We were pleasantly surprised to see our Online Mosaic Tool was recently featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family talkshow – what an honor! Needless to say, we were extremely happy to see our tool used on TV, but we were especially excited to watch how quickly she was able to upload her photos and create her mosaic, highlighting the super easy, 3-step creation process. Shani then shows viewers how to create their own custom photo mosaic in a matter of minutes using our Online Mosaic Tool. Taking the DIY ethos a step further, she used the hi-res digital file to create an iron-on mosaic tote bag!
Philadelphia is no stranger to street artists, both famous and infamous, especially when it comes to mosaics. Take a stroll through South Philadelphia and you’re sure to come across a number of works by local legend Isaiah Zagar. But it looks like there’s a new face in town – Chicago mosaic street artist (and foe of potholes nationwide) Jim Bachor has arrived! We’ve posted about Bachor and his vigilance against city potholes twice before, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down any time soon.
The question isn’t whether or not your fans have the content to share, but how you can engage them and give them the opportunity to share it. Photos have become an enormous part of how we express ourselves. We live in a visual age where smartphones have put a camera in the pocket of each one of your fans.
With Our release of our Online Mosaic Tool, you now have the ability to create a custom photo mosaic in a few easy steps. The first step is choosing your source image. Landscapes are a popular source images used with our tool. Landscapes can make for some beautiful photo mosaics, but here are a few tips to get the best results! Let’s take a look at what makes a good landscape source image.
I’m going to take a bit of a detour from photo mosaics for a moment to talk about a really unique mosaic artist. Kevin Champeny is a New York artist whose work straddles a variety of artistic mediums to create large, mosaic-esque sculptures. However, in contrast to the traditional style of mosaic creation, using existing items to create a larger image or object, the smaller pieces of the mosaic are handmade by Champeny.
I’ve always found photo mosaics to be the perfect example of where art and technology work hand in hand. New York artist Michael Mapes takes a very scientific approach to his art, particularly in his series Human Specimens, where photographs are dissected and methodically reassembled to resemble a scientific study. Once these broken images are brought back together, the result is a maddeningly detailed photo mosaic study of the subject.
What do you do with your old electronics? Throw them out? Donate them? Sell them? San Francisco artist Jason Mecier does the unexpected: he uses old electronic “junk” to create amazingly textured mosaics. His work is the perfect example of mosaic art in the 21st century: using broken, fragmented pieces of our everyday lives as a form of artistic expression.
When most people hear the word “mosaics,” they think of ceramic and glass shards pieced together to construct a larger work of art. Note that I said “shards” of glass and ceramic. I recently came across an artist whose work turns this mosaic concept on its head. Massachusetts artist Molly Hatch creates sprawling, loosely tiled mosaics using handmade painted saucers and dishes.
I’ve posted about artists who re-work classic pieces of art with a fresh perspective, breathing new life into images we’ve surely seen dozens of times. I especially like it when artists incorporate mosaics into their approach. Nick Smith is a London-based visual artist and interior designer who focuses mostly on screen printing and has most recently created a series of work using Pantone color swatches.