Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art - and album covers.


London artist Nick Smith has made several pieces of Pantone pixel art recreating famous works of art which is on exhibit at Lawrence Alkin Gallery until Feb 21st. Naturally the cool looking pixel art of fine art images have spread around the web as we're all suckers for this sort of thing.

It's not the first time we've seen this idea though. Designer David Marsh made Pantone pixel art recreating famous album covers, which were so popular Scroobius Pip commissioned him to do the cover art for “Distraction Pieces”.

Then again, this goes back further than one might think, before Pantone even was a well know swatch, Salvador Dali made pixel art. The painting “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea Which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Homage to Rothko)” looks like Abraham Lincoln from twenty feet, but closer up it's a portrait of his wife.

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  • Dabitch's picture

    By jove! You're right! So advertising beat art to it this time around, huh? That's not the usual route. ;)

    Feb 20, 2015

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