We’ve posted an article before about the use of Rubik’s Cubes as real-life pixels to recreate famous works of art, but the trend seems to have gathered some steam and cropped up in more places, bringing some interesting questions with it.
These particular works were created by Josh Chalom of Toronto, and with a little bit of guidance from a computer, the result is astounding. Equally astounding is the amount of work that goes into each piece of art. Acting in the same way as a digital camera does, Chalom and his team use computer generated sections of the image as a template for each cube. The individual cubes then need to be “solved” to fit that specific area of the image.
His style is so original and unique that it’s become a popular topic online, and we’re wondering if it’s possible that it could continue to the point of becoming a design trend extending to other media. It wouldn’t be the first time that a trend has spilled over from one medium into another, and pixilated images made from unlikely sources certainly seems to be popular lately.
Like we’ve mentioned in the past, trends come and go, no matter how cool they are. Some of them stay longer than others, but in the end, we think that proven web and graphic design principles are the ones that will remain. Clean, modern design has a tendency to win out over the wild, ultra-contemporary trends that surface over the years and we’re prepared to keep doing what we do best: stay on the cutting edge while keeping design simple and effective.