'perler snoop dogg' by steve moore or pxl8r, 2012
all images courtesy the artist
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
'perler britney spears'
'perler john lennon'
'perler pee wee herman'
'perler harrison ford'
'perler stephan colbert'
'perler khloe kardashian'
'perler larry david'
'perler scarlett johansson'
'perler tina fey'
'perler samuel l. jackson'
'perler ellen degeneres'
'perler christopher walken'
'perler paul giamatti'
'perler steve buscemi'