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Eustace Emoji

The New Yorker is holding its annual contest for re-interpretations of the famous Eustace Tilley cover (read more here and 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:


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


Check it out full size here:


2012 Update: Gawker ran a story about this cover:


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:


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Uploaded on January 8, 2010