the golden ratio turns famous faces into fibonacci celebrities
the golden ratio turns famous faces into fibonacci celebrities the golden ratio turns famous faces into fibonacci celebrities
jun 02, 2015

the golden ratio turns famous faces into fibonacci celebrities

the golden ratio turns famous faces into fibonacci celebrities
images courtesy of igor kkk




in the seeming randomness of the natural world, instances of mathematical order are ubiquitous. the fibonacci numbers and similarly related ‘golden’ elements are evident in the composition of the galaxies, weather patterns and various types of lifeforms. these series of identically proportioned golden rectangles produce ‘perfect’ configurations, mathematically and aesthetically.

fibonacci celebrities by igor kkk
the face of actor nicolas cage is disfigured into a rectangular shape based on the golden ratio




a moscow-based designer igor kkk has applied these proportions to a category of humanity that seeks the perfection logarithmic spirals can provide: celebrities. his graphic project ‘dr fibonazi’s plastic surgery clinic’ sees the application of the golden ratio and iterations of the sequence to faces like jack nicholson and nicolas cage.


‘arrange your face features to match the fibbonacci sequence’ the satirical project info reads, promising to transform the celebrity portraits into more ideal versions of themselves. however, the series proves that the fibonacci sequence isn’t always a recipe for excellence, apparent in the distorted, disfigured and warped new appearances the famous figures bear.

fibonacci celebrities by igor kkk
sylvester stallone’s face swings into a warped version of himself

fibonacci celebrities by igor kkk
brian cranston’s face is pinched upwards, elongating his mustache and chin

fibonacci celebrities by igor kkk
aaron paul’s stretched face comes as a result of the golden ratio

  • Super!

    Berthold Heinrich Penkhues says:
  • Sylvester Stallone’s warped face version reminds me of the destroyed jesus fresco from spain. Maybe Cecilia Giménez wanted to “arrange (his) face features to match the fibbonacci sequence’, too 😀

    Katharina says:
  • This may be the scariest article so far. They all look like cubist pieces.

    noxmortalitus says:
  • Does “Igor KKK” realise what KKK means to some people?

    Rex says:
  • ‘some’ people?

    Ava says:
  • but brian cranston’s glasses?

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