American artist steve moore or pxl8r creates inconceivably detailed depictions of famous faces entirely from perler beads.
The brightly-colored plastic pieces are arranged in 11 x 11in squares then melted with the heat of a clothing-iron into photo-
realistic mosaics of contemporary celebrities. pxl8r is able to produce highly-detailed visions of easily recognizable faces
by studying an image of a face, then pixelating the image digitally before reconstructing the person’s likeness in plastic pieces.
‘I use an assortment of american perler beads, english hama beads, and swedish nabbi beads to achieve a broader color palette
than any bead manufacturer offers individually. these portraits can be framed, though personally I think they stand better on their own.
because they are plastic, the protection that a frame offers isn’t necessary.’ -pxl8r
Beats the hell out of the crap I made in school…