins transforms everyday items into sophisticated illusions. His work below, titled “Shelf Life”, was created in 2006 for a private collection. Does the bookshelf resemble something else? To learn more about James Hopkins and view more of his works, please visit JamesHopkinsWorks.com.
Percolator is an app available for the iPad and iPhone that allows anyone to transform photographs into multicolor mosaics. Where The Art Is, a London-based artist, used this app on his iPhone to create several dazzling images. One such example below depicts a very famous woman. Do you recognize her? Continue reading this post to [...]
Artist Paul N. Grech attempts to paint people as tangible extensions of a living, breathing environment. In his aptly-titled painting below, “Beethoven”, he uses a composite style to form a portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven from a collection of individuals wearing hats. Have a closer look and you will see that the famous composer’s eyes [...]
Scott Blake creates art using bar codes. This video demonstrates his interactive exhibit called Barcode Elvis at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in San Francisco, California. Scott arranged barcodes from Elvis CDs in such a way that they resemble a composite portrait of the man himself. When one of the bar codes is scanned using [...]