plastic perler beads celebrity portraits
plastic perler beads celebrity portraits plastic perler beads celebrity portraits
may 02, 2012

plastic perler beads celebrity portraits

‘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’

via wired

  • This is amazing! We work at Perler and would love to speak with you about your creations! Please feel free to contact me directly at 1-800-524-1349.

    Tara Van says:
  • i saw an artist, ariel erestingcol on the same tip, but with celebrities on the web… i think it was called Cewebrities… google it.

    so good!!!

    makemelook says:
  • check this artist out! He\’s been doing the same thing with the beads.

    The Oklahoma City bombing piece is amazing!

    mdlv says:

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