Book cover design for this competition.
Unfortunately, as I am not resident in UK I cannot take part in the competition.
But as I really like the concept of crowdsourcing and as I am a regular reader of Wired magazine as well as the Creative Review, I created this piece as a friendly salutation to the guys in these great publications.
The mosaic illustration is made with hundreds of croped portraits. All non croped images are downloaded from one of the first crowdsourcing photo sites, the Stock Exchange and are given away without restrictions.
The mosaic is made in Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop and Apple QuickTime Pro with custom developed scripts. Final layout is made in Adobe Illustrator.
Special thanks to Joe Dalton, the developer of Studio Artist and Dave Nagel, who's tutorials, SA paint patches and plug-ins in www.creativemac.com have helped me enormously building a solid background for my mosaic experiments. I really miss his excellent articles there.
Typeface used is PF Agora Slab Pro, designed by Panos Vassiliou and distributed by Parachute Fonts.
Thanks for giving me this, mate!
Additional credit must go to my friend Isidoros Koliavras for providing me some good food for thought, as well as some useful tools for my mosaics.
I am wishing good luck and all the best to all collegues, pros and amateurs out there.
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Thank you all, my friends, for your kind words, support and votes. I am feeling really honored.