Eustace Emoji

The New Yorker is holding its annual contest for re-interpretations of the famous Eustace Tilley cover (read more here www.newyorker.com/online/photocontests/eustace_tilley_2009 and www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/02/14/050214fa_fact2) and I thought this would be a good one.

 

So I figured I'd post it here!

 

I used Photoshop to batch process the emoji so that they have white backgrounds and used Foto-Mosaik-Edda for the mosaic:

 

www.sixdots.de/mosaik/en/index.php

 

It took some tweaking but I'm pretty happy with the final result.

 

Check it out full size here: www.flickr.com/photos/fcb/4257981974/sizes/o/

 

 

2012 Update: Gawker ran a story about this cover:

 

gawker.com/5967655/this-all+emoji-new-yorker-cover-is-the...

 

The truth is, I never submitted it to the 2009 New Yorker contest. Thats because my girlfriend, Thessaly, was working there and it could have possibly been been a violation of their contest rules. So instead I posted it here and ... 3 years later it gets picked up by the web. Since Thessaly is no longer at the New Yorker, I decided to actually submit it for this year's contest. I'll let you guys know how it goes!

 

Another update: AND submitted: www.newyorker.com/online/photocontests/eustace_tilley_201...

 

 

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