I was inspired by the work of Simon Cryer who recreated David Bowie album covers from dots. It seemed like a cool Processing project, so I created a script that iterates over the pixels of album cover JPGs and composes these dot grids. Rather than just sampling one pixel to assign a color to a circle, I’m calculating the average color of the pixels under each circle. The result is a little more nuanced than a single-pixel color selection.
It’s crazy how recognizable these album covers are, even when they’re reduced to 324 circles.
If you’d like a high-res printable version, I have one for you right here.
Enjoy! Want to make one for your own favorite band? Download the source on Github.