While I was trying to discover some Greek designers I stumbled upon an visual artist and designer; Charis Tsevis, who makes unusual mosaic images. The reason I describe his art as unusual is because his pictures comprise of endless tiny pictures, which as an end result produce a face – mostly a recognisable one. His work became especially popular after the portrait he did of Steve Jobs featuring thousands of pictures of Apple products.
Steve Jobs, 2011
The Athens-based visual designer recreates anything from a portraits of Obama, Steve Jobs, to racing cars and lions. Publications and companies from all over the world have commissioned his work, such as Coca Cola, eBay, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Wired, Nike and others.
We can code it, 2014
San Francisco for Emirates Airlines, 2014
He did his diploma in Graphic Design at the Akademie für das Grafische Gewerbe, in Munich and then completed a Masters in Visual Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design, in Milan. He has received several awards across the world, an ED Award and Epica Award (Europe), Behance (USA), EBGE (Greece) and others. He also teaches editorial design at AKTO College of Art and Design in Athens and has presented seminars at the Panteion University of Athens.
You definitely need to check more of his work out, some of the details, especially in the portraits he does are incredible.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Tsevis