Designer recreates iconic album covers in pixelated form

A series of reproductions of iconic album covers are turning heads, although you may have to take a step back to make sense of them.

Mancunian artist and graphic designer David Marsh has digitised some of his favourite bands artwork by painstakingly redrawing the original images pixel by pixel.

The result is what seems a blocky mess in close up but which reveals itself as a distance as the mosaics become legible.

Marsh said: “I am fascinated by images that are unclear or abstract when viewed up close but reveal themselves as you move away from them, this breaking images down into simple blocks of colour has been something I have experimented with for years.

“I think it stems from the CMYK printing system [which refers to the four inks used in some color printing, cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black)] of creating images by overlaying dots of various sizes and density out of the four colour printing process.”

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