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.
Throughout our 12+ years of photo mosaic design, we’ve managed to fine tune the elements required to create a “true” mosaic. One thing we’ve learned: it’s not easy. After toiling away with the existing photo mosaic software, we decided to create our own and we never looked back. A common shortcut we’d find is heavy colorization and source ghosting. Let’s dive into the specifics of each and how they can make – or break – your photo mosaic.
Intel picks Picture Mosaics’ app to show off its new Skylake i7 processor at the 2015 IDF press event! Picture Mosaics’ new 4K video mosaic technology optimized for Skylake to be featured in more upcoming Intel events. In front of the new demo are Joe Charpentier, VP of Engineering, and Al Charpentier, Founder and CEO.
At Picture Mosaics, we’ve spent the last 14 years pushing the boundaries of photo mosaic design in every way imaginable. We were honored to partner with Intel and present at the IDF 2015 press event in San Francisco! We were tasked with putting together a demo using our latest photo and video software to push the new Skylake i7 processor to its limit. Continue reading
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.
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.